740 ct OPAL BUTTE CRYSTAL with contra luz color plays,Morrow, Oregon This gem has the visual effect of being underwater when held to light. A combination of the facets, color plays and the opal itself.
Geode / Mineral Friends Geodes are created when gasses become trapped in the layers of rock - usually volcanic rocks. Crystalline structures form on the inside, surrounded by harder minerals - for example amethyst surrounded by agate.
A confession: I know NOTHING about geology or gems. But this stuff is amazing. (A rare moment of humility. This wine stuff works.i find this color enticing.and i know the reason, but i cannot speak to it.
"Rainbow Rock"- the detail with the perspective on the side facing away is a nice touch. If only the same care had been put into making the gradient more organic. plus a small, selective color palate is much more attractive than an easy rainbow.
Rose Quartz Geode - Druzy Cabochon What is Druzy? Druzy crystals take hundreds or even thousands of years to form. They form as molten rock begins to cool with trapped gases inside. The gases cause gaps in the rock. As groudwater flows through these gap