Friday, April 3, 2009

Today I have the last of my purchases from the past weekend: tourmalated quartz. Tourmalated Quartz is clear or milky Quartz with black Tourmaline needles. Basically, it's a black and white stone.

Color is great and I would love to wear more of it. I love all shades of green and I adore turquoise and coral red. But I seem to be drawn to black and white. My wardrobe is mostly composed of these basic colors and I just love the contrast. So when I saw these tourmalated quartz stones, I fell in love with them.

The stone on the upper right seems to have little brown fern fronds set in it. The one on the left almost looks like it has fossilized leaves set in it for eternity. Both are so organic yet so icy!

Then the triangular stone below seems solid black at first, but when you see it close up, you can see hundreds of tiny black needles in it. (Click on the photo for a close up.)

Just imagine all of them set against silver.!

I had a great time at the bead and gem show and can't wait for the next one. (OH! Six more months to wait!) In the mean time, I've got to work with all my purchases!

So far from my purchases, I've finished earrings from Red Creek Quartz and a ring from turquoise. I should be posting them in the very near future.

Now that I'm done showing you what I bought, I guess I'm going to have to start posting what I've made from it!

Stay tuned!

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  1. Catherinette Rings said...
    Nice stones . I have a nice collection of Rutilated , Tourmalinated , golden , multi copper , black and phantom quartz but i never seen one like this .
    Very interesting inclusions .
    BululuStudio said...
    Beautiful stones!
    Contrariwise said...
    I forgot to mention that all of them are a great size for rings. All the cabochons should keep me busy for quite a while. AND, hopefully, out of trouble.
    Winklepots said...
    Your jewelry is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with your new supplies. :O)
    Unknown said...
    Have you wished Julie a Happy Blogoversary today?

    What are you waiting for?
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished pieces!
    melissa said...
    I love the Stones! YOur shop is great!

    Jerri said...
    Gorgeous stones can't wait to see what you do with them. Love your shop.

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