A beautiful Emerald crystal! Emerald like this months stone Aquamarine and Morganite is a Beryl ... An ancient stone, the first western sources came from Egypt. Some of the finest Emerald jewllery comes from India where the Maharaja's traded mountains of gold for the high end pieces coming from South America. Emerald is considered to be the purest colour of the green ray that emanates from the heart chakra. Therefore it enhances love and compassion and assists those on a spiritual path.
Elbaite Locality: Tourmaline Queen Mine (MS 6458; Queen mine; Toumaline Queen group; Tourmaline Queen 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.9 cm. A thick, juicy, multicolored 123-gram tourmaline crystal from a mid-1980s pocket here called the six-pack pocket after the major piece within it. This crystal is complete-all-around, and shows its colors wonderfully with only a minimum of backlighting needed. Joe Budd photo.
mineral painted by carly waito. Through curating minerals, photographing them in macroscopic detail and rendering them in oil paints, Waito employs a layered process highlighting the ties between mimesis and levels of value.