*✧Gemstones*✧ for Nautilus Magazine
"Precious stones hold the stories of continents, oceans, and cultures"— Read the article online!
The article highlights 5 gemstones and weaves together their formation with cultural stories that have been created about the stones. For instance, did you know Middle Ages fables say that diamonds were “guarded by venomous creatures who wounded themselves on the stones’ sharp crystalline points, saturating them with venom” (WHAT?! Awesome.)
Many thanks to my AD Len Small for this super fun project!
Sidenote: I couldn’t resist the sparkles as a tiny tip of the hat to the Crystal Gems & all the inspiring artists in the Steven Universe crew☆