I love opals and turquoise in jewelry pieces. I also have some loose stones that I just like snowflake obsidian, jade and lapis lazuli. I find so many stones to be beautiful.
In Malta and Gozo we have no natural resources, like Gas, oil, precious stones, etc. I hope that you have heard of Gozo or of Malta at least
We have clay which is good for sculpture but needs to be cleaned first. We have hardstone which is crushed and used in concrete. Formerly in olden times it was used for the building of rubble walls in order to protect the soil from being carried away from the fields (denudation) and also to separate one field from another.
My favourite stone is the soft stone, called the 'globegerina limestone'. This is found in great quantities both in Gozo and in Malta and is cut from quarries. It is cut in slabs 20 inches x 9 x 11 and used in construction and for the building of houses. This soft stone is good for carving and I have just finished a small figurine - a nude lady, kneeling and holding a pitcher in her hands. This is my first attempt at stone carving so it's not a master-piece, but at least I succeeded in finishing it to my 'satisfaction'.
To view the 'nude' statue and perhaps leave me a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this page......http://www.gozo-malta-reality-tour.com/Gozo-hobbies.html
When I'm being a rock hound, I'm thrilled to find chert. I appreciate its waxy feel and the way it fractures. It's no wonder it was great for tools and arrowheads! Since I love silver jewelry, my favorite semi-precious stone would be chalcedony- esp. earth- toned varieties like jasper. My precious gem preferences are diamonds and emeralds. For sculpture, I prefer quality soapstone and emperador marble.
As an Arizona girl, most of the time I decorate me with southwest Turquoise.
I love sapphires. My eyes are blue, I love the blue ocean and my wedding rings is made out of them!
Chinese Jade, especially the green. Lots of artistic works and jewelries are made from it, and could be priceless.
Diamond of course. I am a stone lover and can appreciate many kinds of stones.
Purple has been my favorite color since I was a young girl. Read this hub to learn about the color's meaning and the importance of having purple energy in our lives. read more
By far, my favorite stone is Garnet. My favorite color is Red, so I love the deep brilliant shade of red that garnet has and it goes with almost everything.
by Ashok Goyal4 years ago
Is it possible that instead of Kidney Stones, your surgeon may find Gem Stones?I had read a news item that Kidney Stones were removed from the Kidney of a patient and one of the stones was shining like a Gem Stone and...
by Christin Sander5 years ago
What is your favorite stone and why?My personal favorite is Opal. I love the rainbow effect and how the stones pick up the light. I also just love the energy of that particular stone. It happens to be...
by alamshaz6 years ago
hi sirmy name iz shazia i am from pakistan. iam 35 year old. i have stone in gall bladder from...last 10 years.some time i feel tomuch pain in my left hand and i went for emejency and thy will give me pain killer and...
by bettybarnesb7 years ago
The Apostle Paul in the Book of Acts 17 chapter, stood on Mar's Hill and preached a sermon there in Athens to a people that had built alters to man made gods. Then he passed an area and saw an alter with the...
by dsmith15 years ago
Anybody had any success with kidney stone natural treatments? I'm doing some research on that and would love to know about your experiences. Thanks a lot.
by LeonJane6 years ago
What types of stones are used for stone carving?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.