Are these painted rocks?

I have a friend that received this necklace and she thinks she got painted rocks but after looking at it I think it’s real (that doesn’t mean much lol). The pendant is marked L. Hilldreth. Can anyone help us out? Real thing or painted rocks?

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No, they are definitely not painted rocks. Possibly stabilized turquoise. Let’s see if the experts agree.

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Not an expert, but i agree. They just have a lot of matrix/host rock showing. I think they look good with the pendant.


Looks like good stabilized turquoise to me!

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Thank y’all so much! She’s much happier now :slight_smile:


That’s a wonderful piece! The rough spots enhance the blue in the stones and altogether the design is balanced and holistic. The stamped bail is a nice touch.