One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the univers plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, and then stand back to see if we can ever find them. ~ 22 Motivational Quotes From Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic
Snuffbox associated with Frederick the Great of Prussia, about 1775. Bloodstone quartz, gold, diamonds and coloured glass. This snuffbox is made from seventeen panels of bloodstone quartz mounted in gold, set with diamonds, some coloured yellow and others with metal foil behind to reflect the light. The cover is set with a vase in coloured glass, with a bouquet of stylized flowers in emeralds, rubies and diamonds, all within a border of diamonds in gold and sprigs of glass flowers.