Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Since the early 1800 people have been seaching for and collecting Cape May diamonds. These rough stones can be found along the shore lines of the Cape's sunset beach. While they are actually quartz, when smoothed and polished they resemble diamonds. I found these during a midwinter walk. I haven’t had them polished. I prefer them in their natural state.

4 comments:

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They're beautiful, but I'd imagine they're also great polished. Have a good week.

snapshots2011 said...

That's so funny that you posted this- we were just talking about getting out the rock tumbler and heading down to Cape May to get some rocks/diamonds to tumble.
Out of all our crazy adventures- I think the one where you collected this was one of the first pseudo-warm days where we went out!

Gretchen said...

These are gorgeous... I think keeping them natural is good!

Melinda said...

Gorgeous! I've never heard of these! Lovely composition and tones.