The Ancient Egyptians imported cobalt, mined in central Africa, to provide that deep, lustrous blue to ceramics, and it has been in great demand ever since - there will be a lithium-ion battery in your mobile phone or electric car that also includes cobalt.
But this image - generated by digital microscope - is a new, different and stunningly beautiful image: cobalt in colour, but agate in mineral terms.
It's rich, banded pattern certainly makes for a gorgeous image - and amazing that agate can reproduce the colour of cobalt, yet is a completely different mineral.
We have now created a bespoke Nature As Artist collection available here at a very significant discount on the original retail price.
They are printed in England, and normally delivered in less than 6 weeks, often 4 or 5 weeks. We'll notify you when it's about to be sent.
You save upto £150 on the retail price, and pay only a small premium on the website price of stocked scarves.
As this scarf is being produced exclusively for you, you will appreciate why bespoke orders cannot be cancelled prior to delivery, and returns are only accepted if delivery takes longer than stated, or there is a fault with the printing of the scarf.