Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Splendid Stones

I have so much fun choosing stones for my Earth Medallions!
Here are some beauties I've recently finished...

The pink is Rhodochrosite. Gorgeous! This is the first piece of this that I've set, but it won't be the last!
Also called Inca Rose, most of the banded pink specimens of this stone come from Argentina.

The blue stone is Amazonite. I'm rather fond of blue stones, possibly because there are so few of them!
The name is derived from the Amazon River, though it's not thought that this particular mineral is found there. Odd. Most of the jewelry-quality Amazonite is actually found in the United States, most notably Colorado.

This sweet brown stone is Picture Jasper. Formed from petrified mud that dripped into voids in molten lava, every piece presents its own vista.
This one has a wonderful windswept motion obscuring sand dunes and valleys.

All of these and more can be viewed, as always, in my Etsy shop, linked on the upper left. Or you can watch all the items in my shop scroll past in my new scrolling Sidebar Shop, a bit lower down on the left! ;-)