On holiday in Sri Lanka many years ago, Clive and I visited a moonstone mine. There was plenty of moonstone jewellery for sale, but I was struck by a ring set with a brilliant blue topaz.
It cost rather more than moonstone, but then it had many more times the depth of colour … and Clive indulged me.
When it sits on the rim of the indoor pool, it looks almost as if a drop of the bright turquoise water has jumped into the setting.
I can imagine I’m inside the cut stone when I’m in the pool, and in the pool when I look into the depths of the stone.
The colour match gives me the same glee as when some morning glories opened out exactly the same shade of blue as the water tank (the ‘blue pig’) they were growing over. I even showed the Garden Centre man when he made a delivery, but he just looked at me as if I was a bit touched!