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Author Topic: Serpentine pendant by Gergis  (Read 965 times)

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Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« on: September 23, 2014, 08:47:08 PM »

A serpentine pendant cut by Gergis today
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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 01:57:41 AM »

Gergis must have a great teacher, his work already looks like a pro.
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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 06:32:33 AM »

Nice, masculine looking necklace.  Well done, Gergis!   :headbang:
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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 07:09:22 AM »

Nice form and finish :headbang: Whose doing the holes; nice job
Last trip I took to Vancouver I stopped by the Coquihalla River; the one the "Highway through Hell" was named after, and picked up a few cobbles; they can be easily identified by the whitey/green oxidized outer rind, and the material looks very similar; about mohs 4
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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 07:40:35 PM »

so, are these polished on really really worn expandos or are they polished with something else?

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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 04:44:02 PM »

Beautiful rock you're working with, and nice cuts too :notworthy:
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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 08:41:50 PM »

These often have an oxidized rind and they are fairly hard. We have some 2 hardness serps but we also have a bunch of 5 hardness serps .They are fairly common here but rare overall. these polish very easily when they are a bit harder like this one. the softer ones polish well with zam and/or fabuluster. This one was hit up with both for the heck of it.
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Re: Serpentine pendant by Gergis
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 08:36:22 AM »

Yes, there is a variance in the hardness in the Coq. material too 4-5 probably with the purer serp. being harder and the ones with the flashing flakes in it being softer. The Coq. has nephrite in it too in thin veins if you can find it. 
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