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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”

carved lapis lazuli from Afghanistan

lapis lazuli

This is a rock of variable composition containing from 35 to 40% of lazurite (which gives it the beautiful blue color), sodalite, some nosean, some hauynite. Its name comes from the Arabic for “blue”. Azure blue color, greenish blue, dark purple, caused by sulfur, and

orbicular diorite from Corsica

orbicular diorite

Successively described and analyzed by many specialists since 1851, its a mixture of feldspar, hornblende, biotite (black mica) and quartz. It is considered an intrusive rock with a texture similar to “granite”, the term “granite” designating a hard stone used in civil engineering. The matrix

petrified wood from France

petrified wood

This is a fossilized wood dating back 200 million years, all parts of a trunk or branches have been silicified, that is to say that the organic components have been gradually replaced by silica in the form of jasper, chalcedony, or more rarely opal, there

sculpted alabaster from Italy


Its name comes from the Greek “alabastros” (earlier albatos) which designated a vase without handles, alabaster being used to make perfume vases without handles. Alabaster is an evaporite mineral. It is a massive aggregate of fine-grained variety of gypsum, its softness make it easy to

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