malformalady: Koroit opal — The Koroit opal field is an opal mining area in Paroo Shire in South West Queensland, Australia.The Koroit opal field is known for the very distinctive type of boulder opal that is found in its mines
A gem-cutter is an artist who sees the possibilities in a slab of rock and turns it into beautiful gemstones. Deteriming where to cut, how, the right angle makes all the difference. Sam Silverhawk is one of the very best.
Faberge Imperial "Tsarevich Egg" - Easter gift of Nicholas II to his wife, Alexandra, 1912 - with a miniature portrait of Prince Alexei Romanov - Peabody Essex Museum has a fantastic exhibit on Faberge right now!
Rare Jeweled Limoges Demi Cup and Saucer Heavy Gold -- Demi cups are very tiny, were used for serving extra strong coffees, heavy on the caffeine (taste like mud); slug it down like a jigger of whiskey, or sip very slowly.