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Chrysoprase Mobius


michael B

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Thanks for the great comments, carving gemstone is my passion, yes it may deserve a better braided lace, I purchase these from NZ, I do have others that I tried that look better, I could learn to do these but its about the stone with me, attached is my latest piece, very similar in design, fluorite, a very brittle soft stone but the shape is self supporting, up to 3000 grit, will go to 200,000 diamond.

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Janel the simple answer is Kinda, the few pieces I have carved are not as hard as box, seems a little lighter in weight and not as dense, a little easier to carve ,, what I have was grown on the Ms. Gulf Coast, if you get some from a northern area it should be harder and more dense,, even more like Boxwood. The color is cream to almost white,,, I have a couple of pieces the have some spalting,, I will try something with them later. The wood I have was cut down by me ,,and air dried,, still waiting for the rest to dry.

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