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Gem silica, Inspiration mine


#1

This is another gem silica pendent, 23.5cts of robins egg blue color, cut from rough from the mine @1950 or so. The mine closed 1983 & the town is now gone that was near the mine, more of a tourist attraction now. The goldwork done by John as usual & no shortcuts for the finished frame in gold. This is considered about the best material color wise, for gem silica & it is getting hard to find-but is pretty-steve…


#2

Nice piece Steve great colour, I have not seen a piece in the rough at all in Australia.
regards
Syd


#3

gem silica is rarely seen in jewelry,the most valuable variety of chalcedony beautiful Hallo


#4

Im posting pics of this stone in the sunshine, it seems to glow & the transparency of the material can be seen too, this is some of the best silica to be seen-steve…