|Dimensions (mm)||45 x 33 x 10mm|
|Weight (carats)||not provided|
MYSTERY RAINBOW STONE
This stone has caused some confusion as it has been in the market for a while .After all the research i can find i believe it has come from a old cutting factory in Chihauhua Mexico and it is the waste product they discared after cutting different materials.The material is dug up from a old tip but it does have some amazing patterns and it does look very old.When cut there is a strong resin smell so i have decided to sell it as a mystery stone which will still be fun to cut.
Weight 114.50 cts app
Size 45 X 33 X 10 mm app
Photo taken wet
This is what the gemological institue of America said about the stone
An artifical material created for carving/lapidary purposes. Contains a mixture of calcite, plastic and artifical colouring pigments (PB15, an art-supply pigment), and a paraffin-like material. [ref: Winter 2002, Gems and Gemology, journal of Gemological Institute of America]
Although suppliers claim it to be a natural stone, tests have indicated that it is probably powdered carbonate rock artificially coloured and then stabilized with plastic.
This rough have cracks that are not shown in the pictures and make it worthless. Very disappointed with it, as neither description, neither photos lead to think that is so heavy cracked and is pure waste of money.
QUALITY ROUGH Reply:
Sorry to hear please return for a refund
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