If you read Leslie's recent post Jalna and her precious stones, you'll see that I'm into rocks. I have a really small collection that got even smaller a few years back when I gave most of my stuff away. I just got tired of dusting them.
Although I still love to look at and admire rock and mineral specimens, I never again had the urge to spend money on them . . . until last Sunday. Taryn Fukuji of Sophia Divine had a booth at the Women's Expo. One look and I was done for. So here's what I bought.
This is a quartz, smoky citrine cathedral.
Apophyllites are one of my favorite minerals. I love the icy look. It looks like clear quartz but the shape of the crystals is different. This cluster caught my eye because of the double-terminated ends. You see how some of the crystals are pointed on both ends. I love that!
I loved the subtle blue tinge on this Hemimorphite.
Don't you just love the color of this Fluorite! Fluorite clusters are kinda rectangular in shape, but the cleavage lines are at a diagonal so that if it breaks, the pieces break off into this shape. Neat hah!
This is what first caught my eye at the booth. It's a Kunzite. I don't know if it's the pink color or the striations or the feel of the stone . . . I just love it.
Here's an Apophyllite stalactite. I liked it cause it looks like rock candy.
This was my most expensive purchase of the day. It was $45! It's a Brandberg amethyst quartz. What makes it special is the tiny water bubble in the tip. The bubble moves around quite a bit when you tilt the crystal. It's so neat.
And here's my ghetto setup . . . black t-shirt on top of my computer desk with Landon's cap over my desk lamp.
out and about in kyoto - Saturday, we went to Kyoto to visit Satoshi's grandma's grave. Then we walked to Ichijo-modoribashi to check out their sakura (cherry blossoms)...well, it ...
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