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Aventurine- By MaxH

April 27 2006 at 8:30 PM

Michael.ting  (Login mkt32)

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Aventurine glass is produced in Murano (near Venice) and the introduction of excessive metal oxide helps to form crystals large enough to reflect light. The copper in the glass shimmers.
Like many of these dials, it is difficult to capture well in a photograph and the depth of colour and degree of shimmer alter depending on the amount and angle of light hitting the dial.

It is a smooth material (well it is glass ) and this rarely shows well in photos. The actual colour is a deep blue which turns lighter as the light reflects.

You really have to see this dial to appreciate the beauty!

This message has been edited by mkt32 on Apr 29, 2006 7:38 PM

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