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    Posted 4 years ago

    Peasejean55
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    Last year I was on holiday in Sri Lanka. This is a statue of the Hindu deity Ganesha, I can't remember where in Sri Lanka I bought him. I was looking at him today and I hadn't realized the beautiful colour of the stone. The stone itself is predominantly green, but as you can see from the photo's there is array of colours. I was wondering if it is a mixture of different stones. I know there are several types of semi precious stones, in Sri Lanka, moonstones, garnets the list is endless. To me the statue as the look of a stone called Labradorite, which is part of the Moonstone family, I have researched to see if this stone exist in Sri Lanka, from my research it doesn't. I was wondering if anybody on CW would have a idea? You can see he has been beautifully carved and he really is lovely.
    Many thanks for looking.

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    1. martika martika, 4 years ago
      Labradorite is also called spectrolite, and it's mined in Sri Lanka. Beautiful!!!
    2. martika martika, 4 years ago
      Sorry - it's a variety of labradorite.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrolite
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Oh thank you martika, he's a good size 2 1/2 inches 6 cm long and 1 3/4 inches 4 cm at its widest. I've looked to see if spectrolite is found in Sri Lanka but I couldn't find anything.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      He's adorable - my favorite deity!
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi Bonnie, he's also mine, I love him.
    6. martika martika, 4 years ago
      Hi Jean. I read on the net spectrolite is called also rainbow moonstone (not to be confused with the 'real moonstone'). More websites states it's mined in Sri Lanka too. I think there is a bit of confusion on the net about these, so they can easily confuse us. Soon I will provide links, but now I have to run to work!!! :)
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the information martika. Looking at the pics on the web I don't think this Ganesha is rainbow moonstone, the colour of this stone doesn't look in my opinion the same. I still think it looks more like Labradorite. I have to admit the web is very confusing.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/472887734/exquisite-labradorite-lord-ganesha?ref=market
      This one looks very similar in colour.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/183540676/exquisite-royal-blue-labradorite-ganesh
      Also this as very similar colouring.
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Raibow-Moonstone-Lord-Ganesha-Idol-Statue_50015117792.html
      The Ganeshas I've looked at of rainbow moonstone have all been of this colour.
    11. martika martika, 4 years ago
      Hello Jean. I put rainbow moonstone in the google and mostly this kind of stone come up, you have to scroll it bit down:
      http://www.hitherandyononline.com/Silver_jewelry/silver_jewelry.htm
      But I can see that 'milky' variety too. I think if it is called rainbow moonstone, that should mean colourful.

    12. martika martika, 4 years ago
      I read here where it is mined:
      http://www.creol.dk/en/stenguide/moonstone
      I think now I'm confused about it, lol. I take the most information from the web, but the internet can provide misleading information too. Maybe you can contact some Sri Lankan mining company with your question, they can give you a better answer.












    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi martika, I was looking online and the nearest country to Sri Lanka that produce Labradorite is Madagascar. I'm still leaning towards Labradorite. I really appreciate your help and your links.
    14. martika martika, 4 years ago
      I never doubted it's a labradorite. Just I thought it's a 'sort' of labradorite, like spectrolite or rainbow moonstone, what would be mined in Sri Lanka. But I checked more websites and there is some contradiction.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi martika, yes the websites are really confusing. Sri Lanka as many gemstones, Moonstones, Shapphires, Garnets and many more, but there is no Labradorite, that I have come across on the net.
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

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