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Onionskin or St Joseph’s Coat?


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Onionskin's have an underlying skin (Thus the name "Onionskin") usually of yellow or white w/ any number of colored bands stretched over it. Joseph coats are minus the skin and generally have a window between the colored ribbons to the transparent interior of the marble. (I should note there are always exceptions as in the case of any marble)

ONIONSKIN W/ A YELLOW SKIN ::

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ONIONSKIN W/ A WHITE SKIN ::

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JOSEPH COATS ::

Beach Ball type Coat 

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Orange Joseph Coat (Backlit so you can see the windows between the ribbons)

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And a couple shots of the same marble under normal lighting :

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19 minutes ago, Chad G. said:

Onionskin's have an underlying skin (Thus the name "Onionskin")usually of yellow or white w/ any number of colored bands stretched over it. Joseph coats are minus the skin and generally have a window between the colored ribbons to the transparent interior of the marble. ( I should note there are always exceptions as in any marble)

ONIONSKIN W/ A YELLOW SKIN ::

image.png.08450036bfd93cf0efe97fe45974ff6e.png

ONIONSKIN W/ A WHITE SKIN ::

image.png.a176fc13a96a88f5a048b87717284ea3.png

JOSEPH COATS ::

Beachball style

image.png.3037a2c8232927a8636ea82bac842596.png

image.thumb.png.b322acb01f00ebe5dd7a5ba8ca59986b.png

Orange Joseph Coat (Backlit so you can see the windows between the ribbons)

image.png.5e0a8d70fd30337cc9064a59a5904bad.png

And a couple shots of the same marble under normal lighting :

image.thumb.png.692d7221fd24e5a0cd634087d80e5b1d.png

image.thumb.png.590754bba15b925978f4b7a9ea3b4336.png

 

Thank you so much!  

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I always went by bands vs. splotches.  If the multiple colored bands go from pole to pole uninterrupted, I'd consider it to be a Joseph's coat.  If those colored bands are interrupted and take on more of a teardrop or splotchy form, that leans me towards Onionskin. 

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