Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Take on Diamond Ring!

 diamond ring
Diamond ring made entirely of diamond!

see the full story here: https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/12/jony-ive-diamond-ring

"Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson – having curated the (RED) auction five years ago – have, this year, designed a unique ring, made exclusively for (RED) by Diamond Foundry®. Consistent with their mutual obsession with transforming raw material into objects of value, Ive & Newson’s design is singular, clear and un-compromised by the traditional metal settings and bands that have previously been required to create ‘diamond rings’. Theirs will be created by removing material rather than adding – an ambition made possible by the extraordinary scale of the stone which will enable the ring to be completely made of this material.

Creating a ring-shaped diamond is no small feat; the diamond block will be faceted with several thousand facets, some of which are as small as several hundred micrometers. The interior ring will be cylindrically cut out for the desired smoothness using a micrometer thick water jet inside which a laser beam is cast. The finished ring will have between 2000-3000 facets which has never been seen before on a single piece.

The gemstone will be created by Diamond Foundry®, the certified carbon neutral diamond producer who has pioneered and developed the proprietary technology to form diamonds safely and sustainably."

Sunday, November 11, 2018


Biggest sale of the year!!  20% off your entire order at PrettyRock.com.  Just put Gobble2018 in the coupon box at check out.  Good from 11/17/2018 to 12/01/2018.  Have fun shopping for rocks!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New Rough - 11/15/2015 (and 20% off reminder!)

Lots of New Rough Up!
Check it out here.


and don't forget the big sale going on:

20% off
your entire order

 
11/01/2015 to 11/30/2015
Use coupon code:
turkeydaz
 
No, this can not be combined with bid offers.
Or other discounts. Or previous orders.
Or anything else you can come up with as a way to get a practically free rock.
Rock people are very creative when it comes to wheeling and dealing.
We are normally slow and cranky.As you can imagine,we are even slower and crankier when we are having a sale and have to fill a bunch of orders after getting home from a long day at our "real" jobs.
20% off is a great discount, fast, friendly service is not part of that deal.
Whatever.You want the rock or not?
Oh and sometimes we forget to mark rocks sold.We are not keeping it from you just to be mean.
We are not keeping it for our personal rock stash.(well.. okay, maybe sometimes)
But usually...we would love to sell it to you.Someone got it before you...get over it.
Happy Holidays!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Really REALLY Big Sale! 20% off Your Order!

20% off your entire order
11/01/2015 to 11/30/2015
Use coupon code:
turkeydaz

No, this can not be combined with bid offers.
Or other discounts. 
Or previous orders.
Or anything else you can come up with as a way to get a practically free rock.
Rock people are very creative when it comes to wheeling and dealing.

We are normally slow and cranky.
As you can imagine,
we are even slower and crankier when we are having a sale
and have to fill a bunch of orders after getting home
 from a long day at our "real" jobs.

20% off is a great discount, 
fast, friendly service is not part of that deal.
Whatever.
You want the rock or not?

Oh and sometimes we forget to mark rocks sold.
We are not keeping it from you just to be mean.
We are not keeping it for our personal rock stash.
(well.. okay, maybe sometimes)
But usually...we would love to sell it to you.
Someone got it before you...get over it.

Happy Holidays!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Geologists Unearth Fully Intact Rock

http://www.theonion.com/articles/geologists-unearth-fully-intact-rock,38364/

Describing the discovery as the most flawless specimen ever unearthed, a team of geologists working in northern Colorado announced Friday they had excavated a fully intact rock