Does anyone get as confused by the names of stones as I do? I'm currently working on a necklace and it seems like the same bead, depending on who you buy from, has a different name -- aqua terra jasper, impression jasper, imperial jasper. Besides being a gorgeous blue colour conjuring visions of tiny islets lost in impossibly blue seas, they look the same to me.
|Impression/aqua terra/imperial jasper slabs & beads, crab fire agate beads, Tibetan-style zinc beads, |
awaiting a pewter clasp... photographed on top of one of my many bins of zinc/pewter/silver beads. Love these!
|Making necklaces this morning with a view|
Thanks for looking!
Yeah, many stones have different names. I think in the U.S. we call it imperial jasper whereas the Europeans call it impression jasper. I haven't even heard of aqua terra.
Thanks for the link, sweety.
aqua terra is the most common name I've seen for the blue beads. The purple and red ones I got from you was the first time I'd seen different coloured rounds -- at least on my travels around the bead shows. Could easily be I wasn't interested before so I didn't notice them.
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