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Old 2024-02-19, 9:58am
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Hi all, I just came across som rocky rubino. I plan on selling it, but would like to know if there is any interest. Thanks
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Hi all, I just came across som rocky rubino. I plan on selling it, but would like to know if there is any interest. Thanks
Pardon my ignorance, but I've never heard of 'Rocky' Rubino, is that in chunks instead of rod or something?
I still have a couple of small pieces of the Effetre Gold Pink Striking rods, not the Oro but just Gold Pink, did they quit making it because all I can find now is the Oro and it just isn't the same? You could actually fume with the Gold Pink, I adored that stuff.
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Pardon my ignorance, but I've never heard of 'Rocky' Rubino, is that in chunks instead of rod or something?
I still have a couple of small pieces of the Effetre Gold Pink Striking rods, not the Oro but just Gold Pink, did they quit making it because all I can find now is the Oro and it just isn't the same? You could actually fume with the Gold Pink, I adored that stuff.
Rocky Rubino had small crucible rocks in some rods. It was otherwise the same as Rubino Oro. Rubino Oro is Italian for Gold Pink. Same glass, lots of batch variation. Some suppliers sold it as gold pink, others as Rubino Oro. Some batches were pre-struck, some were not, but were easily struck when used.
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Old 2024-02-20, 8:21am
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Rocky Rubino had small crucible rocks in some rods. It was otherwise the same as Rubino Oro. Rubino Oro is Italian for Gold Pink. Same glass, lots of batch variation. Some suppliers sold it as gold pink, others as Rubino Oro. Some batches were pre-struck, some were not, but were easily struck when used.
That pre-struck makes sense, the Rubino I have is probably nearly twenty years old by now, but almost completely clear with just a hint of pink to it and strikes to a deep pink. It doesn't look quite as dark red as what they have listed as Rubino Oro though so I thought it was a different color altogether.

I gave away about five or six rods of it before I realized how much I had paid for it, never gonna live that one down. I probably made some of the worlds most expensive and apparently fragile stirring rods for relatives one Christmas when I was just getting into glass, they all broke and got chucked... Sigh.
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Old 2024-02-20, 8:23am
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Pardon my ignorance, but I've never heard of 'Rocky' Rubino, is that in chunks instead of rod or something?
I still have a couple of small pieces of the Effetre Gold Pink Striking rods, not the Oro but just Gold Pink, did they quit making it because all I can find now is the Oro and it just isn't the same? You could actually fume with the Gold Pink, I adored that stuff.

I think itís just a variation of rubino oro.
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Old 2024-02-25, 8:44am
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Thanks. I have over a pound I want to sell, I wanted info about it. ��
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It's just a lower quality rubino that had impurities in it. The impurities can affect bead quality.
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