Gamini Ratnavira Painting - Rhodochrosite

Gamini Ratnavira Painting - Rhodochrosite
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The Colorado State mineral is Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine an old, and formerly abandoned, silver mine in Alma, Colorado. Re-mining for specimens in the 1990s yielded incredible examples of sharp, rhombohedral rhodochrosite, that now sets the world standard. Sharp crystals like these were only rarely seen with accompanying fluorite such as this juicy grape-juice-purple crystal here from the"Four-Ball Pocket." Formerly in the collection of mathematician Steve Smale. 7-inch specimen.

Gamini Ratnavira is a world-renowned wildlife artist. After becoming a master wildlife artist Gamini began painting minerals as a way of representing his heritage as Ratnavira means 'heroes of gems' and his family's traditional caste were jewelers to the royalty of Sri Lanka dating back several centuries. His father Sardha Ratnavira was the first Asian to qualify at the Gemological Institute of American in Los Angeles, CA. Gamini designed award-winning jewelry with his father and mined with his grandfather in Ratnapura developing a life long interest in gems and minerals. For more on Gamini Ratnavira, click here

Each of Gamini's paintings is available as a limited-edition print, personally signed and numbered by the artist. We use only the finest archival material - from the ink to the paper even including the mat and frame.

Our pigment-based inks are considered to be archival, museum-quality inks. We print only on an acid-free, archival, 100% rag paper from Hahnemühle - a German paper company founded over 400 years ago. This paper is the gold standard against which all other fine art papers are compared.

The framing for each print is custom-made and available in your choice of five styles. The mats are also of archival quality ensuring a long life for your print.

Actual print size is 8.5" x 11" and is limited to a 100 print run.

Black Frame
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Cherry Frame
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Light wood Frame
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Gold-guilded Frame
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Silver-guilded Frame
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