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Shapes and Colors: A Mismatch?

October 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

Two shapes, both finger-feeling smooth and sensual, but diverse in size and form. Lavender quartz sparkling sphere and honey-toned Tianhuang Shoushan stone snuggle side by side for their portrait pose. Some pair! Carved Honey is ballast and buttress for runaway Lavender, ready to roll if not kept in check. Diverse personalities, one steady and weighted, the other capricious and flighty, yet harmony prevails. A mismatch made in heaven.

 
Shoushan stone carving
By Cong Fangjun (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-11-19
 
"The colored stones exist only in Shoushan village, in southeastern China's Fuzhou, therefore they are called 'Shoushan stone.' One thousand five hundred years ago, Shoushan stone was used for carving and subsequently served as a tribute. Shoushan stone is also one of the traditional Chinese "four seal stones". Many emperors employed Shoushan stone to produce the royal seal. These rocks formed from the earth’s movement more than 100 million years to 200 million years ago. The mining is difficult, and thus the stone is very rare. After years of mining, more than 100 varieties of Shoushan stone have been found, among which Tianhuang is the most precious type." PA100021PA100021 PA100031PA100031 PA100030PA100030 PA100022PA100022

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