|Can you tell which stone this is?|
There was a question asked online the other day which got me to thinking. Sometimes when we buy stones at a show, they may be mislabeled. Sometimes this is on purpose, in order to command a higher price. Sometimes it's through ignorance. I can tell you right now that I have bought beads at shows that I know
are mislabeled, but they were cheap and pretty, so didn't really care. Maybe I should have cared, and shouldn't have bought, but there you have it.
So, how well do you know your stones? Specifically, your pink stones. There's a great deal of difference in the prices of these, so it would be worthwhile to learn the difference in the way they look:
This was a nice primer on pink semi-precious. Your strand of rhodochrosite is particularly lovely. I love finding these stones with character texture.