You are looking at a Titan Fluorite skull
July 8, 2011 9:47 AM   Subscribe

You are looking at a Titan Fluorite skull. The skull is 16.9 inches long, from front to back. We specially saved a large piece of high quality fluorite for caving this titan skull, and were all amazed by its beauty when all the carving and polishing were done. A site with remarkable focus and clarity of purpose.
posted by Wolfdog (42 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
Titans have Chiclet teeth. Who knew?
posted by Gator at 9:50 AM on July 8, 2011


Now this, this is awesome.
posted by Gator at 9:52 AM on July 8, 2011 [15 favorites]


Just this morning I was thinking I needed inspiration to write my own Dio song.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:55 AM on July 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


"...and before anyone asks--yes, this was modeled after a complete doofus."
posted by circular at 9:58 AM on July 8, 2011


I particularly like their definition of Super Realistic Skulls. Given all the time I've spent at Dead concerts I wonder if you peeled my skin off I'd look like this.
posted by Runes at 9:59 AM on July 8, 2011


Oh god, I love this site. I really want one of their quartz skulls but I haz teh poors.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 10:01 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm more interested to know about their manufacturing practices. Not because I suspect any foul play or sweatshops, but because I really would like a video of what I presume is a giant room filled with a dozen or so people all carving skulls out of decorative minerals.
posted by Electrius at 10:07 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I heard they have an antibiotic for that.
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 10:08 AM on July 8, 2011


Man, the world is a big place. You have to figure there is a very small sliver of overlap between people who have $6000 to drop on an Ammonite fossil skull and the people who want a $6000 Ammonite fossil skull. an yet Skullis survives.
posted by rtimmel at 10:08 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Another demonstration of the Long Tail marketing strategy.

Get one and in a hundred years or so, you may have set somebody up for the next Mitchell-Hedges Skull controversy.
posted by warbaby at 10:09 AM on July 8, 2011


The skull linked to in the FPP is just the sort of thing that could torpedo a lucrative film franchise.

The skull linked to by gator seems like just the sort of thing that could create a new one.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:10 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


The skull linked to in the FPP is just the sort of thing that could torpedo a lucrative film franchise.

Why, is it modeled after Shia LaBeouf's or something?
posted by griphus at 10:14 AM on July 8, 2011


One of my friends knows a guy who is obsessed with skulls, fist-sized on up, from crystal or otherwise carved from various minerals. I've seen pictures of where he has laid out dozens of them in patterns across a large living room.

Presumably, Skullis sends him a card on his birthday.
posted by adipocere at 10:17 AM on July 8, 2011


I have a thing for fluorite. Looking at this I just get all shiny-eyed and wonder if I can pay the new owner to let me pet it.
posted by hermitosis at 10:21 AM on July 8, 2011


We're gonna need a bigger fridge.
posted by CHoldredge at 10:24 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Where do you put the weed, dude?
posted by JJ86 at 10:36 AM on July 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


That is rather impressive considering how brittle fluorite is. Blue John (Derbyshire fluorite) carving - see Blue John Stone - was big in Victorian England, but I've never seen a skull.

They omit a neat marketing angle: it'll look especially scary in a darkened room under UV light (fluorite being majorly fluorescent).
posted by raygirvan at 10:43 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like skulls so much I've devoted my whole life to growing one inside my head.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:53 AM on July 8, 2011 [14 favorites]


I'm not sure. It's maybe a bit gothic for me.
posted by cromagnon at 10:56 AM on July 8, 2011


I must own that ammonite skull. That is... the best thing, of all things. There are no things that are better than that.
posted by FatherDagon at 11:06 AM on July 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


Well, with a username like that frankly I'd be disappointed/pissed if you hadn't been interested.
posted by aramaic at 11:34 AM on July 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh my god shiny pretty. There goes my afternoon.

There are too many beautiful stones and designs to link. Instead, I'm going to point y'all toward this pendant, which I hereby dub The Facepalm.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 11:38 AM on July 8, 2011


Ooooooh, that rainbow obsidian one is amazing. Had no idea rainbow obsidian existed. Ooooh, the malachite one!

Love the chatoyant wonderfulness of the labradorite base for the ammonite skull.

Really, really love massive pieces of minerals or semi-precious stone but so often kitsch, third rate carving or overly ornate stuff is carved out of all that awesome beauty. So disappointing. Am not that fond of the skull obsession, which seems to have been in fashion the last several decades or so. But these are really elegant skulls, which show off the exquisite beauty of the stone. A very nice surprise.
posted by nickyskye at 11:52 AM on July 8, 2011


Many samples of fluorite exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light, a property that takes its name from fluorite.


*runs and hides under the bed*
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:05 PM on July 8, 2011


These are exquisite! Not up there with the crystal skull I saw in Mexico, but still exquisite . Thanks for posting this.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 12:05 PM on July 8, 2011


Many samples of fluorite exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light, a property that takes its name from fluorite.

Heh. I was just reading that.

I feel like I should be listening to a Yes album as I browse this site.
posted by dirigibleman at 12:08 PM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


the ammonite skull may be the coolest thing I have ever seen
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:13 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]




Well, maybe not Hitler, maybe more cop stache.
posted by dirigibleman at 12:13 PM on July 8, 2011


Are any of these skulls filled with vodka? No? What a rip!
posted by orme at 12:53 PM on July 8, 2011


The ones that are filled with vodka are almost as expensive.

Seriously, $100 for 1.75 liters? When the Smirnoff's on the shelf just below?
posted by Kitty Stardust at 12:58 PM on July 8, 2011


Skull carving? Yawn. I'd love to see a fluorite pelvis (the bone that symbolizes birth and the making of life). I think the pelvis is the opposite of the skull, and would love to see bone carving fanaticism devoted to life for a change.
posted by Renoroc at 1:39 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Rainbow obsidian is very nice. I just bought a small piece a few weeks back. It is pricey, though. I saw a piece, roughly three inches long, with carved leaves to highlight the natural "flower petals" pattern present in the piece itself, which ran about sixty dollars.
posted by adipocere at 2:53 PM on July 8, 2011


I'm quite taken by what the natural features of the malachite piece add to it. But for some reason I got it into my head that it was $179, not $1799.
So, uh, I'll enjoy the picture.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:26 PM on July 8, 2011


Hmmm, one awesome crystal skull or most of a year's rent? Part of me thinks the skull is a better investment.
posted by promptcurry at 6:53 PM on July 8, 2011


Where do I put the weed?
posted by Sphinx at 6:53 PM on July 8, 2011


Oh, fuck yes. Could someone spot me $1500?
posted by dirigibleman at 8:55 PM on July 8, 2011


I wish they'd carve something other than skulls out of that beautiful rock.
posted by LoudMusic at 11:56 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wish they'd carve something other than skulls out of that beautiful rock.

They'd have to change the name of the business.
posted by krinklyfig at 12:25 PM on July 9, 2011


Skullis 'n Things?
posted by Gator at 12:39 PM on July 9, 2011


Pac Man
posted by krinklyfig at 8:19 PM on July 9, 2011


Looks like the site has blocked referrer links from here, at least to any individual pages. You can still go through the front page
posted by krinklyfig at 1:11 AM on July 20, 2011


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