The luminousMan Sin's so-called "Jedi" spinel remains vibrant, regardless of the lighting. This is due to its high chromium content, hence its name "Jedi".
Its name, given in 1783 by the mineralogist Jean Baptiste Louis Rome, comes from the Latin, spinella, which means thorn. It comes in red, orange, pink, purple and blue. They are found all over the world.
The "Jedi" spinel is the most sought after because of its rarity and color. The only deposits are in Namya and Man Sin mines in Burma.
Mine coordinates: 22°58’18’’N 96°32’32’’E
Its unique color, a spectacular electric blue, is due to its iron content.
At mount Eiffel, in southern Germany, very pretty, electric blue gem crystals have been found.
Their name honors the crystallographer René Just Haüy (1743-1822) who discovered it in 1807 on Vesuvius in Italy.
Haüyne is a rare and very small mineral. Its hardness of 5.5
requires great expertise as well as for
its cutting as for its setting.
The finest gem crystals come from the Eifel Mountains in southern Germany. The "Origins of the Gems" collection is all the more exceptional than the rarity and beauty of these gems.
It took us 15 years to bring these little wonders together.
Mine coordinates: 50°24’07’’N et 7°19’15’’E
color AzurParaíba tourmaline
It is a very rare variety of tourmaline, recognizable by its azure color of exceptional brilliance, the result of a high concentration of copper.
Found thirty years ago in the Brazilian state of Paraiba, we have since identified it in Nigeria in 2001 and in Mozambique.
Paraíba tourmaline is one of the rarest gems, 50,000 times more than diamonds.
Mine coordinates: 7°4’47’’S et 36°50’33’’ O