Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Countenance…reflection of light December 27, 2009

Filed under: Character — precioussadies @ 9:35 am
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I’m so grateful to have such a beautiful view of the sunrise in the morning, that I have come to appreciate in the fall/winter months.  Since the sky is dark and rises late, most mornings I would miss it, as I’m not always an earlier riser; but in this season we are on the same schedule.   I love how I captured the sports car, with the sunrise!  

Several months ago, I purchased some semi precious gemstones in the form of briolettes.  Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz, Blue Topaz, Peridot, Tourmaline, are among the favourites and of the selection that have added into my pile.   It is amazing to see the different infractions that are in each briolette, so that you truly can see the reflection of light, as the light bounces off each angle.   They are so many types of cuts, that could be cut into a shape of the stone, and it also depends on the type of stone.  Diamonds have a lot of variety of complex cuts because of the crystal makeup .  Each cut is callet a facet. But, it is up to the gem cutter’s skill, that brings the true beauty of the reflection of the light to the stone itself.    My favourites are the pear cut, and the baquette cut, which is of course found in my engagement ring.   Here is a good website, that shows the cuts.

To the Oriental, the countenance mirrors, even more to us,  the character and feelings of the heart.   So it is with us, I believe that our Heavenly Father, is creating and molding us, as he shaves off some of our rough edges, to create that most beautiful angles, as we experience each new day. 

So, the next time, when you are admiring your favourite cut of jewelry in the mirror at the store, (under those brillant bright day lights!) don’t forget about your own countenance, to let it shine forth!   Christina


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