Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Close Up and Personal - Day 10

Silver and Labradorite Sparkle  

Labradorite Jewelry   
- Feldspar crystals catching the sunlight   

Labradorite is a semi-precious mineral which occurs in several locations around the globe.
Formed millions of years ago by heating and cooling of crystals of feldspar, Labradorite refracts direct light in an iridescent blue-green, indigo-ultramarine luster which appears to come from within the gemstone.
I was so pleased and surprised to find this ring waiting for me under the tree on Christmas morning!


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Did you use sunlight or a lamp for this one? There is such a luminous depth to it, both in the stone and in the metal. A beautiful stone, Mavis, also many interesting properties attributed to it...

Mavis said...

This was direct sunlight only. Perhaps with a second light source coming from a different angle I could bring out the brilliance of the stone a bit more. I'm hoping to do some more shots of minerals and jewelry - stay tuned!


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