What's not a vegetable and not an animal? A mineral! Say hello to Soft Rocks, an alternative to mining heavy stones. This beautiful faceted opal gemstone pillow looks as if it reflects light and sparks of color from its facets. Give it as an alternative to birthstone jewelry, to gem lovers and geologists alike. Collect several and make your own dragon's lair right in your bedroom!
The ice blue fleece is covered in a scattering of handcut gem shapes, appliquéd by hand. Each opal will be different.
Opal is one of only a handful of gems found in outer space (peridot too!) They are a silica gem made of millions of tiny spheres, and irregularity in the size and stacking of these spheres cause the brilliant flakes of color that make them so beautiful. Most opals come from Australia!
Other opalescent gems and minerals include:
The Gem pillow measures 13" across and 11" tall. It is not a flat pillow, but irregularly shaped all the way around, like a stone pulled from the earth.