Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stone Cabochon Series :: #8

The one thing about blogging that I always find so interesting is that it keeps me curious, and pushes me to learn something new. And so it goes with this stone. This is a banded calcite stone that I purchased from Hampton Rock Shop. I love the stripes in this piece; it reminds me of the rock formations in Monument Valley. 

When I did a little background on calcite I found out that this type of stone forms in a globular shape from a precipice where calcium-rich water is flowing. Such as inside a cavern or off a limestone cliff. Some people classify these as just 'rocks' because of the impurities that tend to get trapped in the stone such as leaves, twigs and moss. Just rocks. Well I find the impurities the most interesting part of the 'rock' design. Impurities are what make life more interesting.

11 comments:

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Wow - this is a GORGEOUS stone - love all that fringe! I have to say, my first impression was of a City's Skyline - the three "white" images just remind me of skyscrapers!

Magic Love Crow said...

Just rocks!! Never!!! Those impurities are not impurities, they are apart of the adventure, that rock went through! If that rock could talk, imagine the stories it would tell! Your necklace is stunning my friend! Big Hugs!

Natashalh said...

So cool! I love that you look up and share information about the stones you use. Recently we read up on bismuth - it's a fascinating and beautiful mineral!

Karin G said...

Such a beautiful stone and you a fabulous pendant out of it , I love the fringe and the impurities!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work Cynthia! I love all that fringe. That is a cool piece of calcite. I must agree impurities make things way more interesting!

windrock studio said...

This just blows my mind how gorgeous it is! And just like us, all the "impurities" and quirks and wrinkles make things so much more interesting.

Duni said...

What a gorgeous stone! Love the boho style fringe!

Christine Altmiller said...

"Just Rocks" are fine with me!!! It took a self-financed GIA education to come to that conclusion ;-)
I love every bit of this necklace ~ Color, Fringe, Shape, Size, Neckstrap (I need to learn leather from you!!!) ~ gorgeous!

Chelsey said...

I love the inspiration behind blogging too! ☺️ is really like to visit Monument Valley one day.

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful necklace!!!!

Amy S. said...

"Just rocks" indeed!!! This necklace is so beautiful. I think the fringe really plays off the stripes in this cab so well.

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