When I first started selling stones here on Etsy, it was to destash my collection. I'd collected baskets and drawers of beautiful stones, with the idea of learning to make jewelry one day. But they sat around in those drawers and baskets, and I felt guilty just hoarding them, so I listed a few. They sold out quickly, and I decided that I would go out and buy more, and see how that went. And that's how I became a stone-seller. I love the search, and the joy of discovering a beautiful stone - guilt-free - and then passing it on to someone who will love it *and* use it. I may have acquired a few more stones myself, in the process, so it didn't work out entirely as planned.
I fell in love with this stone at first sight, but I can't exactly put my finger on what or why. Maybe it's the deep chocolate arc along the left hand side, with the banding around the edge, and the dendrites laying across the edge. Or the subtle blue-grey patch. Or the black dendrites across it. Or maybe it's just one of the stones which is more about the altogether than any specific spot. I hope it makes it's way to someone who likes it as much as I do.
There is a flaw along the lower right hand edge. You can see it in the photo. It didn't change the way I felt about the stone, but I realize it's more than just a minor cosmetic mark, so I've reduced the price accordingly.
My husband bought me digital calipers this summer. Best present ever! Now I can make very accurate measurements for my stones, and in record time:
47.16mm long 35.19mm wide 5.79mm thick
Buying and selling stones over the internet will always be a distant second to buying the stones in real life - being able to hold them and see the colors for yourself. No matter how hard I try, there is no way I can guarantee that the stone will look exactly like the image you see on your monitor. I *can* guarantee that if you are not happy with your stone, you can return it for a full refund.