Je vous emmène à travers mes vidéos découvrir mon expérience acquise depuis plus de 30 ans a silloner le globe entier à la recherche de pierres précieuses, de rencontre mémorables mais aussi de difficulté parfois …


thulite of Norway cut in cabochon


Identified by Werner in 1805 in the Austrian Alps, it was named after the Austrian Siegmund Zois, Baron von Edelstein (1747-1819). It is part of the epidote group. Its best-known variety is tanzanite which is not a mineral recognized by the International Mineralogical Commission for

pink topaz oval cut


All the yellow stones were called topazes before we learned the difference from the others. This name probably comes from the island of Zebirget, former Topazos , on the Red Sea, where the peridot was found in the Middle Ages, unless it comes from the

green chrome titanite cushion cut


Identified in 1795, its name expresses its high content of titanium. It has long been known as sphene, which came from the Greek “sphenos” for corner, which described very well the shape of its wedge-shaped crystals. Brookite, of the same composition, crystallizes in another crystal

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

spessartine mandarine garnet oval cut


Its name comes from the cottage of Spessar sur- le -Main in Bavaria. The finest ones come from Africa, in Namibia, from a recently discovered deposit that produced the famous “tangerine”garnets, of a very bright color and a beautiful shine, and that seems exhausted. The

cabochon of hackmanite from Afghanistan


This is a feldspathoid, his name refers to its high sodium content. Its purplish-blue color is often streaked with white feldspar veinlets. The Hackmanite is a pink-purple variety discovered in Quebec, Canada. In its formula sulfur has been replaced by chlorine, and has an amazing

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