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marquetry in white nacre


Mother-of-pearl or Nacre is the substance that constitutes the inner part of the shell of certain mollusks, its name comes from the Latin “ nacrum “, which was used to describe white matter with iridescent reflections. It consists of a mineral part of calcium carbonate

wulfenite from U.S. square cut


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

whewellite fancy cut


It honors the name of the English mineralogist William Whewell (1794-1866). It is a component of kidney stones. The fine twinned crystals result from the reaction of the urine of horses working in the mines with the host rock.

variscite cabochon from United States


It recalls the old name of Vogtland (southern Saxony, Germany) called Variscia in Latin, where it was discovered in the valley of the Mess. A massive variety, found in the United States (Nevada,) with interpenetration of veinlets or quartz nodules and chalcedony, is called “amatrix”

rubellite variety of tourmaline from Brazil


Its name comes from Sri Lanka, Ceylon, where it was called “tourmali” or “torra molli”, stone attracting ashes, it is considered as a colored zircon. It was not until 1703 that the Dutch brought it to Europe. It was identified by Buffon in 1759. It

violet taaffeite of Sri Lanka round cut


It is named after an Irish gemologist, Count Charles Taaffe, who discovered it in 1945 in a lot of cut spinel from Sri Lanka. All the characteristics of one of the stones were identical to the ones of spinels, except for the presence of a

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