Nature provides us with the most beautiful creations. I don’t know why the Mineral Kingdom is not present in all our homes. Mineral specimens are valuable investments. I have used them in commercial projects as well, placing large specimens on pedestals. They move beyond personal taste therefore appealing to everyone. This beauty is gold and quartz from Arkenstone Fine Minerals.
Quartz is an excellent choice to begin with.
These specimens are amazing and so is the price tag. This one is beryl, emerald and calcite.
How about this for aquamarine.
From my collection a quartz sphere.
Nature is a source of inspiration to create objects of beauty. Furniture makers incorporating the beauty of wood, bone and mother-of-pearl into intricate inlays are one of my absolute favorites. They deserve a place of honor to be appreciated for their artistry, craftsmanship and materials. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a new furniture gallery where the focus is on materials and techniques used by furnituremakers from the 15th century to the present. This eye-popping Mexican bureau veneered with mother-of-pearl required an artisan to saw shells for 5,000 hours.
Just received a catalogue from Wisteria with this Moorish chest with bone inlays for $2,999.
Wunderley offers the most beautiful selection of Middle Eastern inlaid furniture. This mother-of-pearl chest is $10,500.
Mexican furniture maker Alfonso Marina’s beautiful craftmanship.
A magnificent stone tub from Elegant Additions.
A Marble sculpture from Marble Statues.
What are your objects of beauty?