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Roland Barthes: From Gemstones To Jewellery – CURRENT OBSESSION

For a long time, for centuries, perhaps even millennia, the gemstone was considered to be essentially a mineral substance; whether it was diamond or metal, precious stone or gold, it always came from the earth’s depth, from that sombre and fiery

Rare Precious and Exotic: The Story of Ultramarine - the thread

“Ultramarine blue is a colour illustrious, beautiful, and most perfect, beyond all other colours; one could not say anything about it, or do anything with it, that its quality would not still surpass.” Cennino Cennini Giovanni Battista Salva da Sassoferrato / The Virgin in Prayer / 1640-50 Originally mined from the distant mountains of Afghanistan,


There are many diverse types of agates and agates are associated with Geminis (my astrological sign). That being said, I have to say that agates have never been high on my “gotta have them” list. There is one exception and that agate is “FIRE AGATE”. Fire agates (like other agates) are a form of chalcedony

How Much Are the British Crown Jewels Worth—and Who Gets Them Now?

The British crown jewels and Queen Elizabeth II's private jewelry collection are worth billions—here's who will inherit these treasures