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What stone is this bracelet made of?

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I bought this bracelet at a boutique in the 70s and was told that it was serpentine. I'm preparing to sell it and need to state what kind of stone it is. Looking at photos online, it looks like serpentine is generally more yellowish. This is very dark green with white-ish flecks throughout. It is completely opaque, not translucent at all. I took it to a local jewelry store that sells natural stone jewelry and they weren't sure, either, but guessed that it was a type of jasper. Any help appreciated!! Thanks.

asked Sep 22 by Itsagem (120 points)

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This is a very hard question. When stones are polished and made into jewelry, they lose many traits that distinguish them from other minerals. I would label it as jasper, just because that is the best guess the pros have. It really could be either, but if you make a mistake in the labeling, at least you can say you tried your best to identify it. Hope this helps!
answered Sep 26 by linkisnotzelda (4,150 points)
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It could very well be serpentine in that color. Although serpentine can be yellowish, it most certainly can be green like that. See if it has any greasy feel to it. Also a clear way to test it would be hardness - serpentine is software than most other green opaque gemstones such as jade.
answered 2 days ago by hershel (51,300 points)

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