View Full Version : stone identification help pls...

21-10-2008, 12:05
hi! i got this stone from my sister-in-law, i like its smooth yet opaque light yellow stone...yet i havent seen it from our local store...can you help me identify it?
im not sure if this is the right link...but il give it a try:)

21-10-2008, 12:18
I took a look but don't know. I am sure someone here can solve the mystery!

21-10-2008, 12:28
It looks like yellow jade.

morticia monroe
21-10-2008, 12:32
It looks like yellow jade.

I was thinking the same. It could also be yellow calcite.

21-10-2008, 12:38
I also think it's yellow calcite, sometimes called honeycomb calcite.

21-10-2008, 12:40
I was thinking the same. It could also be yellow calcite.
Yes, it could be calcite too...if it is it's a good piece, most calcite has some whitish streaking in it, that one looks very uniformally yellow.
Jade has a specific feel to it when you rub it kind of soapy, silky.

The crowned one
21-10-2008, 12:57
Looks exactly like a yellow agate. (Chalecedony quartz)

21-10-2008, 19:07
It looks like yellow jade to me.

21-10-2008, 19:53
another vote for yellow jade. it COULD be yellow chaceldony, but it just has a certain sheen to it that says jade.

21-10-2008, 22:09
thanks everyone...the mystery is solved:)

21-10-2008, 22:31
so what is it then devangana?

it is a pretty stone!

21-10-2008, 22:39
i check on my green jade...and yes they look the same, only the yellow one was heavier because it was bigger. i like it the first time i saw it but i am hopeful if it will make me feel better. thank you once again for the time and the effort to help me identify it...it was kind of a mystery to me for a month until today.

The crowned one
21-10-2008, 23:11
Jade ( without calcification) can not be scratched with a sharpe metal object. You can confirm your suspisions by trying a scratch test. Otherwise agate is slightly less refliective and much less dense (specific gravity).

Glad you found out what you stone is..