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can you tumbel orpiment or polish it and use it for jewerly

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Can you use orpiment for making jewerly.
asked Feb 3, 2016 by JR (140 points)

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This is a stable form of arsenic sulfide formula As2S3. I am not an expert but arsenic is a deadly toxin, I could not find jewelry made with it when I searched. My answer is no. I welcome other input.

answered Feb 4, 2016 by Weasel (58,240 points)
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Although orpiment has a beautiful color, it is very soft and brittle, and usually fragile, and therefore not gem or jewelry material.
answered Feb 19, 2016 by hershel (52,580 points)