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Real or Fake Dragon Stripe Agate Necklace? Picture included...

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I purchased this necklace for $150.00. Was told it was a real agate necklace, made from rare "dragon stripe" agates. When I received it, it was broken and It appears that it is not solid all the way through. It looks as though it has an inner "core" that is more clear/whitish and the outer "shell" is brown with darker brown stripes. When it broke, it broke along the lines (not sure if that indicates anything of relevance) and the outer shell separated somewhat from the inner core. Any help in identifying and or confirming what this is or if this is actually an agate would be appreciated! Thanks so much!

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asked May 13, 2013 by Jewelry Girl (120 points)

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Sounds like a scam. Anytime a dealer uses enticing marketing terms that are unknown to the gem industry, such as "dragon stripes" one should beware. Anything unfamiliar should be thoroughly questioned from the dealer. Also agate is hard and durable and should not be chipping like that.

answered May 20, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)
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It looks like something that might flatten out with some pressure. Yeah you got ripped off, agates are made of rock, not plastic. If they were real there would be variations of clarity, some you should be able to even see through and the inclusions would be a part of the stone instead of separating the stones. Get your money back if you can, if you can leave feedback, I would be like : IT'S FAKE! OMG I'm so mad, neg. neg. neg. or something like that.

answered Jun 5, 2013 by animalindy (320 points)
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I am also of the opinion that if something is made out of a "rare" semi-precious stone, it wouldn't have crappy dime-a-dozen spangle beads in between. Still, I hope you can get your money back. $150, That necklace would have been cheaper with real agates!

answered Jun 5, 2013 by animalindy (320 points)
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It's fake

answered Jun 23, 2013 by Julissa (240 points)
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If it was an agate of any type, there would be translucency, whereby a light source would shine through it. This looks like cheap costume jewelry.

answered Jun 23, 2014 by Weasel (32,610 points)
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Also, agates are very hard and they would not chip.

answered Jun 23, 2014 by Weasel (32,610 points)

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