Originally posted on my art blog on April 30th, 2018
In my Lapidary society there is a tray of rocks and you can buy some rocks from it. In it ranged from rock slabs (flat pieces of stone) to odd shaped rock parts. But sometimes there are stone cabochons, cabochons are a polished convex cut unfaceted stone (like the one in the pic as an example). These cabs range from the shape being started but never smoothed out much and not polished, it is mostly polished but a piece of it is broken (but it is a easy fix), and it is mostly polished and is not broken but the bottom back is not polished. This piece was in the first category and I bought it so I could finish it up. I always find it weird that people give up on cab pieces when they could just do it and sell it for a good price, finish the piece, or if a part is broken then accept it'll have a weird shape after you fix it. I and other members of my society tried identifying this stone but all we could figure out is that it is some type of jasper and that is it.