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 …


sliced polished nephrite from China


This is a thick microcrystalline rock the of amphibole family, we can consider nephrite as a microcrystalline variety of ferrous actinolite-tremolite series. The majority of nephrites are composed mainly of actinolite. The white variety, known as” mutton fat “, is composed almost exclusively of tremolite,

Imperial jade from Burma cut in cabochon


Its name comes from the term jade. It is the nineteenth century, in 1863, that jadeite was differentiated from nephritis. This is a pyroxene resulting from metamorphism of serpentines high in sodium. Before the nineteenth century both jadeite and nephrite were called with the generic

pyrope garnet from Africa oval cut


Its name comes from the Greek “pyros” for fire. Of variable color, the red one, more or less tinged with brown, being the most sought after. It was called “carbuncle” which means red like fire, and the expression “shining like carbuncles” was widely used by

imperial jade from Burma cut in cabochon


In the nineteenth century, it was shown that the so-called “jade” actually consisted of two distinct minerals: The “Jadeite”, of the pyroxene family, is the hardest and most rare, it has a crystalline sound, its color varies from white to dark green, even lavender. The

hessonite garnet from Sri Lanka


Its name recalls the color of the gooseberry. Hessonite variety: it is the most renowned, also known as cinnamon stone or garnet hyacinth, name not to be used, it is a variety of grossular of dark orange color. Tsavorite: variety of grossular going from green

demantoide variety of andradite garnet from Russia, oval cut


Andradite: this variety of garnet has been described and identified by Dana, its name is a tribute to a Brazilian mineralogist Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838). Mélanite : black titanoan variety, its name comes from the Greek “black”. Topazolite : yellow variety of

Shopping Cart