Gems and Rocks 2: Beads

Now that we know the difference between gems and stone it is fair to say that most beads we buy from a store are mostly likely stone or manmade.  How do we know?  There are a couple of things we can use to know the difference between real and manmade. Price:  Let’s face it, you are not getting a stand…

Picture Jasper

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One of my favorite new stones is Jasper. In particular, Picture Jasper.  It is called so because when the stone is cut,the combinations of patterns look like they might be scenes or images. They really do. If you put all of them together in a certain way you would have a scene of perhaps, a seashore or a mountain.  You won’t,…