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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 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

vanadinite fancy cut


Discovered in 1838 in Mexico, its name comes from its composition, rich in vanadium.

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

crystallized talc from Luzenac in Arriege in France


Its name comes from Arabic or Persian “Talq” which means pure, probably because of its powder. It has been known since antiquity. The light green soapstone (steatite) has been confused with jade, but it has not its hardness. This is number 1 in the standard

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

sturmanite emerald cut


It honors the name of the Canadian mineralogist B. Darko Sturman.

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