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I have a an unidentified, carved, black/grey pendant w/ white banding, help!

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I have a stone pendant and I don't know what it could be! I've been researching and have a few things in mind as options, but it's so hard to tell. Attached are pictures of it, thank you!!

- Mary

asked Feb 11, 2016 by thatmermaidmary (120 points)

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I'm going to say this. When a stone has been cut and polished or ground down, there is little chance of determining its identity from a picture alone. I will try to help. It does not look like obsidian, which is black, but it would look like glass. Shine a light behind it. Does it block the light completely or is it translucent? Is it magnetic? Finally, your best option is to see if the person who sold it to you or the shop where it was sold knows anything about it. Another option is to ask a jeweler.

Your guesses could help too.
answered Feb 11, 2016 by Weasel (58,980 points)
It's a fossil  - orthoceras.