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I bought this sterling silver ring in a little antique shop in Luray, VA that obtained most of its merchandise from area estate sales. I was told the stone was jadeite, but it's clearly not. It is pretty opaque and looks like tea with a splash of cream in it. The only thing I have found that looks close in my internet searches is maybe some type of jasper like silver leaf?? It has little swirls and circles in it. I also thought it might be fossilized wood, but I have no knowledge about rocks and minerals. I was hoping someone here could help me out. I love it, so I am not interested in knowing from a value standpoint. I am just curious. :)




asked Apr 25, 2017 by Firefly65 (120 points)
edited Apr 28, 2017 by Firefly65

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Its certainly interesting and not a typical gemstone that can be identified by a picture. It may be some form of agate/chalcedony, or perhaps petrified wood. If you can take it to a reputable jeweler they may be able to help you by doing some tests on it.
answered Apr 28, 2017 by hershel (52,780 points)
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there is certainly some agate in it.

answered Apr 29, 2017 by Weasel (58,850 points)