showing off some valuable stones in Mandalay's Jade Market

Jade, a Green Semi-Precious Stone

Jade comes in two recognized forms: Nephrite and Jadeite. Although they are distinctly different under the microscope they both share a certain ‘toughness’. This means that they both are easily carved without small pieces accidentally breaking off. And of course, … Continue reading Jade, a Green Semi-Precious Stone

feldspar, peach Aventurine and peach Moonstone with Smoky Quartz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Peach Moonstone & Apricot Aventurine

I’m using this weeks Cee’s colour challenge to look at some peach and apricot-coloured semi-precious stone beads. Peach Feldspar (flat rounds streaked with smoky brown as well as the solid-coloured peach rounds), Light Peach Aventurine (semi-translucent faceted rounds) and Peach Moonstone … Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Peach Moonstone & Apricot Aventurine