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  1. #1

    Dec 2005
    Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines


    Hello there,

    Do you think these are precious gemstones? They are excavated inland placed in a sealed plastic container with marked 1 9 3 4. They are approximately 1 1/2 in x 1 in and 3/4 in diameter egg shape. The two samples are enlarged and the rest are placed in a plate.

    For sure they are not synthetic.

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  2. #2

    Re: Gemstones?


    How do you know they are definitely not synthetic?

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    9871 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Gemstones?

    Take them to a gemologist.Do you mean they are not plastic when you say not synthetic? Otherwise,how could you say that?

  4. #4
    Nov 2006
    Beautiful Burnett county, WI
    Ace 150
    65 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Gemstones?

    They very well could be glass and have been made for decoration, since I guess they're not holed (like a bead).
    What's the history on them? I mean where did you find them and the age?

  5. #5

    Mar 2007
    8 times

    Re: Gemstones?

    Who would shape a gemstone into a jelly bean?

    Sea glass shaped into decorative beans?

    Petrified jelly beans?

    O.K. now I'm hungry.

  6. #6

    Mar 2006
    Deep in the swamps of Louisiana..
    Ace 250--White's 6000 DI Pro
    25 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Gemstones?

    Some of the late President Regan's Jelly Bellies. They tend to turn to stone when not left in a sealed container. I am sure they are not natural, just shaped glass or stone for some reason.

    Please look at my museum website.....
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  7. #7

    Feb 2007
    Shropshire, England
    XLT & Goldmaxx Power

    Re: Gemstones?

    I think they're probably glass.........I can't think of a gemstone that is solid white without any markings or inclusions, though of course I could be wrong

  8. #8

    Re: Gemstones?

    What I really want to know is why aren't they falling out of that basket?

  9. #9
    Feb 2007
    A T PRO
    6 times

    Re: Gemstones?

    thats what I was wondering TT
    So much dirt, so little time....

  10. #10

    Jan 2007
    3 times

    Re: Gemstones?

    Turn your computer upside down. The basket is sitting on a shelf below the calendar, looks funny though.
    Gold is where you find it......isn't everything where you find it?

  11. #11

    Re: Gemstones?

    I can't turn my computer upside down. My own jelly beans would fall off of my computer keyboard if I did. LOL



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