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Anyone know what this bead is ? is it valualbe ?

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asked Oct 16, 2018 by jawid (140 points)

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It looks like chalcedony to me, or maybe rough beach agate. Likely not worth that much, but it is hard to tell on polished stones like that. It could even be a glass bead (through I doubt that)
answered Oct 19, 2018 by linkisnotzelda (5,360 points)
thanks for the response, actually this bead was found by my grandma 50 years back . some local expert told me this is a valuable bead, that is why I posted it up here.
If a local expert thinks it is valuable, then go and ask him what you think it is if you can. It may be amber, I guess, that is kind of rare.
tq . They did not give me any specific info what this bead really is but, they are willing to buy it for a $ 20K. I m hesitate of selling it with this price it may be more valuable from what they are offering me.
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I am not positive but if they offered 20k I have to ask several questions. 20 thousand what. Where was your grandma when she found it. In her yard in Jersey? It could be a fire opal. Air bubbles are not visible, so not glass.....hmmmm. I would take it to a jeweler and ask him what it is. He should be able to give you direction and a definitive answer.
answered Nov 8, 2018 by Weasel (58,120 points)
20k? That's crazy!!! If they are willing to pay that much, something strange is going on. I agree with weasel, do some research, figure out why they won't tell you what it is, and stand your ground!
thanks from both of you, I will find it out what it is.