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One thing that delights me pretty much every time is a mineral with inclusions. About a week ago at a trade show I found a string of moss agate beads with pyrite inclusions. One in particular just grabbed me so hard that I had to buy the whole string just for that single bead.







It became a pendant called "My Computer-Generated Life".

Pyrite inclusions in moss agate were a new thing for me. I've played with rutilated quartz, tourmalinated quartz, actinolated quartz, and all the goodnesses that are the various chatoyant minerals -- even though when the inclusions are so closely packed, I usually forget to think of them as inclusions. But pyrite in moss agate? Never occurred to me. You can bet I'll be watching for it now, though.

What's your favorite inclusion?

Date: 2009-05-01 02:33 pm (UTC)
ladyseishou: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladyseishou
The bead is amazing! And your pendant name is perfect.

I'm afraid that my knowledge of beads so far has been a bit spotty and hasn't gotten much beyond "pretty - must buy!" so I shall resolve myself to educate myself about that which I do find fascinating. Going now to hit Wikipedia hard...

Date: 2009-05-01 03:42 pm (UTC)
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
From: [personal profile] sofiaviolet
God, that's a gorgeous stone. I can see why you wanted it so much. :)

Date: 2009-05-02 02:34 am (UTC)
bluemeridian: Chloe from Smallville, with coffee and a sideways look. (Default)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
I can't say that I have a favorite (it's more or less anything pretty and shiny *facepalm*), but I love the name of the pendant!

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