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Missing Links Found - Linking art to philanthropy & sustainability
Garnets and Citrine Philanthropic Necklace in gold
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Butterflies Are Free #A67 Necklace HandmadeButterflies Are Free #A67 SOLD
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Parrot #197 SOLD

Luscious lengths of Pearls, Blown Glass, Elk Horn, Citrine, Garnets, silver and gold bits, Russian Amazonite, Turquoise, Pewter, Shells, Carnelian, Onyx, and of course, Quartz. (Ocean Rocks #68)
"WHY THE SKY IS BLUE" ~~ #3467
Quartz, a rather common mineral, is found worldwide, but we dsicovered our stash driving down from Holland to Cannes when we stepped into a small bead in Lyon, France.  We had to duck down to enter, and were rather cold from the stone walls and being underground.  According to the locals, this was supposed to be a haunt of Salvador Dali's when he was in the area, inspiration that is said to have lead to his work on the famous biscuit factory.
"Why The Sky Is Blue"
Tiffany Blue Quartz,
silver accents & matching earrings
What causes the blue
color in quartz?
The blue color in quartz results from Rayleigh scattering in the quartz (similar to why the sky is blue). If you have a thin slab of the material, it will be blue in reflected light, while it will be orangeish-brown in transmitted light.  In studies of blue quartz from the Llano uplift in Texas, they found a similar type of quartz was also present in the Roseland district of Virginia, but in general these colors are not known to occur naturally.
"Scattering of dispersed light requires refractive differences between the host mineral (quartz) and the inclusion (ilmenite) for a dazzling spray of light to backscatter blue visible wavelengths. Amazingly, you could see the precipitates using a light optical microscope and at 1000x they appear as fine dots of same orientation star effects."
Quartz is a crystalline mineral that comes in many other forms and colors, including amethyst, aventurine, citrine, opal, rock crystal, tiger's eye, rose quartz,and many others. We work with those kinds of materials as well as Rutilated quartz and tourmalinated quartz which are distinct because they have needle-like inclusions of other minerals, so they resemble amber in that way, but the trapped items appear like a game of pick-up sticks, stuck in time forever, in green or blue or clear crystals.
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