One more..Eilat Stone or Chrysocolla?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Marko, May 9, 2021.

  1. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    Hippie dippy necklace for $2.50....what stone do you see? Photographed both sides of the stone. Thanks.
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  2. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Love the stone!.
  3. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    Thanks, so do I! Peacock colors!
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  4. Pattywithay

    Pattywithay Well-Known Member

    I would guess chrysocolla based on the style. I had a similar piece and was told the long beads are made from porcupine quills.
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i'm not seeing pork o' pik quills...their too thick..

    maybe the african ones...but they're the wrong color..

  6. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    The metal work seems African, though. What do you think the material could be? You can see the texture if you zoom. Very lightweight.
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  7. Pattywithay

    Pattywithay Well-Known Member

    Here’s one example. 0348EB60-8680-4126-8F87-54432E1F11FA.jpeg
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd have figured Peruvian jewelry. The stone could be from anywhere, but Eilat it ain't. Real eilat comes only from Israel and the mine is about played out. They don't export, they import a similar stone from Ethiopia. The necklace is chrysocolla or azurite+malachite.
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, the style is typically Peruvian, and the stone is Peruvian chrysocolla, a very popular stone in Peru. It can have inclusions.
    I began to see this style jewellery in the 1980s at craft fairs etc.
    The metal on these is usually described as alpaca, so nickel silver, and the tube beads as wood. I have never examined them closely, but I always though the tube beads looked like some kind of reed.

    This type of jewellery was never made in Israel, so no Eilat stone. Just pretty Peruvian chrysocolla.:)
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I always figured them for bamboo. Nothing Israeli about those, unless someone in Israel bought some to wear.
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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Peruvian, and typical.
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  14. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    Thanks all.
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