Friday, November 11, 2011

Emerald sand from Brazil by Reliquary Arcadia in "Honeymoon" basket at Breaking Dawn ALSF auction

Etsy shop Reliquary Arcadia has donated a glass vial of raw Emerald sand from the Carnaiba Mine in Brazil.

You can have your own little bit of 'Isle Esme', Brazil! This is an unique glass tube of raw Emerald sand from the Carnaiba Mine in Brazil. An interesting addition to that Curiosity cabinet or nature table. Fun conversational piece to use in mixed media or altered art. Over 3 ounces of emerald sand contained in the glass tube and labeled with a copy of a vintage Victorian label. Tube measures about 6 inches long. That's a lot of sand!

Reliquary Arcadia shop owner Ms. Heather grew up exploring in 1800's mines, digging around for mineral specimens with her brother and father. Ms. Heather acquired the Brazil Carnaiba mined, raw Emerald sand, from her big brother who deals professionally with gem and mineral specimens.

As Ms. Heather's brother prepared an emerald rough for its intended use, it was washed out, leaving behind a gravel like mixture of silt, sand and clay. Further washing and screening reveals the gravel to be small raw emeralds in beautiful shades of green. This gravel is typically thrown out. Ms. Heather was gifted the raw emerald sand and after using much of it for her own personal crafts, she decided to share it through her shop, Reliquary Arcadia.

Reliquary Arcadia specializes in the Strange, the Odd, the Unusual, intriguing and bizarre...
Fossils, vintage findings, minerals, and more!

You can win the raw Emerald sand by bidding on the "Honeymoon" basket at the Breaking dawn premiere event and fundraiser on November 17th.

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