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Identify These Stones Please

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GemCollector32
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Identify These Stones Please

I am a novice to the trade, so have little idea of the identity of about 20 of my Gemstones that I posses. Here are some of them.
 
The name of the file is what I believe the stone to be.

  • amethyst.jpg
  • blue_howlite.jpg
  • amber.jpg
  • black_obsidian.jpg
Himanshu
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From left to right, I think these are the following gemstones:

  1. Amethyst
  2. Dyed Howlite (a.k.a. Turquenite) (But, you can also get Turquoise in similar pattern.)
  3. Chalcedony (I don't know if this can be amber. Needs testing.)
  4. Natural Glass (I also think it as Obsidian but it will require testing to confirm it.)
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1. Natural Amethyst
2. Howlite (Dyed Turquoise)
3. Carnelien/Onyx/Amber- Check if weight is extremely light then it is amber
4. Black onyx

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Yes, the last one (4) is more towards black onyx.