Monday 5 December 2022


Semiprecious stones dazzle with their colour, but beware! All that shines is not gold. Upper left is a howlite-turquenite, which is a howlite (normaly creamy white), dyed blue to become a blue turquenite. In the middle, a labradorite, which looks much better than it really is, and finally, in the lower right lapis lazuli: The source of the precious artists' pigment, ultramarine... But a soft stone, nevertheless, which makes for jewellery easily scratched.

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


  1. Lapis lazuli must have been expensive. Artists killed for it.

  2. Lapis lazuli is my favorite color. It used to be so much cheaper. I was at a gem and mineral show not long ago, and even the tiny pieces were out of my budget.

  3. Lovely, turquoise is my favourite

  4. nice composition - thanks for joining in #Allseasons

  5. Wow... there is a fantastic mosaic. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you too being part of MosaicMonday.


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