walk in the morning and then shopping
Tavira

Walk in the morning and then shopping

Miranda

[ Feb.2017 ] The weather was very nice on the second day in Tavira in Portugal. Our hotel was on top of the hill, so we started to walking down, visiting Igreja de Santa Maria…

salt mine
Zipaquirà

Salt mine

Miranda

[ Dec.2016 ] What do you think is this pendant made of? It is made of salt. I bought it because I like this texture, but when I bought it, they warned me “Do not…

Emerald
Bogota

Emerald

Miranda

[ Dec.2016 ] Some days before we left for Colombia, I was at one antique complex in London and a vendor told me “This emerald is from Colombia. The emerald of Colombia is the best…

Talked with a woman at an amber stall
Latvia

Talked with a woman at an amber stall

Miranda

At one end of the market, Kalnciems Fair which was held outside of old town of Riga, there was a stall where a woman was selling the rough stone of…

National stone of Argentina
Argentina

National stone of Argentina

Miranda

The things I was looking forward to in Argentina was not only meat, but also the pink gemstone called Rhodochrosite.

The man who studied at Tokyo University of the Arts
Chile

The man who studied at Tokyo University of the Arts

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] There were some stylish shops in Valparaiso in Chile.I bought this Chrysocolla ring there.Chile is famous for its Lapis Lazuli, but they have other stones related to copper, too, like Chrysocolla.The shop…

Lapis lazuli
Chile

Lapis lazuli

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] One of the things I was looking forward to in this South America tour was ‘stones’. Chile is the one of the major sources of Lapis Lazuli. This stone with ultramarine colour…

Pendant of the Byzantine era
Cyprus

Pendant of the Byzantine era

Miranda

[ Mar.2015 ] This is the pendant I bought in Lefkara village in Cyprus.This village is famous for its lace making, but their silverwork has got a long hitory, too.Once upon a time, silver was…

Page 1 of 3123