This is a massive Garnet Cabochon I cut from a large nodule piece of rough. It came from Idaho and contains no star pattern. But has a good weight to it for the size. And is a nice deep wine red color. Very translucent cabochon and was a pleasure to cut.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.