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triplite from Pakistan oval cut


Its name comes from the Greek “triplos” for triple, as it has cleavages in three directions, it forms a series with the zwieselite, which is the fluorinated pole. It is found in granitic pegmatites and it was identified in the Chanteloube, Haute-Vienne in France. The

triphyllite from Brazil


Its name comes from the Greek “tria” for 3 and “phylon” family to signify that it contains three cations because it was believed that it contained lithium, magnesium and iron.

staurolite from Brazil oval cut


It is named after his twins very frequently cross-shaped: the twin cross of St. Andrew (60 degrees) and that of the Greek cross (90 degrees), in Greek “stauros” means cross and “lithos”, stone, hence its name “cross stone”. Another twin “in wheel”shape exists in the

trillion cut sinhalite from Sri lanka


Discovered in 1952 in Sri Lanka and recognized as a specific mineral species, as previously mistaken for peridot. Its name comes from the Sanskrit “Sinhala”, Ceylon, the ancient name of Sri Lanka. Stone of a good hardness.

siderite round cut


Its name comes from the Greek “sideros” which means iron, it was called the iron spar. It was identified by von Haidinger in 1845.

crocidolite hawk’s eye

compact quartz

This group includes compact quartz containing inclusions of another mineral which determines the appearance and color. Tiger’s Eye and Hawk Eye: The name comes from the fact that the polished cabochons show a light stripe evoking the split pupil of a tiger, the second name

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