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.
Green and Pink orbicular Ocean Jaspers like this one aren't that unusual. But whoever cabbed this had a nice eye and chose to put the pink as a jaunty cap along the top (although it does work well in all orientations. It leaves the big greeny-black field to be the dominant feature of the stone - although if you look closely, you will see it has other little swirls of banding and orbs along the edge. So it's not as plain as you might think.
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:
31.69mm long 18.49mm wide 5.24mm 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.