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I NEED a print of this-- caffeine crystals photographed between crossed polarizers. Who knew one of my favorite chemicals was so beautiful?

The Cocktail Collection / Coleção de Coktail's * GIN

Photograph of Ruby under the microscope- Ruby is the birthstone for July and the zodiac sign Cancer. Ruby has been the world's most valued gemstone for thousands of years. In the ancient Sanskrit language, it was called ratnaraj or "king of precious stones". Even today, rubies are considered more valuable and rare than even the top quality colorless diamonds.

Opal, roughly 10 cm long, from the Barcoo River area, Barcoo Shire, Queensland, Australia. Yale Peabody Museum specimen, no. 5.2659.

Amazing hunk of opal (I think)

Photograph of a blood cell attacking a pathogen. Taken with an electron microscope - Imgur

Photograph of Diamond under the microscope - Diamond is the birthstone for April and the zodiac sign Aries. The hardest naturally occurring substance, diamonds are perhaps the most cherished of all gemstones.

some are funny...some were def. not what i thought they were...and some totally were :)

this is what your cocktail looks like under a powerful microscope. being a lush was never so beautiful.

Turquoise is one of the oldest known gem materials, mined in the Sinai Peninsula before the 4th millennium BC in one of the world's first hard-rock mining operations. It was also mined by ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Aztecs.