Peruvian Stone Jade-Like Necklace Jewelry-Peru 20060702mm
Folks, on a mola & basket buying trip to Panama I met an enchanting elderly couple on Via Espana. They are street vendors and had all kinds of treasures. I did my Christmas shopping with them. But I was thinking of you too so I bought a bunch for Molamagic as well.
Here we have a necklace sporting a familar Jade-like stone. Years ago I bought a necklace like this somewhere in Asia. It came with a real Jade stone. I still have it too.
Is this real Jade? It is cool to the touch, doesn't scratch and shows the expected imperfections when held up to the light. My bet is that some jeweler uses scrape jade to make these small tooth-like stones.
The black stone pieces look like obsidian. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth. (Goggle)
Hey, they pay me by the word.
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