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wolframite emerald cut


Its name comes from the german, “ wolfram” being the name of tungsten, which is its main component. The hubnerite variety is rich in manganese, of a rather red color, transparent and in slices, it was named after the german Adolph Huebner. The ferberite variety

vesuvianite from Kenia


Its name comes from the Vesuvius (Italy) where it was discovered, it is also called vesuvienne, idocrase, wiluite (form the Wilui River in Yakutia, Russia). The californite variety, discovered in 1963 by the famous mineralogist Kunz, is a massive, persistent and green variety of vesuvianite

rubellite variety of tourmaline from Brazil


Its name comes from Sri Lanka, Ceylon, where it was called “tourmali” or “torra molli”, stone attracting ashes, it is considered as a colored zircon. It was not until 1703 that the Dutch brought it to Europe. It was identified by Buffon in 1759. It

tanzanite from Tanzania rectangular cut


This is the blue variety of zoisite. It would have been known since 1954, but it was in 1967 that Manuel de Souza “discovered” this gem by chance, in Arusha, Tanzania. Soon there were talks in the media about the “blue treasure of Africa”, referring

cushion cut spinel from Tanzania


This is a gem belonging to a group of minerals close to each other and it was many times qualified as liar because it is present in the same deposits of the ruby and sapphire and it has often been confused with these gems. Some

scapolite from Tanzania drop cut


It owes its name to its prismatic facies (from the Greek “skapos” rod and “lithos”, stone) and designates an isomorphic series going from sodic marialite to calcic meionite. The members of this series are the Wernerite, the Dipyre, the Meionite, the Marialite. The Wernerite, which

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