Saturday, April 05, 2014

Rock Garden

Best use yet for big quartz points!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Big Honking CZ!

If you are looking for a big piece of rough to cut a nice door knob or other large project, check out some of the large CZ we have been posting!   You can find all the select CZ here.

Here are just a few:




Monday, March 10, 2014

Watercolor: Agates and Jaspers


I really enjoyed painting this one.  Playing with all the textures and patterns was a lot of fun.

16 x 20 watercolor on Arches cold press

Prints and note cards available here:

Friday, March 07, 2014

Gem and Mineral News

 
The zircon was found in Jack Hills, Western Australia. Image courtesy of John Valley

Worlds Oldest Gem Discovered
Scientists have confirmed that a tiny zircon gemstone discovered on a remote rock outcrop in Australia is the oldest known material of any kind formed on Earth.  read more here


Dai Sun Jewellery's "The Inheritance" (pictured) is made from 
18K rose gold diamond bangle with ruby, sapphire, garnet and opal. 
It won JMA International Jewelry Design Competition's Best Craftsmanship Award last year.

2014 Hong Kong Gem and Jewelry Show Opens
Two massive international jewelry shows opened in Hong Kong this week The 31st Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opened at the Hong Kong International Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday.  The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened at AsiaWorld-Expo on Monday.  read more here



Great Story about a Young Rockhound
“I’m hoping the house doesn’t sink,” quipped Tina, pointing toward not only the rocks — which weigh an estimated 10 tons and line baseboards and window sills as well as shelves — but the bulk of trophies Brian, 13, has scored by winning the junior division of the Portland regional rock and gem competition three years in a row.  Read more here