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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

yellow zircon of Sri Lanka brilliant cut


Its name comes from the Arabic “zargoun” muting in “jargon”, meaning vermilion. It is known since antiquity, but under different names. It may be colorless (rare), but also yellow, brown, orange, blue to blue-violet (called starlite) … and mostly brown green and dark red, the

wulfenite from U.S. square cut


Discovered in 1845, it honors the name of the Austrian mineralogist Franz Xaver von Wulfen (1728-1805).

vesuvianite from Kenia


Its name comes from the Vesuvius (Italy) where it was discovered, it is also called vesuvienne, idocrase, wiluite (form the Wilui River in Yakutia, Russia). The californite variety, discovered in 1963 by the famous mineralogist Kunz, is a massive, persistent and green variety of vesuvianite

tugtupite cabochon from Greenland


Mineral discovered in 1960 simultaneously in the Kola Peninsula (Russia) and south of Greenland, its name comes from an Inuit word meaning ” Reindeer blood ” (“tugtup” means reindeer in Eskimo). Stone of a beautiful color. Without light it loses its color, and after returning

thorite round cut


Discovered in 1829, its name comes from its composition rich in thorium. It is highly radioactive and only since a short time. there are interesting samples for gemology.

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