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Orange Catseye Sunstone Focal Bead, Tanzania

bead catseye sun stone sunstone tanzania

While I think that our state gem, the Oregon sunstone, is perfectly lovely, they are smaller, less flashy, and much more expensive than the varieties of sunstone coming out of Tanzania these days. I'm hooked!  

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New Stripey Bumblebee Jasper Focal Beads

New Stripey Bumblebee Jasper Focal Beads

Some new work I just did in Bumblebee Jasper from Java.  It's really a travertine which formed in a hot springs.  The yellow is from sulfur inclusions and the orange comes from orpiment.  

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New Rhodochrosite focal beads!

Rhodochrosite

New Rhodochrosite focal beads!

Top grade material, front and back shots.  We'll get this listed next week.  Private message me with inquiries about purchase before they're listed.  

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New Rhodochrosite focal beads!

Rhodochrosite

New Rhodochrosite focal beads!

Top grade material, front and back shots.  We'll get this listed next week.  Private message me with inquiries about purchase before they're listed.  

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Rough & Finished! Druzy Uvarovite & Rainbow Pyrite

Before and after! Some of the druzy uvarovite green garnet and rainbow druzy pyrite rough that I got in Tucson and what it looks like cut up into focal beads and cabs. Both rough materials are sourced in Russia and I bought directly from the Russian dealers who were the biggest distributors of each material in all of Tucson. Their entire inventories of rough would all fit on a kitchen table. Rare materials!   

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