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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

ABC Wednesday - W


ABC Wednesday has reached the letter
W
This gave me a bit of trouble, but I don't give up easily, and so today I offer
Iolite, or
Water Sapphire
(link here)
Water Sappire is a greyish blue, sometimes clear, stone that changes colour according to the angle from which it is viewed, although my photos don't show this.
My specimen is a small tumble polished stone, only 2cm long. Larger crystals are very beautiful.

ABC Wednesday is the wonderful idea of Denise Nesbitt.

More W posts can be found on the no-comment Anthology, and through the Linky page.

18 comments:

Aileni said...

Nice, subtle sort of stone.

James Higham said...

2cm is not very long, DD. aileni is right - a subtle stone.

Merry Christmas to the both of you.

Dina ... UK said...

You have a nice collection of polished stones..
Merry Christmas

Mirage said...

Its one of the more beautiful stones!!

spacedlaw said...

A most mysterious stone!
Wishing you a great holiday.

ArneA said...

W is for waiting time over.
Merry Christmas!

Liz said...

Another beautiful stone.

I wish a very wonderful Christmas season to you and all your family. It's been lovely getting to know you this year. x

CherryPie said...

Nice one :-)

Hope you have a great Christmas season :-)

Daryl said...

I like this muted coloring .. its comfortingly soothing

:-Daryl

antigoni said...

Great stone, excellent post! Merry Christmas.

seev said...

Water sapphire, a very nice subtle sort of stone, as Aileni says. Must be smooth to the touch.

A. said...

I'm sorry to have been absent a lot recently - preparations for Christmas and family have been my excuse - but I do want to wish you a wonderful time for Christmas!

stitchwort said...

Lovely colour - a bit like moonstones.

Dr.John said...

I Wondered what you would do for W but you found a rock. Congratulations.

earthlingorgeous said...

That will look good for my charm bracelet! Hahahaha!

Merry Christmas!

Siani said...

Nadolig Llawen!

Damama T said...

Did you notice that the bottom picture looks very much like the fossilized head of a baby dragon? hmmm.. Very clever, Mrs. D!

ChrissyM said...

Very pretty stone. THank you for sharing.