Design Portfolio: Mineral Rites

The lapidary Bernd Munsteiner employs age-old techniques to uncover nature’s hidden works of art. The small German village of Idar-Oberstein, which is renowned for its surfeit of highly skilled gem cutters, traces its history in this exacting trade to the 15th-century discovery of once-bountiful agate mines. While these sources have all but been depleted, the […]

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