Panel 19.7 x 14.5cm
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Rare white and yellow chalcedony are used to depict this rose. As in wood marquetry, some parts of this stone can be heated up around the edges to create a ‘burnt’ perspective.
The burning technique used on yellow chalcedony speedily recreates the volcanic processess it went through millions of years ago. Applying the correct amount of heat steadily over a flame is vitally important so as not to crack the stone and to get the correct amount of shading needed.