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Guide of Stones, Crystals and Minerals

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AGATE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Achates River, Sicily Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO ² Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral, geodesic shape, frequently associated with quartz crystals Deposits: Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, USA, Madagascar, Mexico, Uruguay Colours: Agate occurs in a wide range of colours. Patterns: Parallel lines, polyhedral geometric shapes, circular effects, concentric convolutions, dendritic moss. View related products to the agate stone ... Read more...
agate stone
ALEXANDRITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Named after Tsar Alexander II of Russia Chemical composition: Beryllium and aluminium oxide, Be(AlO2)2 Hardness: between 3.5 and 5 Group: Chrysoberyl Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Myanmar, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, the United States, Brazil, Rhodesia, Russia, Tasmania. Colours: Ranging from green to red, from very transparent under the light to a purple tint. View related products to the Alexandrite stone ... Read more...
alexandrite stone
AMAZONITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Discovered in the Amazon River Group: Feldspar Chemical composition: Potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi3O8 Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5. Crystal System: Triclinic, prismatic Deposits: South Africa, Brazil, Colorado, India, Russia Colours: Pale greenish blue to light turquoise blue View related products to the amazonite stone ... Read more...
amazonite stone
AMBER STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Feldspaths, Montebrasite genus Chemical composition: Aluminium and lithium fluoridated phosphate (Li,Na)Al[(F,OH)|PL4] Hardness: 6 Deposits: Brazil Colours: Yellow, Brown View related products to the amber stone ... Read more...
amber stone
AMETHYST STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Uruguay Colours: Violet, ranging from pale purple to deep purple View related products to the amethyst stone ... Read more...
amethyst stone
AMETRINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Result of the contraction of the words ‘Amethyst’ and ‘Citrine’ Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 7 Deposits: These crystals are rare and are found in amethyst deposits (primarily in Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay). Colour: Yellow and Violet. View related products to the ametrine stone ... Read more...
ametrine stone
Ammonite Characteristics Origin of the name: The stone is named after its spiral shape, a name derived from “ammonis cornua” meaning “horn of Ammon”. Mineral group: Ammonite Chemical composition: Calcium Carbonate CaCO3, aragonite, calcite, mother-of-pearl of fossilised ammonites, pyrite, silica. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Hardness: ranging from 4 to 6. Deposits: Many of them are found all around the world. Colours: brown, yellow, chestnut. View products related to ammonite ... Read more...
pierre ammonite
ANDALUSITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its discovery region, Andalusia. Chemical composition: Aluminium silicate, Al2 (SiO5) Hardness: 7.5 Crystal System: Rhombic Deposits: Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Spain, United States, Russia. Colours: Brown, Yellow, Red, Green. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO ANDALUSITE STONE ... Read more...
Andalusite Stone
ANGELITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « anhudros », meaning « without water » Chemical composition: Anhydrous calcium sulphate, CaSO4 Hardness: Between 3 and 3.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Germany, Egypt, Britain, Libya, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Dominican Republic Colours: From light blue to dark blue VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO ANGELITE STONE ... Read more...
Angelite Stone
ANTIMONY STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from « anti monos » which means « not alone ». Chemical composition: Antimony sulphide, Sb2S3 Hardness: 2 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Germany, China, France, Italy, Japan, Romania. CColours: Grey, black. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO ANTIMONY STONE ... Read more...
Antimony Stone
APATITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the Greek "deceive", the name Apatite is evocative. Chemical composition: Chloro and flouro calcium phosphate, Ca5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) Hardness: 5 Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: Myanmar, Brazil, the United States, India, Madagascar. Colours: Blue, yellow, colourless, pink, purple. It is frequently found in green to bright greenish blue. View related products to the Apatite stone ... Read more...
apatite stone
APOPHYLLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « apophyllos » meaning « which disintegrates into strips ». Chemical composition: Fluorinated hydrosilicate of calcium and potassium, KCa4Si8O20(OH,F)8H2O. Hardness: Between 4.5 and 5 Crystal System: Quadratic Deposits: Bohemia, India, Norway Colours: Often transparent, ranging from pale green to pale blue. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO APOPHYLLITE STONE ... Read more...
Apophyllite Stone
AQUAMARINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From Latin, aqua marina, “sea water” Group: Beryl Chemical composition: Aluminium silicate and beryllium, Be3Al2Si6O18 Crystal System: Hexagonal Hardness: between 7.5 and 8 Deposits: Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, Siberia Colours: Bright blue, deep light blue, water green. View related products to the aquamarine stone ... Read more...
aquamarine stone
ARAGONITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Renamed in 1797 by Abraham Gottlob Werner after his homeland: Aragon, Spain Group: Aragonite Chemical composition: Calcium Carbonate, Ca CaCO3 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Hardness: between 3.5 and 4 Deposits: Many countries in Africa and Europe, as well as Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Colour: Colourless, white, beige, brown, red, light, deep purple. View related products to the aragonite stone ... Read more...
aragonite stone
AURALITE 23 STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its composition comprising 23 different minerals. Chemical composition: Titanite, Cacoxene, Lepidocrite, Ajoite, Hematite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Goethite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Sphalerite, Covellite, Chalcopyrite, Gialite, Epidote, Bornite, Rutile. Hardness: 7.4 Crystal System : - Deposits: Canada, the only deposit in the world. Colours: Violet, sometimes red, chevron. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO AURALITE STONE ... Read more...
Auralite 23 Stone
AVENTURINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Italian "a ventura" meaning "adventure" Group: Quartzites Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Hexagonal Hardness: 7 Deposits: Brazil, India, Russia. Colours: Light green, brown green, shimmering green brown, blue. View related products to the aventurine stone ... Read more...
aventurine stone
AZURITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Coming from the name "kuanos" by the Greeks, the root of the English word "cyan". It was not until much later in 1824 that François Sulpice Beudant, a French mineralogist and geologist, named this stone for its "azurite" colour. Group: Azurite Chemical composition: Basic Copper Carbonate, CU3(C03)2(OH)2 Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4. Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Arizona, Morocco, Mexico, Russia. Colours: Light blue, dark blue ranging to purple. View related products to the Azurite stone ... Read more...
azurite stone
AZURITE-MALACHITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Named in 1824 by the French mineralogist François Sulpice Beudant for its colour : « azurite ». As for malachite, it comes from the Latin “malachites” meaning “through” and the ancient Greek “malakhé” meaning “mallow”. Group: Azurite and Carbonate Chemical composition: Basic copper carbonate, CU3(C03)2(OH)2 Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4. Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Australia, Arizona, Brazil, Chile, Congo, United States, France, Israel, Morocco, Mexico, Rhodesia, Russia, Zaire. Colours: Light blue, midnight blue up to violet, green varying from pale to deep dark. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO AZURITE-MALACHITE ... Read more...
Azurite-Malachite Stone
BERYL STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin "beryllus", derived from the ancient Greek "beryllos", which literally means "colour of sea water". Chemical composition: Varies according to the stone. The beryl family includes 6 stones: Aquamarine, Bixbite, Emerald, Goshenite, Heliodore and Morganite. Hardness: Between 7.5 and 8. Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, United States, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, Zambia. Colours: Blue, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Transparent, Green VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO BERYL STONE ... Read more...
Beryl Stone
Characteristics of Bismuth Origin of the name: From the German word “Wismut or Wismuth”, which also originates from the Arabic words “Bi ismid or bi ithmid”. Chemical composition: Bismuth, Bi. Hardness: 2.5 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Bolivia, China. Colours: Blue, Grey, Yellow, Brown, Orange, Pink, Red, Green, and Purple. View products related to bismuth ... Read more...
bismuth-rough-stone
Black Obsidian Characteristics Origin of the name: Derived from the name of the person who discovered it in Ancient Rome: Obsidius Chemical composition: Stone of volcanic origin based on silica Hardness: Between 5 and 5.5 Deposits: Armenia, the United States, Japan, Iceland, Mexico, and Peru Colour: Black. View products related to black obsidian ... Read more...
pierre obsidienne noire
BLACK TOURMALINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Sinhalese ‘Turamali’ meaning ‘stone of different colours’ Group: Silicate Chemical composition: Complex silicate of magnesium, alkali and aluminium borosilicates with iron (Na, Li, Ca) (Mn, Mg, Fe, Al, Ti, Cr)9 OH, F – 4/ – BO – 3/Si6O18) Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: Between 7 and 7.5. Deposits: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, the United States, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand. Colour: Black View related products to the black tourmaline stone ... Read more...
black tourmaline stone
BLENDE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Comes from the Greek sphaleros meaning "treacherous", due to the possibility of confusing it with galena. It is also known as "sphalerite". Chemical composition: Zinc sulphide, ZnS Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4 Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Spain, Mexico CColors: Colorless, Yellow, Orange, Black, Green VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO BLENDE STONE ... Read more...
Blende Stone
BLOOD JASPER STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: It was so named because, when placed in a vase filled with water under yellow sunlight, it shows blood-coloured lustres. Group: Microcrystalline quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Australia, Brazil, China, United States Colours: Dark green with red spots VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO BLOOD JASPER STONE ... Read more...
Blood Jasper Stone
BLOOD STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: It was so named because it gave out blood-coloured splinters when placed in a vase filled with water under the sunlight. Group: Microcrystalline Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Australia, Brazil, China, United States Colours: Dark green with red spots, shades of yellow. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO BLOOD STONE ... Read more...
Blood Stone
Blue Apatite Characteristics Origin of the name: It takes its name from the Greek word meaning “to deceive”. Chemical composition: Basic fluoro-chloro-phosphate of calcium, Ca5(PO4)3(F,CL,OH) Hardness: 5 Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: Burma, Brazil, India, Madagascar, the United States. Colour: Blue. View products related to blue apatite ... Read more...
pierre apatite bleue
Blue Calcite Characteristics Origin of the name: Derived from the Greek and Latin words “khalx” and “calcis”, meaning “lime”. Mineral group: Calcite Chemical composition: Calcium carbonate, CaCO3. Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 3 Deposits: Many of the stone’s varieties, especially the marbled ones, can be found all around the world. Colour: Blue View products related to blue calcite ... Read more...
pierre calcite bleue
Blue Chalcedony Characteristics Origin of the name: Named after the ancient city of Khalkedon, on the Bosphorus, in Turkey. Mineral group: Microcrystalline quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO². Hardness: from 6.5 to 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Brazil, India, Madagascar, and Uruguay. Colours: Blue, bluish milky grey. View products related to Blue Chalcedony ... Read more...
pierre calcédoine bleue
Blue Sapphire Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Greek “sappheiros” and the Latin “sapphirus” meaning “blue”. Group: Corundum Chemical composition: Aluminium oxide, Al2O3 Hardness: 9 Crystal system: Rhombohedral Deposits: Australia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand. Colour: Blue View products related to blue sapphire ... Read more...
pierre saphir bleu
BRONZITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek "enstates" meaning "opponent", known as "enstatite" Chemical composition: Magnesium silicate, Mg2Si2O6 Hardness: 5.5. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Locations: South Africa, Burma, Madagascar, Sri Lanka. Colours: Ranging from yellow to brown VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO BRONZITE STONE ... Read more...
Bronzite Stone
Bull’s Eye Characteristics Group: Quartzite Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO2 Crystal system: Rhombohedral Hardness: 7 Deposits: Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, China, India, Namibia, South Africa, and the United States. Colours: Brown, red. View products related to bull’s eye ... Read more...
pierre oeil de boeuf
BULL’S EYE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Quartzite Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 7 Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, China, the United States, India, Namibia Colour: Brown, red. View related products to the bull's eye stone ... Read more...
bull's eye stone
CALCITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘khalx’ and the Latin ‘calcis’ meaning lime. Chemical composition: Calcium Carbonate, CACO³ Hardness: 3 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposit(s): Wide-spread throughout the world, with many varieties, it is primarily found in marble. Colours: It is available in all colours View related products to the calcite stone ... Read more...
calcite stone
CARNELIAN STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Colour of flesh and cornels Group: Quartz microcrystalline, agates family Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombehedral Hardness: between 6.5 and 7 Deposits: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Uruguay. Colours: Light pink, orange, vermilion red, brown red. View related products to the carnelian stone ... Read more...
carnelian stone
CAT’S EYE CHRYSOBERYL STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « berullos » (beryl) » and « khrusos » (gold) meaning "Golden beryl" Chemical composition: Beryllium aluminate, BeAl2O4. Hardness: 8.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Burma, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Rhodesia, Sri Lanka. Colours: Golden Yellow, Yellow, Yellow-green, Brown-green. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CAT’S EYE CHRYSOBERYL STONE ... Read more...
Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl Stone
CAVANSITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Resulting from its chemical composition: calcium, vanadium and silicon. Chemical composition: Hydrosilicate of calcium and vanadium, Ca (VO)Si4O10.4(H2O). Hardness: Between 3 and 4 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan Colours: Turquoise blue VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CAVANSITE STONE ... Read more...
Cavansite Stone
Celestial Eye Obsidian Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Ancient Roman figure Obsidius Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO2, MgO, Fe3O4 Hardness: Between 5 and 5.5 Deposits: Armenia, Japan, Iceland, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Colours: Brown, Gold, Grey, and Black. View products related to celestial eye obsidian ... Read more...
pierre obsidienne oeil céleste
CELESTINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin "coelestis" and the Latin "caelestis" meaning sky or heaven. Celestine is also termed the "Stone of Angels." Chemical composition: Strontium sulphate, SrSO4. Sometimes contains barium Hardness: Between 3 and 3.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposit(s): Germany, Brazil, Spain, Madagascar, United Kingdom. Colours: Blue, Colorless, Purple. View related products to the Celestine stone ... Read more...
celestine stone
CHALCEDONY STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the ancient city of Khalkedon on the Bosphorus Strait (Turkey) Group: Quartz microcristallins Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Uruguay. Colours: Blue, milky bluish-grey, pale mauve View related products to the chalcedony stone ... Read more...
chalcedony stone
CHALCOPYRITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek word “Chalco” which describes pyrite and copper. Chemical composition: Copper iron sulphide, CuFeS2. Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4 Crystal System: Quadratic, small crystals in compact aggregates. Deposits: South Africa, Spain, USA. Colours: Golden-yellow metallic lustre, may be tinged with orange, with multicolored iridescence on the surface. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CHALCOPYRITE STONE ... Read more...
Chalcopyrite Stone
Charoite Stone Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Chara River in Siberia. Group: Silicates Chemical composition: Complex hydrosilicate of potassium, calcium, sodium, barium and strontium. Crystal System: Monoclinic Hardness: between 5 and 6 Deposits: Very rare, primarily in Siberia. Colour: From purple violet to white, passing by dark purple. View related products to the charoite stone ... Read more...
charoite stone
CHRYSANTHEMUM STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the flower Chrysanthemum Chemical composition: Silica, calcite, clay, porphyry, limestone and chiastolite. Hardness: Unknown. Crystal System: Unknown. Deposit(s): South Africa, Brazil, China, the United States, India, Japan, Madagascar, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland. Colours: White, black, red, brown, yellow, green, gray. View related products to the chrysanthemum stone ... Read more...
chrysanthenum stone
CHRYSOCOLLA STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek "chrysos" meaning "gold," and "kola" meaning "glue" Chemical composition: Copper Hydrosilicate, CuSiO3 2H2O Crystal System: No crystals (amorphous botrytoid aggregates) Hardness: between 2 and 4 Deposit(s): Arizona, Chile, Nevada, Peru, Russia and Zaire Colours: Turquoise blue, green View related products to the chrysocolla stone ... Read more...
chrysocolla stone
CHRYSOLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Also called Peridot or Olivine, its name comes from the Latin “chrysolithus” itself borrowed from the Greek. The name is composed of chryso (gold) and lythe (rock). Chemical composition: Ferrous magnesium silicate, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Burma, Brazil, United States, Zerbiget Island (Red Sea), Norway, Zaire. Colours: Ranging from yellow green to brownish green VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CHRYSOLITE STONE ... Read more...
Chrysolite Stone
CHRYSOPRASE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Chrysoprase means 'golden leek' in Greek antiquity Group: Microcrystalline quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombehedral Hardness: between 6.5 and 7 Deposit(s): South Africa, Australia, the United States, India, Madagascar, Russia. Colours: Apple green, light green and vibrant green View related products to the chrysoprase stone ... Read more...
chrysoprase stone
CINNABAR STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Persian word meaning "dragon’s blood". Chemical composition: Mercury sulphide, HgS. Hardness: Between 2 and 2.5 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Spain, United States, China, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Russia. Colours: Varying from vermilion red to carmine. Can be found, very rarely, in bluish colour. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CINNABAR STONE ... Read more...
Cinnabar Stone
CITRINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: It’s lemon colour Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Uruguay Colours: Yellow, ranging from light yellow, golden yellow, to brown orange. View related products to the citrine stone ... Read more...
citrine stone
Conglomerate Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Latin “Conglomeratus”, representing a compact mass of different mineral substances Group: Conglomerate Chemical composition: Various minerals Crystal System: - Hardness: - Deposits: Very numerous throughout the world Colours: Very wide range of colours View products related to conglomerate ... Read more...
pierre conglomérat
COPPER STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘Cupreum’ and the Greek ‘Kupros’, derived from the island of Cyprus. The island owes its name to its many cypress trees. Group: Copper Chemical composition: Copper, Cu. Crystal System: Cubic, deformed or truncated crystals Often in wires, slabs and compact masses. Hardness: between 2.5 and 3 Deposits: Russia, the United States Colour: from orange-yellow to orange-red and with metallic flakes. View related products to the copper stone ... Read more...
copper stone
CHARACTERISTICS OF CORAL STONE Chemical composition: Calcium carbonate, CaCO3, with magnesia and organic substances. Hardness: Between 3 and 4. System: Precious organic substance Deposits: Malaysian archipelago, Canary Islands, Red Sea, Northern Australia, the Mediterranean, Japan, Bay of Biscay. Colours: Ranging from red, to pink, to white. Can be found with some grey and purple. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CORAL STONE ... Read more...
Coral Stone
CORDIERITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the mineralogist Louis Cordier. Also called “iolite” from the Greek “ios” meaning “purple” Home group: Silicates Chemical composition: Magnesium aluminium silicate (Mg, Fe) 2Al4Si5O18. Hardness: Between 7 and 7.5 Crystal system: Orthorhombic Deposits: Burma, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka. Colours: Blue, mauve, pronounced purple, beige-brown dichroism. DISCOVER THE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH CORDIERITE STONE ... Read more...
Cordierite Stone
Corundum Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Sanskrit word “Corind” Group: Corundum Chemical composition: Aluminium oxide, Al2O3 Hardness: 9 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Australia, Burma, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Colours: Pale blue, midnight blue, with possible purplish shades, yellow, orange or colourless, red, “pigeon’s blood” red, magenta, and more rarely black, violet, green, and pink. View products related to corundum ... Read more...
pierre corindon
CYANITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “kyanos” meaning its colour: cyan (blue) Chemical composition: Aluminium silicate Al2SiO5. Hardness: Between 6 and 7 along the perpendicular axis and 4.5 along the longitudinal axis. Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Austria, Burma, Brazil, United States, Kenya, Switzerland. Colours: Sky blue, ultramarine blue, pale green and pale blue VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO CYANITE STONE ... Read more...
Cyanite Stone
DESERT ROSE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “selenitis” meaning moon stone, as it has a moon-like glow Group: Evaporite, white fibrous gypsum Chemical composition: Calcium hydrosulphate, CaSO42H2O Hardness: 2 Crystal System: Cross star-shaped Deposits: Mainly in deserts Colours: White, beige, pink VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO DESERT ROSE STONE ... Read more...
Desert rose stone
DIAMOND STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin 'diamas', '-antis' and 'adimas', which form the adjective adamantin, the ancient name of adamant diamond Group: Diamond Chemical composition: Pure carbon, C. Crystal System: Cubic Hardness: 10 Deposits: South Africa, Angola, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Congo, Russia. Colour: Light green, brown green, sparkling green brown, blue. View related products to the diamond stone ... Read more...
diamond stone
DIOPSIDE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek name « Di » (a Greek god) meaning two and « opsis » meaning face, aspect or view, literally « two faces » or « two aspects » Chemical composition: Hydroxolated aluminum oxide, AlOOH. Hardness: Between 6 and 7. Crystal System: Orthorhombic. Deposits: Austria, Burma, Finland, India, Italy, Madagascar, South Africa. Colours: Light green to navy green. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO DIOPSIDE ... Read more...
Diopside Stone
DIOPTASE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek dia meaning ‘through’ and optos meaning ‘visible,’ Group: Dioptase Chemical composition: Copper Hydrosilicate, Cu6Si6O18· 6H2O Hardness: 5 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Chile, the United States, Russia, South West Africa, Zaire. Colour: from emerald green to blue-green. View related products ... Read more...
dioptase stone
DOLOMITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the dominant mineral species: ‘dolomite.’ Chemical composition: Bicarbonate of calcium and manganese. Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4.5. Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: Germany, Brazil, Spain, Madagascar, United Kingdom. Colour: Beige, Colourless, Chestnut brown. Ranging from polished beige to chestnut brown. View related products to the dolomite stone ... Read more...
dolomite stone
DUMORTIERITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the French paleontologist Eugène Dumortier. Chemical composition: Aluminum borosilicate, Al7BO3(SiO4)3O3. Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: South Africa, Brazil, Canada, United States, France, Madagascar, Poland, Sri Lanka. Colours: Blue, navy blue, purple. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO DUMORTIERITE STONE ... Read more...
pierrre dumortierite
ECLOGITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « eklogê », signifiant Eskola, meaning Eskola, the definition of which is metamorphic facies on rocks from basic protoliths. Chemical composition: Variable proportions of almandine (Fe3Al2Si3O12), pyrope (Mg3Al2Si3O12) and grossular (Ca3Al2Si3O12). Hardness: Between 5 and 6 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Italian Alps (Dora Maira), Japan, Himalayas in Pakistan, India, China. Colours: Light green, dark green, light red, dark red. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO ECLOGITE STONE ... Read more...
Eclogite Stone
EMERALD STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘smaragdus’ and the Persian ‘zamarat’ meaning ‘heart of stone.’ Group: Beryl variety Chemical composition: Aluminium silicate and beryllium, Be3Al2Si6O18. Hardness: Between 7.5 and 8 Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, the United States, Zambia. Colour: Green blue, pure, light and dark green. View related products to the emerald stone ... Read more...
emerald stone
ENSTATITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek "enstates" meaning "opponent Chemical composition: Magnesium silicate, Mg2Si2O6 Hardness: 5.5. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: South Africa, Burma, Madagascar, Sri Lanka. Colours: Ranging from yellow to brown VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO ENSTATITE STONE ... Read more...
Enstatite Stone
EPIDOTE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “episodis” meaning increase or addition Chemical composition: Calcium aluminium iron silicate, Ca2(AlFe)3Si3O12(OH). Hardness: Between 6 and 7. Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Austria, United States, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway. Colours: Ranging from green to greenish yellow, may contain red and yellow. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO EPIDOTE STONE ... Read more...
Epidote Stone
EYE OF SAINT LUCIA STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the scientific name ‘rough turbo’, also called Venus's eye, Virgin’s eye or Shiva’s Eye. Location: Corsica and countries around the Mediterranean. Colours: White, Orange, Red, Brown, Purple. View related products ... Read more...
pierre-oeil-de-sainte-lucie
Feldspar Characteristics Origin of the name: Derived from the German names “feld” and “spath” meaning respectively “field” and “fragile stone”. Group: Feldspar Chemical composition: Depends on the stone Hardness: Depends on the stone Crystal System: Depends on the stone Deposits: Almost everywhere in the world depending on the stone Colours: All colours of the spectrum View products related to feldspar ... Read more...
pierre feldspath
FIRE OPAL STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From Sanskrit “Upala” meaning “precious stone”. From the Latin “Opalus” and the Greek “Opallios”, meaning “to see a change of colour”. Chemical composition: Hydrous silicon dioxide, SiO2.nH2O. Hardness: Between 5.5 and 6.5 Crystal System: Amorphous (Clustered aggregates) Deposits: Australia, Brazil, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Peru. Colours: Yellow, orange, red. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO FIRE OPAL STONE ... Read more...
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FLINT STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Coming from the English “silicium” coined by Humphry Davy in 1808 on the basis of the Latin “silex”, “silicis” as flint is a variety of quartz. Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Sedimentary rock composed of silica, SiO2. Hardness: between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: A great number around the world. Colours: Yellow, brown, black. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO FLINT STONE ... Read more...
Flint Stone
Fluorine Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Latin “fluere” meaning “flow” or “flowing”, due to its very low melting point Chemical composition: Calcium fluoride, CaF2 Hardness: 4 Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Very numerous throughout the world. In Europe: Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Colours: All colours of the spectrum View products related to fluorine ... Read more...
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FLUORITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘fluere’ meaning ‘flow’ or ‘flux’ due to its very low melting point. Chemical composition: Calcium fluoride, CaF2. Hardness: 4 Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Widespread around the world. In Europe: France, Germany, United Kingdom. Colour: All colours of the spectrum. View related products to the fluorite stone ... Read more...
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FUCHSITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the name of the German chemist and mineralogist Johann Nepomukvon Fuchs. Group: Micas Chemical composition: Lithium aluminum fluorinated aluminosilicate, K(Li1Al3) (SiAl)4O10(OH1F2). Hardness: Between 2 and 2.5 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Brazil, Canada, United States, India, Madagascar, Norway, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. Colours: From light to dark green VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO FUCHSITE STONE ... Read more...
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Gabbro Characteristics Origin of name: From the Latin “glaber” meaning “hairless, bare, infertile land” Group: Gabbro Chemical composition: Plutonite with low silicic acid content Hardness: 6 to 6.5 Crystal System: Triclinic, monoclinic Deposits: Scotland, United States, France, and Galicia. Colours: Black, green View products related to gabbro ... Read more...
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GALENA STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origine du nom : Issu du grec galene et du latin galena pour désigner un minerai de chevrotineOrigin of the name: Derived from the Greek “galena” and the Latin “galena” to designate a buckshot ore. Chemical composition: Lead sulphide, PbS. Hardness: Between 2.5 and 3. Crystal System: Cubic, free crystals and granular or compact aggregates. Deposits: Lead mines located in Caranthia, USA, Morocco, Czechoslovakia, Zambia. Colours: Light grey, anthracite grey, black, and metallic lustre. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO GALENA STONE ... Read more...
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GARNET STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the Latin ‘malum granatum’ meaning ‘grainy Apple, pomegranate’ for its colour and from the Latin ‘granum’ meaning ‘grain, seed’ for its shape. Group: Garnet Chemical composition: Aluminium silicate and iron, Fe3Al2Si3O12 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7.5. Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Austria, Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Czechoslovakia. Colours: Red, Brown, sometimes purplish. View related products to the garnet stone ... Read more...
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Gold Nugget Characteristics Origin of the name: from the Latin Aurum which means “shinning dawn” Chemical composition: Gold is a chemical element with atomic number 79 and the symbol “Au” Hardness: between 2.5 and 3 Crystal system: isometric and face-centered cubic Deposits: Australia, China, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Peru, Canada, and the USA Colours: Golden yellow to light yellow, metallic lustre. See other products associated with gold nugget ... Read more...
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GRAPHITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « graphein » meaning « to write » Chemical composition: Like that of diamond, pure carbon: C. Hardness: Between 2 and 2.5 Crystal System: Hexagonal ... Read more...
Graphite Stone
Green Aventurine Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Italian word “Aventura”, meaning “adventure”. Mineral group: Quartzites Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Crystal system: Rhombic Hardness: 7 Deposits: Brazil, India, Russia. Colour: Green View products related to green aventurine ... Read more...
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HALITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek hals and lithos, meaning respectively salt and stone. Chemical composition: Sodium chloride, NaCI. Hardness: 2.5 Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Austria, Canada, United States, France, Poland, Italy, India, Pakistan. Colours: Colorless, gray, yellowish to reddish, brownish, black, blue, purple. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO HALITE STONE ... Read more...
Halite Stone
HAWK’S EYE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Quartzite Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 7 Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, the United States, India. Colour: Blue-grey, blue-green grey View related products to the hawk's eye stone ... Read more...
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HELIODORE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “helios” meaning “sun” Group: Beryls Chemical composition: Aluminium beryllium silicate, Be3Al2Si6O18. Hardness: Between 7.5 and 8 Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: South Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Ural, Pakistan Colours: Golden, Yellow, pale green. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO HELIODORE STONE ... Read more...
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HELIOLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the ancient Greek “helios”, name given by the mineralogist Jean-Claude Delamétherie for its sparkling effect evoking the reflections of the sun. Group: Feldspaths Chemical composition: Sodium calcium aluminosilicate, Na(AlSi3O3) Ca(Al2Si2O8). Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5. Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Canada, United States, India, Norway, Russia. Colours: Brown, orange, red and hematite and goethite flakes. SEE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH HELIOLITE STONE ... Read more...
Heliolite Stone
CHARACTERISTICS OF HELIOTROPE STONE Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘helios’ and ‘trepeinï’ meaning ‘sun’ and ‘turn’ Group: Quartz microcristallins Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Australia, Brazil, China, the United States Colour: Dark green with red dots View related products to the heliotrope stone ... Read more...
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HEMATITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Corindon-hematite Chemical composition: iron sesquioxide, Fe2O3 Hardness: Between 5.5 and 6.5 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: England, Germany, Brazil, Spain, the United States, France, Elba Island, Italy, Norway Colour: Grey and black with a metallic lustre View related products to the hematite stone ... Read more...
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HAEMIMORPHITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “hemi” and “morphê”. “Hemi” meaning half and “morphê” meaning shape. Group: Silicates CChemical composition: Sorosilicates, Zn4Si2O7(OH)2.H2O. Hardness: Between 4.5 and 5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Belgium, Canada, China, France, Mexico, Tunisia. Colours: Colorless, white, blue, greenish, grey, yellowish, brown, green, yellow, brownish, bluish. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO HEMIMORPHITE STONE ... Read more...
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HESSONITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the Latin term “Granatus” meaning “grain”. Group: Garnet Chemical composition: Calcium aluminium silicate. Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7.5. Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Austria, Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Czechoslovakia. Colours: Orange brown, dark orange. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO HESSONITE STONE ... Read more...
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HOWLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Calcite Chemical composition: magnesium carbonate, MgCO3 Hardness: 4 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Germany, Austria, Brazil, Canada, the United States, France, Italy Colour: Colourless, shades varying between light yellow, white and light green View related products to the howlite stone ... Read more...
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HYACINTH ZIRCON STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Arabic "zargoun" meaning "vermilion" Chemical composition: Zirconium silicate, Zr(SiO4). Hardness: between 6.5 and 7.5 Crystal System: Quadratic Deposit(s): Australia, Burma, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Madagascar, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam. Colour(s): All colours of the spectrum. The main ones encountered are brown-red and green-brown. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO HYACINTH ZIRCON STONE ... Read more...
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HYPERSTHENE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the ancient Greek “hyper” meaning “over”. Chemical composition: Iron and magnesium silicate, (Fe,Mg)2 (SiO6). Hardness: Between 5 and 6 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, United States, France, Greenland, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden. Colours: Ranging from green-yellow-grey to brown-black with copper highlights. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO HYPERSTHENE STONE ... Read more...
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IOLITE (OR CORDIERITE) STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Named by Louis Cordier, French mineralist. Iolite denotes purple (from the Greek ‘ios’) and dichroite for its considerable dichroism Group: Silicate Chemical composition: Magnesium and aluminium silicate (Mg, Fe)2Al4Si5O18. Hardness: Between 7 and 7.5. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Myanmar, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka. Colour: Blue, purple, intense purple, beige-brown dichroism. View related products to the iolite stone ... Read more...
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JADE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Augites Chemical composition: double silicate of aluminium and sodium, Na A1 (SiO6) Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Myanmar, Canada, China, the United States, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia. Colour: Green, Brown-beige, Brown-blue, Brown-red, blackish, sometimes purple or pink. View related products to the jade stone ... Read more...
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JASPER STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘iaspis’ and ‘jaspidem’ meaning ‘spotted or speckled stone’ Group: Quartz microcristallins Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Germany, Brazil, the United States, France, India, Madagascar, the Urals, Russia. Colour: All colours of the spectrum. Jasper can include: geometric shapes, speckles, spots, cloud effects, and stripes. View related products to the jasper stone ... Read more...
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JET STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Etymologically from the city Gagae and the Turkish river Gages. Group: Lignite Chemical composition: Fossil charcoal. Crystal System: N/A Hardness: between 2 and 2.5 Deposits: England, Spain, France, the United States Colour: Intense black, and shiny by polishing. View related products to the jet stone ... Read more...
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KUNZITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the mineralogist who discovered it, Frédéric Kunz. Group: Spodic Chemical composition: Lithium aluminum silicate, LiAl(SiO3)2 Hardness: Between 6 and 7 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Afghanistan, Burma, Brazil, Madgascar, Pakistan, U.S.A Colours: Ranging from pale pink to purplish pink. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO KUNZITE STONE ... Read more...
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KYANITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “kyanos” meaning cyan, or Kyanite Chemical composition: Aluminium silicate Al2SiO5. Hardness: Between 6 and 7 in the perpendicular axis and 4.5 in the longitudinal axis. Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Austria, Burma, Brazil, Kenya, Switzerland, USA. Colours: Light blue, dark blue, and some traces of green. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO KYANITE ... Read more...
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LABRADORITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Labrador, Canada, the location of its discovery Group: Feldspar Chemical composition: Sodium and calcium aluminosilicate, Na (AlSiO8) Ca (Al2Si2O2). Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5. Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Australia, Canada, the United States, France, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine. Colour: Blue, green and grey. Often gray with blue mirror effects. View related products to the labradorite stone ... Read more...
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LANDSCAPE JASPER STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “iaspis” and “jaspidem”, meaning “speckled stone”. Group: Microcrystalline Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Germany, Brazil, France, India, Madagascar, the Urals, Russia, U.S.A. Colours: Beige, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Speckled with black. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO LANDSCAPE JASPER STONE ... Read more...
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LAPIS LAZULI STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘lapis’ and the Arabic ‘azul’ meaning blue stone Chemical composition: Aluminium and sodium silicate (Na, Ca)8, (Al6Si6O24), SO2. Hardness: Between 5 and 6. Crystal system: cubic Deposits: Afghanistan, the United States, Canada, Chile, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia. Colour: Indigo blue, ultramarine blue. Lapis lazuli may be speckled with gold (pyrite) or white (calcite) View related products to the lapis lazuli stone ... Read more...
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LARIMAR STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Combination of the female names Larissa and Mar (sea in Spanish) Group: Pectolite Chemical composition: NaCa2 (OH/Si3O8). Crystal System: Triclinic Hardness: Between 4.5 and 7. Deposits: Saint-Domingue, Italy. Colour: Sky blue with white veins. View related products to the larimar stone ... Read more...
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LARVIKITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Larvik, Norway, where the primary deposit is located Group: Feldspar Chemical composition: Sodium and calcium aluminosilicate, Na (AlSiO8) Ca (Al2Si2O2). Hardness: 6 Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Canada, the United States, France, Mexico, Norway, Russia and Ukraine. Colour: Blue, green and very dark grey. Often gray with blue mirror effects. View related products to the larvikite stone ... Read more...
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LAVA STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its formation when the volcanic magma cools when it comes out on the earth’s surface Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide Hardness: Between 5 and 5.5 Crystal System: Amorphous Deposits: Wherever there are volcanoes Colours: Brown, grey, black VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO LAVA STONE ... Read more...
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LEPIDOLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “lepidos” meaning “scale”. Group: Micas Chemical composition: Lithium aluminium fluorinated aluminosilicate, K(Li1Al3) (SiAl)4O10(OH1F2). Hardness: Between 2 and 2.5 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Brazil, Canada, United States, India, Madagascar, Norway, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. Colours: From pink-grey to purplish VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO LEPIDOLITE ... Read more...
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Lingam Characteristics Origin of the name: Derived from the ancient English “slinkan” and meaning “phallus” in Sanskit. Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide with iron and magnesium, SiO2MgSiO4 Hardness: 7 Group: Lingam Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Would be naturally formed in the sacred creek beds of Tibet and India Colours: Grey, brown View products related to lingam ... Read more...
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MAGNESITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Named after its high magnesium composition, and its place of discovery, ‘Magnesia’ in Greece. Group: Calcite Chemical composition: Magnesium carbonate, MgCO3. Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 4 Deposits: Austria, Brazil, France, Italy. Colour: Colourless, with cream and green shades. View related products to the magnesite stone ... Read more...
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MAGNETITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From Mount Magnetos in Greece where many of these stones are found, “Magnès” meaning “magnet”: magnet stone. Chemical composition: Iron oxide, Fe3O4 Hardness: 5.5 Crystal System: Cubic. Free crystals or in rock (Rhombododecahedra or octahedra) Deposits: Very numerous throughout the world, particularly in iron mines: South Africa, Germany, Brazil, United States, Finland, France, Russia, and Sweden. Colours: Black, matte metallic lustre. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO MAGNETITE STONE ... Read more...
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MALACHITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘malachites’ meaning ‘through’ and the ancient Greek ‘malakhé’ meaning ‘malva’ Group: Carbonate Chemical composition: Basic copper carbonate CU2CO3 (OH)3 Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4. Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Australia, Brazil, Chile, the Congo, the United States, France, Israel, Rhodesia, Russia, Zaire. Colour: Light to very dark green. View related products to the malachite stone ... Read more...
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Marble Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Greek “marmaros” meaning “shining stone” Chemical composition: Marble is mainly composed of calcite and sometimes dolomite, tremolite, diopside, serpentine and epidote. Hardness: 3 to 4 Crystal System: Metamorphic Deposits: A lot of countries, among the best known: Belgium, France, Italy, and Portugal Colours: White, grey, brown, yellow… View products related to marble ... Read more...
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Marcasite Characteristics Origin of the name: From the name “marqachita” in ancient Arabic, later derived from “marchasita” (medieval Latin) meaning (at the time) all the pyrite minerals. Group: Sulphur Chemical composition: Iron Sulphide, FeS2 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Hardness: 6 to 6.5 Deposits: Spain, Italy, Peru and many others Colours: Yellow brass with metal specks View products related to marcasite ... Read more...
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METEORITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Meteorites carry the name of the place where they fell and/or were procured. It is commonplace to see a name of territory or geographic entity. If several meteorites are located in the same place: the name is generally followed by a number or a letter. Chemical composition: Meteorites (iron) are made of an alloy formed, on average, with 90% iron and 10% other chemical elements such as iridium, chromium, nickel and gallium. Hardness: greater than 7 Crystal system: Cubic, tetrahedral Deposits: Sky Colours: Gray, Brown, Black VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO METEORITE STONE ... Read more...
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Mica Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Latin word “micare” meaning “shine, sparkle” or second hypothesis, from the Latin word “mica” itself which means “crumb”. Chemical composition: Fluorinated aluminosilicate of aluminium and lithium, potassium or magnesium Hardness: 2 to 2.5 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Brazil, Canada, United States, India, Madagascar, Norway, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Colours: White, brown, colourless, yellow, pearly, pink, red, and violet. View products related to mica ... Read more...
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MILKY QUARTZ STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the ancient Greek « Krystallos » and « Kryos », meaning respectively « ice » and « frost ». Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: A great number throughout the world. Colours: It is a non-translucent rock crystal, which can be cloudy and asteriated like pink quartz. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO MILKY QUARTZ STONE ... Read more...
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MOKAÏTE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the aboriginal language “mookaïte” meaning “white water” Group: Microcrystalline Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Numerous throughout the world Colours: Yellow, Red, Black, Brown VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO MOKAÏTE STONE ... Read more...
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MOLDAVITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the river Vltava, which is called Moldau in German, the region where it was found, i.e. Moldavite. Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide (≤80% + impurities of K, Ca, Mg, Al, Na, Fe, Ti…). Hardness: Between 5.5 and 7 Crystal System: Amorphous Deposits: On the borders of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria, within a 400-kilometer radius. Colours: Ranging from light green to green-brown VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO MOLDAVITE STONE ... Read more...
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MOONSTONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the ‘kanta’ meaning ‘loved’ and ‘sanskrit chandra’ meaning ‘moon.’ The origin comes from the phrase ‘loved by the moon’ Group: Feldspar Chemical composition: Double aluminium and potassium silicate, KAlSi38O8 Crystal System: Monoclinic Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5. Deposits: Australia, Burma, Brazil, USA, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania. Colours: Colourless, White, bluish, or yellow reflections. View related products to the moonstone ... Read more...
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MORGANITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Named after American banker John Pierpont Morgan, a tribute from his famous gemologist friend George Frederick Kunz. Group: Beryl variety Chemical composition: Aluminium and beryllium silicate, Al2Be (Si6O18). Crystal System: Hexagonal Hardness: between 7.5 and 8 Deposits: Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rhodesia, U.S.A. Colour: Light pink to vibrant pink, purple, deep red. View related products to the morganite stone ... Read more...
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MOSS AGATE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Akhates River in Sicily Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral, geodetic form, frequently associated with quartz crystals. Deposits: Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Mexico, Uruguay, U.S.A. Colours: Practically every colour is present in agate. Patterns: Parallel lines, polyhedral geometric figures, orbital effects, concentric convolutions, dendritic mosses. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO MOSS AGATE STONE ... Read more...
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NACRE STONE’S CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Its etymology comes from the Arabic word “naqqarah”, derived from the word “nacre” Chemical composition: Calcium carbonate and organic compounds, CaCO3. Crystal System: Bivalve Molluscs Hardness: Between 3.5 and 4 Deposits: Akoya, Australia, Tahiti, Mabé, Keshi, in freshwater Colours: Silvery-white, Cream, Pale bluish grey, Purplish grey to black, Light pink. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO NACRE STONE ... Read more...
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NATIVE GOLD STONE’S CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin “Aurum” meaning “gold”. Chemical composition: Chemical element with atomic number 79, Gold, Au. Hardness: Between 2.5 and 3 Crystal System: Isometric, cubic, compact centered face. Deposits: Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, USA, Peru, Russia. Colours: Metallic lustre, from golden yellow to light yellow. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO NATIVE GOLD STONE ... Read more...
Native Gold Stone
NATIVE SULPHUR STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its element bearing the atomic number 16 Chemical composition: Pure sulphur, S. Hardness: Between 1.5 and 2. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: United States, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and near volcanic environments Colours: Yellow, often bright to greenish-brown VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SULPHUR STONE ... Read more...
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NEPHRITE STONE’S CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “nephros” meaning “kidneys” Chemical composition: Sodium aluminium double silicate, Na A1 (SiO6) Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Burma, Canada, China, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, U.S.A. Colours: Varying from white to dark green, brown, grey-blue, black and orange. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO NEPHRITE STONE ... Read more...
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OBSIDIAN STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Discovered by an explorer from ancient Rome: Obsidius Chemical composition: Silica-rich volcanic glass Hardness: Between 5 and 5.5. Deposits: Armenia, the United States, Japan, Iceland, Mexico, Peru. Colours: Mahogany Brown, grey, black View related products to the obsidian stone ... Read more...
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OLIVINE STONE’S CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its olive green colour and named by the mineralogist and geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner Chemical composition: Ferrous magnesium silicate, (Mg, Fe)2SiO4. Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Burma, Brazil, United States, Zerbiget Island (Red Sea), Norway, Zaire. Colours: Varying from yellow green to brownish green VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO OLIVINE STONE ... Read more...
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ONYX STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From Greek "Onyx" meaning "nail or claw" Group: Quartzites Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7. Deposits: Brazil, the United States, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Uruguay. Colours: Black with black and white bands. View related products to the onyx stone ... Read more...
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OPAL STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Sanskrit ‘Upala’ meaning gemstone. From the Latin Opaluset and the Greek Opallios, meaning ‘of changing colour’ Chemical composition: Hydrous silicon dioxide, SiO2, nH2O. Crystal System: Amorphous (cluster aggregates) Hardness: Between 5.5 and 6.5. Deposits: Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the United States Colour: Milky white with grey shades that can be colourful (yellow, pink, green, purple). View related products to the opal stone ... Read more...
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Caractéristiques de la pierre orgonite Origine du nom : Issu du nom orgone, attribué par Wilhelm Reich, signifiant l'énergie vitale omniprésente Composition chimique : Matière organique (à base de carbone, matière métallique (or, aluminium, laiton, cuivre, etc.), cristal de roche Dureté : 7 Système cristallin : Rhomboédrique Gisement(s) : Partout dans le monde Couleur(s) : Toutes les couleurs Voir les produits associés à la pierre orgonite ... Read more...
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PEARL STONE’S CHARACTERISTICS Chemical composition: Calcium carbonate and organic compounds Hardness: 3 Crystal System: Microcrystalline. Pearls are produced by bivalve molluscs (naturally or cultivated). Deposits: Akoya, Australia, Tahiti, Mabé, Keshi, in fresh water. Colours: Silver, White, Blue, Champagne, Cream, Yellow, Brown, Black, Peach, Pink, Green. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO PEARL STONE ... Read more...
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PERIDOT STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘Chrysolite’ meaning yellow stone or used in reference to olivines. Group: Olivine Chemical composition: Ferrous magnesium silicate (Mg, Fe)2SiO4. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Hardness: between 6.5 and 7 Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, Island of Zabargad (Red Sea), Norway, Zaire, the United States. Colour: from yellow green to brownish green. View related products to the peridot stone ... Read more...
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PETRIFIED WOOD STONE CHARACTERISTICS (PETRIFIED/SILICIFIED) Origin of the name: From the Latin root petro meaning ‘rock’ or ‘stone’; literally ‘wood turned into stone’. Group: Quartz microcristallins Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² This wood is filled with jasper, chalcedony and opal. It is around 200 million years old. Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: between 5.5 and 7 Deposits: Argentina, Egypt, the United States Colour: Chestnut, brown, beige, pink, violet and purple. View related products to the petrified wood stone ... Read more...
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CHARACTERISTICS OF PIETERSITE Origin of the name: named after the man who discovered it, Sidney Pieters. Chemical composition: Complex silicate, SiO2. Hardness: 7 Crystal system: Rhombohedral. Deposits: South Africa, China, Namibia. Colours: Blue, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Chestnut brown. View products related to pietersite ... Read more...
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PINK TOURMALINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: The name of pink tourmaline or commonly, rubellite, comes from the Latin ‘rubellus’ meaning ‘reddish’. Group: Tourmaline Chemical composition: Complex silicate of aluminium borosilicates with iron, magnesium and alkali, (Na, Li, Ca) (Mn, Mg, Fe, Al, Ti, Cr)9 OH, F – 4/ – BO – 3/Si6O18). Hardness: Between 7 and 7.5. Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States. Colour: Pink. View related products to the pink tourmaline stone ... Read more...
pink tourmaline stone
PORPHYRY STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the ancient Greek πορφύρα, porphýra which means purple. Chemical composition: Intrusive igneous rock composed of biotite, quartz, oligoclase, and Au. Hardness: 5 Crystal System: Cubic Deposits: Argentina, Australia, Italy, Mexico. Colors: Available in a great variety of colours, but red is the most popular. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO PORPHYRY ... Read more...
porphyry stone
PREHNITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Initially named “Chrysolite of the Cape” by Balthazar Georges Sage in 1771, it was renamed in 1813 by Abraham Gottlob Werner in tribute to Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785) who would have originally discovered it. Chemical composition: Calcium-aluminium silicate Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2 Hardness: between 6 and 6.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: South Africa, Germany, United States, France, India, Italy, Switzerland Colours: From pale green to yellow-green to brownish-yellow VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO PREHNITE STONE ... Read more...
Pierre Préhnite
PURPURITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Stemming from the Latin word « purpura » meaning purple. Group: Triphylite Chemical composition: Manganese and Iron Phosphate, Mn3+PO4 Hardness: between 4 and 4.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Brazil, United States, Namibia Colours: Purple, Violet VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO PURPURITE STONE ... Read more...
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PYRITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘pyros’ meaning fire Chemical composition: Iron disulphide, FeS2 Crystal System: Cubic Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5. Deposits: Spain, Italy, Peru Colour: Yellow to golden brown, with a metallic lustre View related products to the pyrite stone ... Read more...
pyrite stone
QUARTZ STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From ancient Greek, “krystallos”, meaning “ice”. Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Worldwide. The most beautiful specimens come from Brazil, Arkansas, Madagascar, and the Alps. Colours: Transparent, colourless. But also many other colours: Purple, yellow, pink, smoky, brown, etc… VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO QUARTZ STONE ... Read more...
Quartz stone
RED JASPER STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek “laspis” and “jaspidem”, meaning “speckled stone”. Group: Microcrystalline Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Germany, Brazil, United States, France, India, Madagascar, the Urals, Russia. Colours: Brick-red and moderate red on some parts. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO RED JASPER STONE ... Read more...
Red Jasper Stone
RHODOCHROSITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘rhodon’ meaning ‘pink’ Chemical composition: Manganese carbonate, MnCO3. Hardness: 4 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Argentina, the United States, Peru. olour: Light pink, vibrant pink, clear pink. View related products to the rhodochrosite stone ... Read more...
rhodochrosite stone
RHODONITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek ‘rhodon’ meaning ‘pink’ Group: Pyroxenoid Chemical composition: Manganese Metasilicate, MnSiO3. Crystal System: Triclinic Hardness: between 5.5 and 6.5 Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Sweden and the United States Colour: Pink with cloudy black inclusions. View related products to the rhodonite stone ... Read more...
rhodonite stone
RHYOLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « rheîn » and « lithos », literally translated «flowing stone », it takes its name from its fluid structure. Its microlites (small crystals) show this at the beginning of their development before the volcanic matter solidifies. Chemical composition: Silica-rich glassy volcanic rock composed mainly of quartz Hardness: between 5.5 and 7 Crystal System: Amorphous Deposits: Rhyolitic lava eruptions are very rare, except in the following regions of the world: Iceland, Harz, Saxony, Esterel or the Vosges Colours: A wide range, including red, green, brown, violet VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO RHYOLITE STONE ... Read more...
Rhyolite stone
ROCK CRYSTAL STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Found worldwide. The most beautiful come from Brazil, Arkansas, Madagascar, and the Alps. Colours: Transparent, colourless. View related products to the rock crystal stone ... Read more...
rock crystal stone
ROSE QUARTZ STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the name ‘quaterz’ meaning ‘bad ore’ or from the German term ‘gewärz’ meaning ‘germ’ and ‘growth’. Group: Silicates Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 7 Deposits: Brazil, and many countries around the globe. Colour: Pink, light pink. View related products to the rose quartz stone ... Read more...
rose quartz stone
RUBELLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin « rubellus » meaning « reddish ». Also called Pink Tourmaline. Chemical composition: Complex silicates of borosilicates of aluminum with some iron, magnesium and alkali (Na,Li,Ca)(Mn,Mg,Fe,Al,Ti,Cr)9((OH,F)4/(BO)3/Si6O18). Hardness: Between 7 and 7.5. Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Burma, Brazil, United States, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand. Colour: Pink. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO RUBELLITE STONE ... Read more...
Rubellite stone
RUBY STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘rubeus’ meaning ‘red’ Chemical composition: Aluminium oxide, Al2O3. Group: Corundum Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam. Colour: Light red, ‘pidgeon blood’ red, as well as purple and magenta. View related products to the ruby stone ... Read more...
ruby stone
RUTILE QUARTZ STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the ancient Greek “krustallos” meaning ice, referring to the fact that quartz is the ice created by the Gods Composition chimique : Dioxyde de silicium SiO2 Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: A great number throughout the world Colours: From pale beige to black, with dominant brown and maroon hues and areas of transparency VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO RUTILE QUARTZ STONE ... Read more...
Rutile Quartz Stone
SAPPHIRE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘sapphirus’ and derived from the Greek ‘sappheiros’ meaning ‘blue’. Group: Oxides Chemical composition: Aluminium oxide, Al2O3. Hardness: 9 Crystal System: Rhombehedral Deposits: Australia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand. Colour: light blue, midnight blue, with possible purple, yellow, orange or colourless hues, and more rarely black, violet, green and pink hues. View related products to the sapphire stone ... Read more...
Sapphire Stone
SELENITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From Greek “selenitis”, meaning Moon Stone, because it shows the brightness of the moon Group: Evaporite, White Fibrous Gypsum Chemical composition: Calcium hydrosulphate, CaSO42H2O Hardness: 2 Crystal System: Cross star-shaped Deposits: Brazil, Canada, China Colours: White, pink, rarely colourless VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SELENITE STONE ... Read more...
Selenite Stone
SEPTARIA STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin « septarius », « septaria », « septarium » meaning « partitioned ». Group: Calcite Chemical composition: Sedimentary rock called Marne, a mixture of limestone and clay (CaCO3), and yellow calcite. Hardness: 4 Crystal System: None Deposits: England, Australia, Canada, United States, Madagascar, Morocco. Colours: Beige, brown, yellow, black. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SEPTARIA STONE ... Read more...
Septaria Stone
SERAPHINITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek "chloros" meaning "green". Chemical composition: Aluminosilicate of magnesium and iron (Mg, Fe2+) 5Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)8 Hardness: Between 2 and 2.5 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Exclusively in Russia near Lake Baikal Colours: Light green, greenish-brown, rarely red. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SERAPHINITE STONE ... Read more...
Seraphinite Stone
SERPENTINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Latin ‘serpentinus’ and the Greek ‘ophidis’ meaning serpent rock. Chemical composition: Basic Silicate Magnesium, MG6 (Si4O10) (OH)8. Hardness: Between 2.5 and 4. Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Various deposits around the world. Colour: Ranging from green to ochre. View related products to the serpentine stone ... Read more...
serpentine stone
SHUNGITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its Russian origin and the name Shunga Group: Uncrystallized carbon Chemical composition: Fullerene molecules C60, C70 Crystal System: Amorphous Hardness: between 3.5 and 4 Deposits: Kazakhstan, Russia Colour: Black and silvery grey View related products to the shungite stone ... Read more...
shungite stone
SMOKY QUARTZ STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the ancient Greek “krustallos”, meaning ice as a reference to the fact that quartz is the ice created by the Gods Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide SiO2 Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: A great number throughout the world Colours: From pale beige to black, with dominant brown and maroon hues VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SMOKY QUARTZ STONE ... Read more...
Smoky Quartz Stone
SODALITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: ‘Sodium’ for ‘soda’ and the Greek ‘lithos’ meaning ‘stone’: ‘sodium stone’. Group: Silicates Chemical composition: Aluminium and sodium silicate with chlorine, Na8Cl2 (Al6Si6O24) Crystal System: Cubic Hardness: Between 5.5 and 6. Deposits: Afghanistan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, the United States, France, Greenland, India, Italy, Namibia, Pakistan, South West Africa. Colour: Azure blue (and traces of other colours) View related products to the sodalite stone ... Read more...
sodalite stone
SPECTROLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of name: From the Labrador region, site of its discovery in Canada. Group: Feldspaths Chemical composition: Sodium calcium aluminosilicate, Na (AlSiO8), Ca (Al2Si2O2) Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5 Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Australia, Canada, United States, France, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine. Colours: Blue, green and grey. Very often grey with blue mirror effects. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SPECTROLITE STONE ... Read more...
Spectrolite Stone
SPINEL STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Spinel is believed to come from the Greek word “spark” Group: Spinel Chemical composition: Magnesium Aluminate, Mg(Al2O4) Hardness: 8 Crystal System: Cubic ... Read more...
Spinel Stone
STAUROLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the term “stauros” meaning “cross” Chemical composition: Iron aluminum silicate, Fe(OH)2.2Al2SiO5 Hardness: Between 7 and 7.5 Crystal System: Monoclinic Deposits: Austria, France, Namibia, Switzerland, U.S.A Colours: From reddish-brown to brownish-black. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO STAUROLITE STONE ... Read more...
Staurolite Stone
STEATITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the Latin "steato" meaning "fat" and "ite", meaning mineral. Also known as "soapstone". Group: Evaporites Chemical composition: Calcium hydrosulphate, CaSO42H2O. Hardness: 2 Crystal System: Rarely crystallized. May nevertheless be found in the form of a cruciform star. Deposits: Very numerous. Colours: White, grey. Can also be green, yellow and pink. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO STEATITE STONE ... Read more...
Steatite Stone
STIBINE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Some say that it comes from the mixture from which the mineral is extracted. In its natural state, this metal has similarities with many other metals such as silver or copper, so its name would be a derivative of « anti monos » which means « not alone ». Others believe that this name comes from the monk Basilius Valentinus who was the first to share the virtues of stibine stone with his peers. Chemical composition: Antimony sulphide, Sb2S3 Hardness: 2 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Germany, China, France, Italy, Japan, Romania Colours: Grey, black VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO STIBINE STONE ... Read more...
Stibine stone
Stonehenge Characteristics Origin of the name: Meaning “hanging stones” or “overhanging stones”, of Germanic origin Chemical composition: 44 to 52% SiO2, 10% CaO, 6% MgO and 10% total FeO Hardness: Unknown. Crystal System: Unidentified. Deposits: Wales Colours: Blue, grey View products related to Stonehenge ... Read more...
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Stromatolite Characteristics Origin of the name: From the Greek “Stroma” which means layered Group: Stromatolite Chemical composition: Limestone and Cyanobacteria Crystal system: Rhombohedric Hardness: 6.5 Deposits: Australia and the Bahamas Colours: Grey, Creamy yellow, Brown and Black. View products related to Stromatolite ... Read more...
pierre stromatolite
SUGILITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Derived from the name Sugi Kenichi (1901-1948), who first described it in 1944. Chemical composition: Complex silicate of potassium and lithium with iron, manganese and aluminium, KNa2Li3(Fe, Mn, Al)2Sil2O30. Hardness: Between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: South Africa, Japan. Colours: Purplish-violet, light violet, with potential black and white spots. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO SUGILITE STONE ... Read more...
Sugilite Stone
SUNSTONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Commonly referred to as ‘sunstone’ or ‘heliolitist’ due to its twinkling effect, which evokes the glare of the stars, it owes its name to Jean-Claude Delamétherie (mineralogist) Group: Feldspar Chemical composition: Sodium and calcium aluminosilicate, Na (AlSi3O3) Ca (Al2Si2O8). Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5. Crystal System: Triclinic Deposits: Canada, India, Norway, Russia, the United States Colour : Brown, orange, or red with haematite and goethite stripes. View related products to the sunstone ... Read more...
sunstone
TANZANITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From its country ‘Tanzania’ and discovered in 1954. Chemical composition: Calcium and aluminium silicate, Ca2Al3 (O/OH/SiO4/SiO7). Hardness: between 6.5 and 7 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Tanzania. Colour: Blue, purple blue, bluish purple. View related products to the tanzanite stone ... Read more...
tanzanite stone
TIGER’S EYE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Group: Quartzite Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO² Crystal System: Rhombohedral Hardness: 7 Deposits: South Africa, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, the United States, India, Madagascar, Russia. Colour: Brown, Golden Yellow. View related products to the tiger's eye stone ... Read more...
tiger's eye stone
TOPAZ STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Uncertain. From the Sanskrit ‘tupas’, fire or the island of Topazos in the Red Sea Chemical composition: Aluminium Fluosilicate, Al2 (SiO4) (F,OH)2. Hardness: 8. Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Australia, Myanmar, Brazil, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Rhodesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, the United States. Colour: Colourless or ranging from yellow to orange brown (Other possible colours: Salmon yellow, light blue, dark blue, light pink, vibrant pink and very rarely, light green). View related products to the topaz stone ... Read more...
topaz stone
TURQUOISE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the name ‘turquoise’ meaning ‘stone of Turkey’ Group: Alumina Phosphate Chemical composition: Aluminium and copper hydrated basic phosphate, CuA16 (PO4)4 (OH)8.4H2O. Crystal System: Triclinic Hardness: Between 5 and 6. Deposits: Afghanistan, Australia, China, the United States, France, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Tanzania Colour: Blue, Azure Blue View related products to the turquoise stone ... Read more...
turquoise stone
UNAKITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: Named after the Unaka Mountains in southern United States Group: Altered Granite Chemical composition: Calcium, aluminium and iron silicate, Ca2 (Al, Fe)3Si3O12 (OH) Crystal System: Monoclinic Hardness: Between 6 and 7. Deposits: Austria, the United States, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway. Colour: Yellow green to dark green. View related products to the unakite stone ... Read more...
unakite stone
VANADINITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Greek « eritronium » meaning « red » Chemical composition: Chlorinated lead vanadium oxide, Pb5 [Cl(VO4)3] Hardness: 3 Crystal System: Hexagonal Deposits: United States, Morocco, Namibia, Zambia. Colours: Yellow, orange, red, brown. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO VANADINITE STONE ... Read more...
Vanadinite Stone
Vesuvianite Characteristics Origin of the name: this stone is named after Mount Vesuvius,in Italy, where it was discovered. In Greek, its name means “mixed shapes”. Group: Vesuvianite Chemical composition: Calcium aluminium complex silicate: CA10 (Mg,Fe)2Al14[(OH,F)4/(SiO4)5/(Si2O7)2] Crystal system: Quadratic Hardness: 6.5 Deposits: Canada, the United States and Russia. Colours: Green, blue, yellow, brown and purple. See products related to vesuvianite ... Read more...
pierre vésuvianite
White Quartz Characteristics Groupe: Quartz Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide, SiO2 Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Rhombohedral Deposits: Worldwide. Mainly: the French Alps, Brazil and Madagascar. Colours: Transparent, colourless. View products related to white quartz ... Read more...
pierre quartz blanc
Zoisite Characteristics Origin of the name: Introduced by Abraham Werner to honour the Austrian naturalist and mineralogist Sigmund Zois Chemical composition: Aluminium calcium silicate, Ca2Al3(O(OH)SiO4)SiO7) Hardness: between 6 and 6.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Austria, Switzerland, the United States, Kenya, and Tanzania. Colours: Green, black, red, and purple. See products related to zoisite ... Read more...
pierre zoïsite
Zoisite Characteristics Origin of the name: Introduced by Abraham Werner to honour the Austrian naturalist and mineralogist Sigmund Zois Chemical composition: Aluminium calcium silicate, Ca2Al3(O(OH)SiO4)SiO7) Hardness: between 6 and 6.5 Crystal System: Orthorhombic Deposits: Austria, Switzerland, the United States, Kenya, and Tanzania. Colours: Green, black, red, and purple. See products related to zoisite ... Read more...
pierre zoïsite
ZOISITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS Origin of the name: From the Austrian naturalist and mineralogist Sigmund Zois Chemical composition: Aluminum and calcium silicate, Ca2Al3(O(OH)SiO4)SiO7) Hardness: between 6 and 6.5 Crystal System: orthorhombic Deposits: Austria, United States, Kenya, Switzerland, Tanzania. Colours: Green, black, red, purple. VIEW PRODUCTS RELATED TO ZOISITE STONE ... Read more...
Zoisite stone

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