10-08-2021, 02:46 PM
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These two stone pieces have just been listed at www.eliterazor.com.  Please stop by and check them, and many other items, out.

Larimar (26mm)

Larimar is a distinctive gem that is found exclusively within a small inaccessible mountainous region of the Dominican Republic. It is a variety of Pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium, not a very uncommon mineral in all parts of the world. However, Larimar demands attention by gemologists because of its brilliant volcanic blue coloration.

The discovery of Larimar, also known as the Dolphin or Atlantis stone, is quite phenomenal. The blue coloration that is rarely found in gems, combined with its occurrence only in a small inaccessible island makes it rarer.  Today, Larimar is regarded as a treasure to possess and this is solely attributed to the wonderful brilliance of the stone and its effect on humans.



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Sonoran Sunset (26mm)

Sonoran Sunset is also known as Sonora Sunrise, which is a trade name for an eye-catching red and green gem material. It occurs naturally as a rock composed mainly of bluish-green chrysocolla and bright red cuprite. That color combination can be cut into beautiful cabochons that suggest a green landscape under a brilliant red sky. The red sky and its Sonora, Mexico origin were combined to make the “Sonora Sunset” name.

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 10-09-2021, 03:54 PM
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I completed a couple more stone pieces today and they have both been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com.

Copper Laced Onyx (26mm)  
 
Copper Laced Onyx is a member of the chalcedony family which also includes carnelian, agate, bloodstone, etc.  Occurring naturally in a variety of colors, black onyx is polished to enhance appearance, a member of the quartz family.  The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Legend says that one day while Venus was sleeping Eros/Cupid cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as Onyx.  As I was turning this piece, a little "stowaway" of Turquoise appeared between the veins of Copper, as shown in the 2nd picture.

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Malachite (26mm)

Malachite, the famous and popular semi-precious stone.  It is named for the Greek word for “mallow”, a green herb. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give it a unique ornamental quality unlike that of any other stone. The light and dark green bands are so distinctive that Malachite may be one of the most easily recognized minerals by the general public.

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Bob

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 11-17-2021, 11:31 AM
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It's been busy here, but I did get a chance to build this beautiful Bloody Basin Jasper brush.  Bloody Basin Jasper is associated with the Zodiac sign of Taurus. Red Jasper was a much sought after gem in the very ancient times and today it is used for aesthetic as well as industrial purposes. It belongs to the family of quartz. The name is Greek in origin, meaning “spotted or speckled stone”. The color of Jasper ranges from red to shades of brown due to the presence of ferric oxide. But with the combination of other minerals it gets a colorful, banded appearance. In mythology, Jasper is said to have powers to keep evil and fatal insect or reptile bites at bay.  This particularly handsome Bloody Basin Jasper stone is named for the mine in which it is found.  It is native to Arizona and is prized for its' deep crimson tone with jet black veins.

This brush handle has just been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com

Bloody Basin Jasper (26mm)
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 11-19-2021, 08:57 AM
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This blue and green beauty has just been listed at www.eliterazor.com.  Stop by and take a look at this brush and many others.

Blue and Green (26mm)
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 11-22-2021, 01:00 PM
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This is probably the last piece I will get completed before all the family begins to descend on my house for Thanksgiving.

I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Ivory over Blue and Gold (26mm)
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