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 …


yellow rhodizite from Madagascar


Discovered in 1834, its name comes from the Greek “pink” because it has the property of coloring the torch flame in pink. It presents the phenomenon of piezoelectricity and pyro-electricity. The rhodizite is one of the poles a series dominated by potassium, the other pole

crocidolite hawk’s eye

compact quartz

This group includes compact quartz containing inclusions of another mineral which determines the appearance and color. Tiger’s Eye and Hawk Eye: The name comes from the fact that the polished cabochons show a light stripe evoking the split pupil of a tiger, the second name

pyrophyllite crystals of Georgia in the U.S.


Uncommon mineral, present in hydrothermal veins. Its name comes from the Greek “pyros” for fire and “phyllos” as sheet, because with the heat this mineral is exfoliating, and swells in superposed sheets.

pumpellyite from Lake Superior in Michigan in the U.S.


Rare mineral found in the Carriere de la fleche, at Bertrix in the Ardennes, Belgium. We must speak of “pumpellyites” because there are some in which magnesium dominates, in others it is aluminum and yet in others it is iron, as shown here for this

emerald cut pollucite from afghanistan


It was discovered in 1846 on the island of Elba, Italy, and named pollucite, from the Greek name Pollux (mythological figure, brother of Castor), since this mineral is often associated in nature with petalite, which was then called the “castorite”.

phosgenite emerald cut


Discovered in England, its name comes from the Greek “phos” meaning “light” and “genan” – “which leads “, in connection with its lights characteristic, was given by Haidinger. Karsten, who had described it in the early nineteenth century had named it hornblei.

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