Jewel Colours: Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires and Amethysts

A close-up of amethyst crystals at the Cardiff Museum in Wales.
A close-up of the Amethyst crystals at the Cardiff Museum in WalesNatural emeralds in a rock in a shop near Halong Bay in Vietnam.Emeralds in a rock in a shop near Halong Bay in VietnamChanthaburi, a small city to the east of Bangkok, is a great place to scope out the gem shops.Chanthaburi, a small city to the east of Bangkok, is a great place to scope out the gem shopsAnd this is what I found in the jewelry district of Bangkok: four strands of low quality rubies for $90. Now I just have to decide what to make with them!
Rubies from Thailand with SparklesFor sapphire I’m going to have to go with a jewel-toned peacock in a Valladolid garden in Spain.A Peacock in a Valladolid garden in SpainMore of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Jewel Colours.

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