You’re very welcome.
I love and collect natural minerals, rocks and gemstones, but right now I am concentrating on polishing the pounds and pounds of jasper, quartz and agate that I brought back from my last couple trips to the coast. The last time I went I accidently left my squirt bottle in the cabin, so the only way to see the true colors and patterns, other than running to the surf every few minutes, was to wet each stone with my tongue (after verifying there were no dog or people prints in the sand). Some people probably thought I’d gone off the deep end, because I’m sure it looked like I was licking the rocks, but really, I wasn’t.
I find it so rewarding though, to pop the top off the rock polishers and look at Mother Nature’s creations in all their glory. Some of the patterns and colors are incredible. I love dumping the rocks in front of me and then viewing each one with my loupe or magnifying glass, because there’s a whole new world of tiny patterns to see that would otherwise, be lost.
I’ve wire wrapped some stones into pendants and there are some I want to cut in half to see if there are any surprises in the middle, but the majority will go on display in my huge margarita glass where I can look at them again and again.
Good luck on your endeavor.