Fall is the perfect time to consider Moss Agate jewelry. Their natural patterns within emit the feeling that one gets when coming into contact with, and feeling the most, nature’s authentic presence and wildly artistic hand. With seemingly imprinted leaves and foliage within them, the more one grinds and spins these stones to a curved perfection, the more 3D and alive they seem to become within the stone–almost as if you are looking at fossilized, or entrapped, leaves and foliage frozen in time within the finished stone. This particular batch made for easy spinning with few to no fissures and took a nice polish for moss agate. They came from a very large earthy stone that we collected somewhere in the vicinity of DeBaca or Guadalupe County in northeastern New Mexico. Noelle and I have experienced some of our greatest rockhounding adventures camping in, and scavenging around, those two counties which are rich and plentiful with semi-precious stones to be found in abundance (if one knows where to look). One method we have found to be very productive is to drive on back roads and county roads very early in the morning at sunup–the angle of the sun will radiate the quartz crystals on the ground into sparkles, and where there’s quartz in New Mexico you will generally find your fair share of agates as well…