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Help identifying stones

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This questions comes from Andrea - who emailed it in. I'm posting it on her behalf:

They are the large barrel shaped stones in a paisley of brown, rust, and beige colors. The dealer called them "marian" stones from Afghanistan (that's how he pronounced them -- he didn't know how to spell it). I've been searching online for different spellings or even a sighting of a stone that looks like this, but haven't been able to find anything.

There is something called a Morion stone, but it's a smoky quartz...definitely not this.

Hopefully, someone can identify them for me.

Again, thank you for all your help.

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asked Apr 5, 2012 by yohaas (1,030 points)

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Its a beautiful necklace, but its hard to tell what it is. Maybe its jasper, jasper often has those colors and markings.
answered Nov 13, 2015 by GML (1,040 points)

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