Beach Anyone? Hawaiian "Olivine" Green Beach Sand Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 03-29-2014 08:51 PM 2749 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In honor of Spring’s much anticipated arrival (and the beach bum in me)....

Green sand inlaid in rosewood from the Hawaiian Papakolea Beach, aka “Green Sand Beach”. One of only four beaches in the entire world with green sand. Olivine is a silicate mineral consisting of magnesium and iron and is better known as peridot in the gem universe.

Do LumberJock member get group discounted travel rates to Hawaii? :)


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#1 posted 03-29-2014 09:15 PM

Very cool ring! Keep them coming.

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 09:31 PM

Very elegant ring, Shannon!!

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 10:03 PM

As always, a fantastic ring.

I’m guessing you sand the sand and polish it until it’s smooth?

Sand the Sand? I wonder if that’s the first time anyone has ever said that? ;-)



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#4 posted 03-29-2014 10:38 PM

Actually my favorite to date!

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 11:44 PM

Very attractive celebration of Spring. Thanks

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 11:54 PM

Beautifully done, unique idea, and great photography too. An overflow of talent. Thanks for the enjoyment.


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#7 posted 03-30-2014 12:04 AM

looks great, amazing job

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 12:27 AM

Very elegant. This would be the closest I’d ever get to Hawaii. lol

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 12:41 AM

Lookn great!

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 12:43 AM

If your superstitious It’s bad luck! to take sand from Hawaii. :]

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 03:37 AM

As always WOW! just WOW!!

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 08:58 AM

Lovely homage to Spring, Shannon. Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 01:27 PM

Very very nice Shannon, another excellent looking ring. have never seen green beach sand before but it goes well with the wood colouring. Awesome.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 01:30 PM

Another beautiful ring Shannon, and you might want to mention that Peridot is the Birthstone for August so this would also be appropriate for those Summer days at the Beach. :)

Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see what beautiful combinations you come up with next!

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 01:43 PM

You have an uncanny knack for combining just the right colors!

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