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cacoxenite cabochon altdd


Identified in 1825 in Bohemia in iron deposits, its name comes from the Greek “kakos”, for bad, and “xenos”, for guest or stranger to indicate that its presence in the iron ore was not appreciated: this phosphate makes the metal iron ore work, harder. The

oval cut xenotime


Identified by Berzelius its name is related to the Greek word “xenos”, meaning stranger, because the crystals were not discovered until later and it was long called Cenotime. It forms a series with the chernovite and is a rare earth phosphate, more often Yttrium but

witherite round cut


Its name honors the British physician and mineralogist W. Withering (1741-1799). Witherite is toxic in powder.

vlasovite fancy cut


Discovered in the Kola peninsula in Russia, it honors the name of the Russian mineralogist Kuzma Alekseevich Vlasov (1905-1964).

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

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