I'm so glad I came here after patty and jp. They have summed up what is so engaging about this series - wonderful, crisp details and fantastic color and textures that make you want to explore each object!
when i looked at the first two, before reading the text, i thought "aha--polished rocks." i had to do a double-take to make sure they weren't tumbled. how great they are. i bet they make a very satisfying sound when you run your fingers through them.