Carved Citrine Chick Emerging from an Agate Geode Egg By Manfred Wild, Idar-Oberstein, Germany. The chick, carved from a single specimen of bright yellow gem-quality citrine, set with sapphire cabochon eyes; emerging from a natural agate geode.
Dinosaur Carving in Amber - The Greeks called amber "elektron," or “made by the sun.” Homer praised its bright glow. The Egyptians buried it in tombs for the afterlife. Today’s scientists value amber too: it provides a three-dimensional window into prehistoric ecosystems through the myriad animal and plant inclusions it contains.