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 Post subject: Re: most noble non-shell stones?
Post #21 Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:57 am 
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Right, but like I said, other than that site? ScatCat seemed to indicate he had gotten them elsewhere, and that they were inexpensive. I would not consider AA inexpensive. So any other suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Oh, I’m sorry … I must confess that I had only read the first half of your post :oops:

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Post #22 Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:48 am 
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You can look for stones in "agate". I've gotten mine from a french store for 260 euros, black and white included.

Here are 10mm ones for 258 euros : http://www.variantes.com/pierres-jeu-go ... 70026.html
There are 8mm ones for 215 euros : http://www.jeudego.com/catalog/product_ ... cts_id=242

They are made in China.
The black ones are opaque and extremely shiny. The white ones are translucent with a yellowish tint, some of them display faint, barely visible stripes.
I guess that the black ones are made of artificially stained agate.

I had to make a demonstration of the game of go in a local forum, and I mistakenly took the agate stones instead of the glass korean ones. I setup a board with several stones for display, next to the 9x9 initiation board.
They were shining bright under the many lamps of the hall. Quickly, two little girls came and asked if they could get a stone for themselves :)
I said, oh no, they are for playing only.

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Post #23 Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:48 pm 
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Hi,
I cannot recommend, since I never tried to buy from, but there are some offers like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Tiger-eye-20MM-20PC-Natural-Stone-round-Beads-Charm-top-quality-cabochon-no-hole-Fashion-beads/32729465687.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000013.1.662f49c8n7Om4m&traffic_analysisId=recommend_2088_1_90158_iswistore&scm=1007.13339.90158.0&pvid=5c10ee7e-fd4d-4e76-bd3a-1e65d23da887&tpp=1 from China direct import sites.
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Sometimes you can find better prices too.

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