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[Tidbits] The Eclectic and the Moonstone


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The Eclectic and the Moonstone.

Beauty and skill. What a combination. Let your imagination roam,
and who knows what you’ll come up with. A work of art…a piece
of sculpture…maybe even…now get this…a piece of outrageous
jewelry.

The moonstone, in India, aside from being sacred, is considered
to bring good fortune. It ranks high as a gift for lovers. In
addition to arousing tender passions, it allows lovers to read
into their future. What a gift…eh wot folks?

With the passing of Art Deco and Art Nouveau, jewelry began to
find a niche in the world of fine art. It was the artist and
sculptor who collaborated with gold to bring art and jewelry to
the forefront and gave new meaning to the word “craftsman”.

The moonstone was often used to induce a hypnotic effect.
Concentrate long enough on an object which has a moving glimmer
of light in it when twirled–such as our moonstone-- and a
function of the brain ceases to operate. Ever watch a bird as it
stays helpless when staring into the glittering eyes of a snake?
Well…either have I. But the theory is the analogy.

In 1950, in Britain, there was born a sculptor…artist… and
creator of fine jewelry with incredible talent. In 1985 he
created a ring of great magnetism. It was made of yellow gold,
and moonstone inlaid with rubies. His name is Kevin Coates.

The moonstone is believed, by Orientals, to be a gem of good
luck. It is presumed that a spirit lives inside the stone…a
benevolent spirit that has, within its spirit…the spirit for
doing good. In essence, one might say, that it’s a spirited
spirit…as spirits go. Hey folks, how many times did I use the
word spirit in this sentence. Hmmmm?

Kevin Coates sees jewelry as a talisman…a talisman that has a
power that allies itself with its owner. The growth of his work
is a process from which a “journey from unconscious to conscious
thought” is traveled. The final product is indeed something to
behold. So…who out there is in the mood for a little
beholding?

The moonstone has a silvery white light which changes on the
surface as the surrounding light varies. The changing luster of
the stone–a quality known as chatoyancy–is caused by a
reflection caused by the cleavage planes of the stone.

And now folks, as we combine our moonstone with the talent of our
artist, we come up with a vision for all to see. What? What’s
that you ask? How, you want to know, do you get to see this
vision? Why…it’s truly all quite simple. Go to my home page,
scroll down the table menu…and click on moonstone.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark

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