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    Posted 4 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (492 items)

    These eggs, I have been collecting for many years. Most of them I bought while I lived in Kenya, and are made of soapstone. There are a array of different themes, beautifully etched. There is also one egg with the names of rivers of Africa. The two black eggs, I know one is onyx, the other one is heavy with pink, white and grey marks running through, I would be interested to know what this stone is. The white one is I think is a white quartz and the red one is I think jasper. If anybody knows what these stones are I would be grateful if you would let me know.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Beautiful, I love them all! Thanks for sharing, Peasejean. :)
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Thank you katherinescollections, I love these egg, they have been through good times and bad times with me.
    3. mareredware mareredware, 4 years ago
      Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these lovely eggs.
    4. martika martika, 4 years ago
      It would be a beautiful Easter basket! It's quite hard to identify stones from pictures, but I think you probably nailed it. These eggs have a different hardness - quartz, onyx and jasper (they are basically the same composition) are much harder than soapstone - it is easy to scratch soapstone with a copper coin, however you wouldn't be able to do this to the quartz type eggs. Of course I'm not advocating you to scratch your stones.
      I would be interested too what kind of stone is that black egg with pink and grey marks. Maybe you can post a separate pic about it?
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Thank you for your comment maredware, it's much appreciated.
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi martaki, I've posted the black egg separately. Thanks for your interest.
    7. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I LOVE that Zebra one!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Love the etchings on them! The zebra is very nicely done :-)
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Thank you Celiene and kyra, for your comments. All the soapstone eggs I've had for many years. I also have a couple of soapstone chess boards and fantastic hand carved pieces. It always amazes me how much work and effect goes into hand carving soapstone, I know the soapstone is soft but the detail in some of the soapstone pieces are lovely.
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks
      katherinescollections
      Brunswick
      NevadaBlades
      TassieDevil
      melaniej
      Efesgirl
      mareredware
      Windwalker
      martika
      aura
      blunderbuss
      mikelv
      Celiene
      vetraio
      racer
      kyra
      iggy
      Newtimes
      valentino
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks
      SEAN

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