Geodes and gems have a way of surprising us. These rocks, ranging from rainbow crystals to heart-shaped amethysts, show that you can never be too sure what you’ll find when you crack them open. One of the most recent unexpected discoveries is a pair of Cookie Monster twins in a Brazilian agate. With the assistance of Lucas Fassari, gem collector Mike Bowers discovered the rock in which the famous Sesame Street character was hidden. The likeness to the beloved puppet is uncanny, right down to the blue face, goofy grin, and large googly eyes.
A small, egg-shaped volcanic rock held the rare Muppet mineral. It gave no indication that when it was split open, it would reveal two flawless replicas of Cookie Monster clad in sapphire quartz. Bowers announced this fantastic find with an Instagram reveal video set to the now-iconic song “C is for Cookie,” sung by the king of confections himself.
Bowers is keeping the Cookie Monsters to himself for the time being. But if and when he decides to sell the odd couple, he’ll be looking at a lot of cookies. People have been willing to pay up to $10,000 for a chance to own the set because of the rare stone and resemblance to the character.