Posts Tagged ‘Charlotte Bailey’

Stock Pick of the Week - Labradorite (Spetrolite)

Labradorite (Spectrolite) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This is one of my favourite stock items. It has wonderful flashes of iridescent colours known as “Labradorescence”.  The colour changes according to the angle of the light refraction and […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Amber

Amber (Columbian Copal) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

I just love to see what has been trapped in this fossilised tree resin!  From bits of vegetation to insect parts and air bubbles.   Much used in jewellery and, […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Fools Gold (Iron Pyrite)

Fool’s Gold (Iron Pyrite) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

I just cannot believe these amazing cubes in matrix and the fact that they are so perfect.  A truly natural wonder. The metallic lustre of pale yellowish hue is why […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Sea Urchin Plaque

Fossilised Sea Urchin Plaque – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  This is such a lovely plaque with the pale pink of the sea urchins shell, or “test” still clearly evident in the cream limestone – but just a little […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Orbicular Jasper

Orbicular Jasper aka Ocean Jasper – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  Orbicular Jasper is also known as Ocean Jasper. It is a fascinating form of Jasper.  It reminds me of a colourful Dalmatian dog – although I do know that […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Orthoceras

Orthoceras – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

Orthoceras (cephalopoda-mollusc) These are just some of the most attractive fossils for ornamental and sculptural interior design, with their very striking black and white colouring.   Orthoceras means ‘straight horn’ […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Rhodachrosite

Rhodochrosite – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  I think Rhodochrosite is one of the loveliest minerals – not just because it comes from Argentina and reminds me of what a wonderful country that is with all […]

Stony Iron Pallasite Meteorite – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  I was really excited to obtain this slice of a Stony Iron Pallasite Meteorite.  It is only tiny but really heavy and has the loveliest Olivine patterns.  Pallasites are […]

Agate Slice (Interior Design) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This Agate Slice is in my opinion, one of the loveliest forms of Chalcedony, and it consists of coloured, usually blue, white, grey, brown, red, and black bands that follow […]

Mammoth Tusk – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This tusk from a relatively young mammoth is very special to me and because of its size is portable enough to take to schools to show the children. Now sadly […]