I have a problem…I love to buy stones. I have my online sources to get some of the coolest stones, and it makes my heart sing when I find something new. Recently, my guy in India sent me a picture of some cabochons and I just flipped over the beautiful colors. I was a goner and they were going to be mine.
Once I got the booty, I did a little research. Stichtite was discovered in 1910 in Tasmania, Australia by a chemist who named the stone for the manager of the mine at the time, Robert Sticht. The gemstone ranges in color from pink to lilac to a lovely deep purple to black.
The green that you see is called serpentine, and stichtite and serpentine are often found together, since stichtite is an alteration of the mineral containing serpentine.
Stichtite is also mined in Scotland, Morocco, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Brazil, and Zimbabwe.
Now the fun part begins, and I can start wrapping the stones to show off their beautiful colors. Here’s what I’ve got so far.
I’m planning on listing ONE piece on Etsy, but I can’t decide which one. I’d love your input…which of these three pieces should be listed? Everyone who responds in the comments below will be entered into a drawing for $20 off any Jewelry by Nadine piece.
If any of the other stones above pique your interest, let me know and you can have yours custom-wrapped…service with a smile.
Until next month,