Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Day at the Museum

My son has a friend who is on a university exchange program in Frankfurt, Germany. She visited the Museum Idar-Oberstien.



The sign on the front says Mineralien Edelstein Schmuck meaning Mineral, Gemstone and Jewellery. I love that-Schmuck means jewellery!



Fountain pen, inkwell, letter opener, wax seal stamp



Crystal city scape



Cameos






These are supposed to be the largest cameos in the world!



I've always had a fascination with Cameos



They always have a story to tell



Carved from Agate and Obsidian






Amber



Opal and on the right Aquamarine and Feldspar



Malachite and Rock Crystal



Tourmaline - the smaller pieces on the right are Watermelon Tourmaline

This concludes the first part of our tour. Part two next time.

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