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native silver crystals from Mexico


Its name comes from the Latin argentum, it is found in hydrothermal veins. Its softness, its malleability, its low melting point and its brightness made it a popular metal for jewelry since ancient times. But it is as a currency that it has gained fame

villiaumite crystal from Namibia


Its name honors Maxime Villiaume, French soldier and explorer who made collections of minerals from Madagascar and Guinea. The villiaumite was found in its samples coming from Guinea (Rouma Island). For gemologists: watch this stone has an significant polarization abnormality, while being isotropic.

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

cushion cut sphalerite from Picos de Europa, Santander in Spain


Its name comes from the Greek “sphaleros” meaning traitor, deceitful, because in its black variety it looked like galena but did not release lead during fusion … and because of its brightness was also confused with the diamond. It is the major ore of zinc.

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 In its formula sulfur has been replaced by chlorine, and has an amazing

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