Steven + Peridot = MELON QUARTZ I couldn’t decide on a colour scheme or a gem though so I went with both ideas #1 is Watermelon (Tourmaline) Quartz #2 can be Melon Quartz (commonly called Tangerine Quartz) That way I can call them Mel no matter what >>
Since it’s Valentine’s day today and love is being celebrated around our beautiful Planet and sole home, I thought I’d share a few Earthly wonders. The first is a spatter of basaltic lava ejected from Kilauea, that mighty shield of the Hawaiian Isles, our second is a cloud above Florida snapped from space, our third is a xenolith, a chunk of foreign material carried up from the world’s depths by rising magma and erupted onto the surface. The fourth is a lush Brazillian piece measuring 7 x 6 x 2 cm and consisting of a 3cm gem rubellite tourmaline sitting on a quartz crystal and my last is a hole in some lava at Nakalele Point in Hawaii. Happy St Valentines to you all.
Image credit: Lava Brad Lewis/Science Faction/Corbis Cloud NOAA Xenolith: James /BBC Scotland Crystals: Joe Budd/Rob Lavinsky/iRocks.com Nakalele: Coty Gonzalez
I’m auctioning off a lot of crystals from my personal collection! This includes:
clear quartz, labradorite, agate, smoky quartz, lepidolite, aventurine, obsidian, astrophyllite, tiger’s eye, fluorite, heulandite, lapis lazuli, aura quartz, optical calcite, black tourmaline, and peacock ore.
comment below to place your bid 😊 auction ends tonight at 12am PST