Puddingstone is the popular name for an agate conglomerate, so called because of the plum pudding-like appearance of the rounded pebbles whose colours contrast with the matrix which surrounds them.
There are different types of puddingstone, with different composition, origin, and geographical distribution. Examples of different types of puddingstones include the Hertfordshire, Schunemunk, Roxbury and St. Joseph Island puddingstones.
Puddingstone has been used since at least Roman times as a building material, and also for grinding corn shaped into a device called a quern.
Puddingstone is believed to be useful in assisting with anxiety or stress.
Puddingstone is used to prevent tissue deterioration of internal organs and muscles, to strengthen immune system and to promote body balance. It is supposed to help alleviate any pain or disorder.
This gorgeous Puddingstone cabochon, which comes from Agate Creek right here in Queensland, Australia, was snapped up by a lovely client of mine.
I made this ring for her.
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