“The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, …. the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.” (Revelation 21:19a-20 NKJV)
While searching for material on these foundation stones, this article caught my attention. It appears that Cindy had the same questions as we are trying to figure out. I believe her blog is inactive, but this is still posted. Precious Jewels by Cindy. She had this chart with 12 stones of the foundations.
“My curiosity was up, though, when it came to those precious gemstones. What were their colors? How would they look all sandwiched together? I knew I could not begin to imagine the scope of its beauty, but at least I wanted to get some glimpse of what it might appear to be. I mean, we can try to imagine the pearly gates, and even the streets of pure gold although the Bible says the pure gold will be like transparent glass, but the foundation of all those beautifully colored jewels? Ahh—how lovely to have the world at our fingertips via the Internet! In a matter of seconds, my curiosity about the precious gemstones of the foundation was satisfied!” [Bolding added]
I still haven’t found what I was hoping to find. This next bird is getting closer.
But this is the color of most sardonyx they show on the internet:
Have you seen any birds like that? Let me see what we have already shown here on the blog.
None of these absolutely match our Sardonyx stone, but are they amazing Avian Wonders from their creator?
*** Articles in this Series so far:
- Precious Stones and Birds – Introduction
- Previous Birds and Stones Articles
- Precious Stones and Birds – Foundation Stones
- Precious Stones and Birds – Colors
- Light Reflecting Off Of Birds
- Precious Stones and Birds – Jasper
- Precious Stones and Birds – Sapphire
- Precious Stones and Birds – Chalcedony
- Prescious Stones and Birds – Emerald