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 …


shungite from Russia cut in cabochon


This is a carbon compound, formed from plankton fossils dating back 2 billion years. It is composed of assemblies of carbon atoms (60 to 70) in the form of football ball, called fullerenes. Its name comes from the region where it is extracted, “shunga” in

black obsidian from Ascension Island


Its name comes, according to Pliny, from Obsidius who brought it from Ethiopia, which would have led the Romans to call it “obsidius lapis”. From the seventeenth century we find the names of hyalopsite, mountain mahogany, Iceland black agate, mirror of the Incas, gallinaceous stone

yellow cushion cut tectite from Lybia


This is actually one kind of tektite: these are fragments of terrestrial rocks melted by the impact of a large meteorite, their name coming from the Greek “têktos”, to melt, which were first found on the Vltava River a river of the Czech Republic, since

jet ( ignite ) Zuni fetish from United States


This is an organic material, a black variety of lignite containing 70% of carbon, resulting from the coalification of wood under anaerobic conditions (without oxygen) and under strong pressure, it is a fossil gem. Its name comes from old French “jayet” or “jaiet” or the

rough amber from The Baltic sea in Poland


It is a product of plant origin, the fossilized resin of some conifers (pine, redwood, cypress, cedar …) and some angiosperms (legumes, Umbelliferae, Liliaceae). The amber from the Dominican Republic was produced by a kind of tropical tree, now extinct, ancestor of the carob tree,

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