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Fossicking and Bandicooting

To fossick meaning “to rummage about,” derives from the use of fossicking for the practice of literally digging about for gemstones in abandoned mining excavations, a hobby that’s particularly popular in Australia and New Zealand...


A cabochon is a convex gem or bead that’s highly polished but not faceted. This is part of a complete episode.


polyvitro  n.— «The 35-foot-tall piece, composed of a kind of molded plastic, is titled “Glowing Gemstone Polyvitro Chandelier” (2000).» —“Glass Exhibition Offers Much to Admire” by Kyle MacMillan Omaha...