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innerkitten

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There a a few more items but these are my favorite. Some Nevada Faustite. Two small pink tourmalines from the Himalaya mine. The mine owner was there. These are included but pretty and they were very inexpensive. And I've finally found the perfect moonstone for my tatse! I really like this one.

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innerkitten

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Sometimes ( in my opinion ) the moonstones that are too clear don't glow enough. I don't like the very included ones either. And the white cats eye ones are cool but this one is a good combo of a lot of qualities I like.

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kas baby

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I love the moonstone!
 

Indylady

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Lovely moonstone!! I like the pink cabs too.
 

chrono

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Fun stones but moonstones always catch my eyes first.
 

innerkitten

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BTW the first picture doesn't do the stones justice at all! The green turquoise is very apple green in color. The pink is also very nice. But I have been looking for green turquoise for ages. It's usually too expensive or more teal. This guy had a great collection. He had some really beautiful gem quality Nevada blue turquoise. It had a translucent quality to it. But as usual I was on a budget and had to make some tough choices. I love the moonstone too. Worthy of a yellow gold setting I think. I also picked up some copal ( amber that has not totally matured), and some Australian chrysoprase.
 

Arkteia

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I never saw green turquoise. It looks apple-green, beautiful. And the pink little ones are so delicate!
 

movie zombie

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pregcurious|1312938827|2987616 said:
Wow, that green turquoise is really beautiful.
my thoughts exactly!

sort of fun to own some himalaya mine tourmaline, is it not, Kitten? did the mine owner have anything of interest to say?
 

innerkitten

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Yes, I love the idea of having tourmaline from California and I'd love more in the future. The owner is a young woman. She had a lot of stones and was wearing a fantastic bracelet made from huge pink cabochons. Did you know you can pay to go mining there? It's kind of pricy though.
 

movie zombie

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last i'd heard all the mines in that area were owned by men!

i think i knew one could dig at some of the mines down there but didn't know that the himalaya was one of those.

would have loved to see the pieces she was wearing.
 

happybear

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The moonstone is lovely! :love:
And I've never seen a green turquoise (actually I didn't know it existed! :tongue: )

Thanks for sharing! :wavey:
 

LD

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Really pretty and unusual but I love the Moonstone in particular. What are your plans for it?
 

innerkitten

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Well, I feel like I need to start making some rings for my pointer finger ( what is that finger really called?). I have so many right hand rings for my right hand ring finger already. So thats what I'll do with the moonstone. It would be nice in gold but I might just go with silver. I want something simple and sleek.
 

LD

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innerkitten|1313090981|2988729 said:
Well, I feel like I need to start making some rings for my pointer finger ( what is that finger really called?). I have so many right hand rings for my right hand ring finger already. So thats what I'll do with the moonstone. It would be nice in gold but I might just go with silver. I want something simple and sleek.

Index finger?

I agree that something simple and sleek will be gorgeous!
 

coati

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That Faustite is really cool. Love the veining, and I really like that off pear shape. (At first glance, it reminded of nickel bearing magnesite.) Would make an interesting ring or pendant. Looking forward to seeing what you create. I love the idea of an index finger ring.

eta: How's the jewelry making going? I'd love to see more of your pieces.
 

innerkitten

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I still love my jewelry making classes and I'm doing a 5 week casting class right now. Working with wax takes some getting used to though. Wish I had more than one day a week to work on stuff :-/
 
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