Cadminm Smithsonite
Cadmium enriched Smithsonite of acute rhombic crystals. It probably only takes a very small percentage of Cadmium to give the beautiful yellow colour. They are wonderfully gemmy and translucent light yellow. The crystal cluster sits on a thin bubbly covering of sparkling translucent greyish Smithsonite, on matrix of varied red-brown coloured Fe-oxides and futher deposits of Smithsonite. 

When I’ve been waiting for a friend to arrive for ages and I start to feel like a disappointed parent.

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…