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What is this stone?

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I'd appreciate your best guess or knowledge on the carved barrel beads in this necklace. I purchased them so long ago and they had no tag.


Carved stone, glass, brass, old Chinese coin

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Hiya FreshB~~~~~~at first glance I thought Cinnabar,or maybe Coral? At any rate,the design is the bomb! Love that little splash of blue,and the toggle loop is great!!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh’s a stare and compare shot of Cinnabar. (Hoping the link works).

  3. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Ohhh…I like…I like. Love the color combo! Great job and thanks for sharing!

  4. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    My best guess is dyed Jade…but whatever it is…it is pretty.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lynda, I have to agree with Betty. It looks dyed jade possibly carved Antique SooCho.

    It is definitely not cinnabar. With cinnabar you can usually see the different layers in the carved areas.

    What ever it is…it’s gorgeous!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the design, not an expert on the beads :)

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I’m thinking jade, The design is fabulous!

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Antique SooCho Jade without question, I have some of those same stones myself.

    Gorgeous necklace btw … a stunner!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I know I could count on you all to help me out. Never heard of SooCho Jade, but that appears to be it. Thanks so much for solving this mystery. And for the compliments, too.

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    beautiful necklace, Lynda :)

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love this! Fab colors and design!

  12. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    I love this design. I had some very similar beads to these and they were jade.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very Bohemian which is my favorite style. Love the pops of blue and the closure.

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