I would like to know more about this so called Dragon skin quartz. I
bought some a couple of years ago from a dealer at a gem show. I
asked him whether it was died, or natural, and he said he did not
know, nor did he know the country of origin.Hehad purchased them fro
m another dealer who was equally ignorant as to their origin or
I got several flat, oval shaped beads, drilled lengthwise. They were
about 18X25mm, and fairly thin, about 5 or 6 mm thick. They ranged
in color some a pale turquoise, some aqua, others more ivory,and
some more pinkish. They were smooth on the surface, fairly
transluscent, and had a wonderfully interesting webbing underneath
the surfa ce–almost a crackle look. As I don’t do much beading,
Imade some stepped sterling bezelsso that they would be open at the
back.This solved the problem of setting stones which are not flat on
the bottom,and which would rock around if placed on a sterling back.
After I made the bezel, I soldered a square sterling wire inside for
a seat, and set the stones.
I made I made them into bracelets, pendants, and some earrings. To my
delight they all sold, but to my dismay, I don’t have any more. T
hey were interesting to work with, andsold well. Customers were
intrigued by the webbing in each stone.