The stone market in Rawa Bening, Jakarta is like a over sensory stimulation for me. The place just full of people, various colourful stones, noises, smells, all happening at the same time.
But being an anti smoking, the place was unfortunately not that suitable for me. I had headache after half an hour walking around, being in a confined crowded place with cigarette smoke lingering around.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/50, f/4, ISO 800
My kids currently love stones, so last week I took them for a visit to the stone market here in Jakarta. They were so excited, preparing their wallets with their savings inside. I had to warn them not to bring all and to put a maximum cap on what they are willing to spend.
We arrived early, thus some shops were still closed. But as we descended to the basement, it turned out that life has started there. The place was packed, full of people and unfortunately also full of their cigarettes’ smoke.
We had a look around the floor, observing the activities, and of course the beautiful stones available there. The kids ended up buying a “jade” necklace and a turquoise necklace. Let’s see for how long are they going to wear them.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/40, f/1.8, ISO 400
Having a jeweler as a friend (or is it having a friend as a jeweler?) has a lot of advantages. One being, you’ve got opportunities to have sneak peak and early purchase of her latest designs, before they are in the market. Here’s one of her designs.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/60, f/3.2, ISO 400