All about gemstones

Where do precious and semi-precious stones come from ?

They can be found everywhere on the globe.

Some are discovered on their original site, ie where they were formed, while others are a little further away, transported by elements such as wind, water or lava.

diamonds

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Tags: Gemstones

Choose the opal of your jewelry : rings, bracelets and pendants

Opal is a fascinating stone, but of all precious stones, is certainly the most difficult to choose to be mounted on a jewel.

It's indeed complicated to give a physical description of the opals as they vary in color, transparency and reflections depending on the country of origin and often same, vary greatly depending on the extraction mine.

Unlike a ruby or a diamond for which it's easy to compare prices according to some criteria (the famous 4Cs of diamond), all opal stones are unique in their colors and light effects.

Opals from Australia

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Fire opal : iconic Mexican stone

Intriguing and mysterious, opal stone fascinates, on the one hand because of the multitude of colors and splinters it may have, but also because it remains a stone difficult to pin down by scientists and gemologists .

It is surely one of the few gemstones still being studied and the subject of theses to understand the chemical and granular composition, explain its lights and its mechanism of formation.

fire opals

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault