This Burro Creek Agate from Mohave County Arizona is a great example of a landscape cabochon. The lapidary artist that cut this stone did an amazing job capturing the beauty within. I believe my job as a jewelry artist is to enhance the natural beauty of the stone and compliment the work of the lapidary artist.
There are many kinds of agates found in the Burro Creek area, some all purple in color like the photo shown below left. This cab in particular does have a hint of purple as well as a spectacular array of other colors like the beautiful photo below right taken by internationally published nature photographer Mark Graf. Check out his work by clicking on his name. It is breathtaking and worth the extra click ;).
Evolution of the Cab
Even though this stone comes from Arizona, it speaks Adirondack sunset to me. I image myself camping lakeside with my family. The kids are tucked in for the night leaving behind the silence that only a parent can appreciate. Nestled into my fireside chair with a glass of wine, enjoying the view of the marshy end of the lake. The silhouette of a lone tamarack makes a statement against the changing sky. The silence is only broken by the crackling of the fire as the sun slowly creeps down below the horizon illuminating the distant peaks. I hope you enjoyed reading about this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. If you are interested in purchasing this necklace please contact me.
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