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Rosetta Stone


#1

Hello All. I can’t believe nobody has picked up on the fascinating
story of the true Rosetta Stone and shouldn’t worry a bit about the
name being used for crazy lace or anything else when you know that
story and see the real thing. It was carved in 196 B.C. in Egypt.
Found in 1799 and has writing on it in three different scripts. It
was named for the place it was found in the Nile delta. For your
edification, go to www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html and
have a great time.

Spring has sprung with cherry blossoms in DC and a great many
blossoms of all sorts in my VA garden.

Pat


#2

Thanks to those who provided on my question about the
difference between 'Crazy Lace Agate (Jasper) and what some call
’Rosetta Stone".

Re the comment about the difference between jasper and agate…for
a stone having both agate like areas and opaque areas, but the entire
stone representing the quartz family, I have for years represented
it as “jagate” for want of a better discription.

For others, I thank you for confirming both my sanity and the fact
that, other than percieved differences, there really is none. We all
should remember that when someone tries to charge $8 or $10 a lb for
’Rosetta Stone’ and $6 to $7 a lb for ‘Crazy Lace’!!

Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry! @coralnut1