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ON A ROLL

On a Roll


Natural-sided pink tourmaline, ends polished, with green tourmaline, center, carved by the artist, with treated onyx beads and silver toggle clasp, 18” long.


The wheel and axle were a great step forward, and they are still with us today.


Most treated black onyx is actually simmered in sugar syrup for a week.  A bath in sulfuric acid turns it black.


Source of tourmaline rough:  Minas Gerais State, Brazil.