Beautiful Crystals, Gems, and Minerals
Playing with stones for my upcoming fossil update in late August. 🐚 I'll find a date for you all soon! I want to wrap all of these! Maybe I will~! I'm feeling better after being sick for about two weeks. I tested negative for COVID, thank goodness! I'll still be taking it slow & easy until I am 100%.
A former record breaker in the color diamond world, The Hancock Red is a 0.95-carat Fancy Purplish-Red stone. The diamond was originally purchased at auction in 1956 by Warren Hancock for ¥1,639,534.88 ($13,500.). When it was put up for auction again in 1987, it sold for ¥112,459,948.32 ($926,000)/carat. The previous per carat record for a diamond was ¥15,423,772.61 ($127,000)/carat!
This photo does not do this STUNNING dragon garden quartz justice. I had the pleasure of wrapping this beauty as a custom order. You can see the process of me wire wrapping it AND the final piece over in my IG profile stories! https://www.instagram.com/wiremoonjewelry/ If you could have any animal carved in a stone like this, what would it be? I'd love a crow, I've been drawn to them lately.
Fluorine bleue de Denton Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois, USA (pièce de Mim Museum)