One of the cutest is this little sphere Mark send me from Iran for my stone collection :
|looks quite ordinary, huh... But this stone has a secret of beauty !|
It looks like a ordinary sphere in pink quartz, but it reveals all its beauty when brought into sunlight.
As you can see in the picture below the stone is a variety called star quartz : the sunlight shows a six branch star when it is reflected on the stone with a special angle.
This phenomenon is called asterism and I invite you to learn more about it with this wikipedia article if your interested :
Here is a better picture of the star :
It is not easy to understand how this asterism looks like without a video :
That is really one of my favourite effect on stone ; I already have Sapphires and ruby with asterism, and I was very sorry to not have find one in quartz yet...
Thanks Mark, for your gorgeous present !
|Even Winter loves it...|
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