Featured Help Identifying Geode

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by dude, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. dude

    dude Well-Known Member

    Hi. Picked this up today for $3. Figured I couldn't go wrong at that price, even if it's chipped up. For now it'll go on the windowsill.
    Clear Quartz? Amythyst?

    Thanks!
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  2. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Member

    Amethyst
     
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  3. dude

    dude Well-Known Member

    I thought so; wasn't 100% sure, though, as the ones I've found and seen before had much smaller crystals.
     
  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Very nice amethyst.
     
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  5. dude

    dude Well-Known Member

    I'm considering chiseling it down and polishing up some of the stones for my girlfriend to make jewelry with. Worth doing or best left to a pro?
     
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  6. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Leave the chiseling to a pro. Keep it like it is.......great conversation piece.
     
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  7. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Here's an idea. Take the girlfriend on a road trip to Crater of Diamonds in AK. Lots of fun, great banded jasper there, and maybe find a diamond. Maybe even to the great Lakes (Western shores in Michigan) Great place to find Agate and a whole bunch of Pretty stones for Jewelry making. Petosky Stones are findable and make nice jewelry. (look them up). Even get adventurous and head into the UP to lake superior and look for YOOPERLITES at night. Many Good Youtube videos on Great Lakes rockhounding.
     
  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Since you live in the NE,skip breaking the crystals in the geode and try the Herkimer diamond mine. https://herkimerdiamond.com/
     
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd leave the amethyst as found. It looks like the crystals are sitting on some blue lace agate just to make things better. It's too good to mess with.
     
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Leave it be, people buuy those as is for decent prices.

    I've got a Petosky stone necklace. Back in the old ebay boards days, it was a Gift Exchange from a nice person.
     
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Member

    Keep as is and where is, window sill.
     
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  12. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    My father was a geologist. he would say leave it be like the hundreds of Specimens i inherited. That is a nice size .
     
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Keep out of direct sunlight though, no matter the sparkle. Some amethysts fade with sun exposure and that piece is too nice. Of course if it's "enhanced" somehow then who cares.
     
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