The beauty of the stones

To be the first one, to cut these dirty, unimposing looking, rough stones, and see what beauty is hiding inside, is an impressive feeling!
Since I was a little child, I had a vivid interest in dinosaurs, geology, mineralogy, and rocks in general.
 
Since I was a little child, I had a vivid interest in dinosaurs, geology, mineralogy, and rocks in general. From my first love to sparkly quartz-minerals, I discovered another interest in its microcrystalline quartz variety, the agates. Agates have an unstoppable variety of naturally occuring colours, bands and forms, that makes each piece unique from any other piece ever found. But that also gives the chance to determine exactly, often just because of tiny details, where it comes from, and that is what got me so fascinated. Since then, I am basically doing nothing else, than looking at those fascinating creatures mother nature has produced.
I was mostly intrigued by those strong colors that occur in these harmonically swung bands, but also in the process, of how a dirty and ugly looking rough stone, can turn into something so beautiful.
 
 
I was lucky, that already as a child, I had the chance to cut some locally found agates all by myself. (finding your own agates in germany is very difficult these days).In the last 10 years, things have changed a lot for me, and I had the possibility to travel to many deposits myself. I had the chance to look at the local mining situations, to talk to local people, and exchange experiences. Of Course I always brought home some nice agates as well. I travelled to China, Malawi, Mozambique, Morocco, Mexico, the US, and all over Europe, to dozens of places where high quality agates can be found. This is one of the reasons why I am able to always offer some of the finest quality agates, available on the market! Check out the shop and for more articles about agates and my work check out my blog.