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We supply the following types of gemstone:

aquamarine.jpg (11257 Byte) Aquamarine

The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words "aqua" = water and "mare" = sea, thus indicating the colour of the seawater, blue and translucent. Most sought after and considered the most valuable are the deep blue qualities.
The most important Aquamarine occurrences are located in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia.

The best-known Berylls are:

Emerald; green-coloured Beryll,
Morganite; rose-coloured Beryll,
Goldenberyll; yellow-coloured Beryll
Heliodor; yellow-green-coloured Beryll
Bixbit; red-coulored Beryll
Amethyst

The Amethyst is the best-known representative of the quarz family. The antic Greeks used Amethyst as a talisman to protect them from getting inebriated. Therefore the name is derived from the Greek "amethystos" = sober (not drunk).
It is found in many variations of shades from palest rosy purple to deep brilliant bluish purple.
The most important occurrences are in Brazil, Uruguay and Zambia
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citrine.jpg (15761 Byte) Citrine

The Citrine is the yellow gemstone of the quarz family. The very name evokes the impression of freshness: a fine yellow riminding of the aroma of yellow Lemons (from Latin "citrus" = lemon).

Most of the Citrines available on the Market result from suitable Amethysts having been heated. The complete spectrum of colours ranges from pale yellow (Golden Citrine) to yellow-orange
(Palmeira Citrine) to reddisch brown (Madeira Citrine). The main occurrences is Brazil.
Naturally coloured Citrines are generally rare and most of them show pale colouring only
Garnet

The most important Garnet occurrences are located Kenya, Tanzania. Ceylon and India.

The best-known Garnets are:

Rhodolithe; red-violette
Pyrop; red
Tsavorite; green
Spessartine; orange-brown
Dematoide; emeraldgreen

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tansanit.jpg (10468 Byte) Tanzanite

Tanzanite is quite a 'new' gemstone found in the late 1960s.
The name Tanzanite was giving by the company Tiffany in New York.
Tanzanite is in natural stage a brownish-grey gemstone that turns to a fantastic blue-violet colour after heating. It was named Tanzanite by Tiffany & Co. in the late 1960s. The only occurrences is in Tanzania
Tourmaline

The Tourmaline is the gemstone with the most diffrent colours in our programme. Tourmalines exist in red, pink, yellow, green, blue, brown, black, multi-coloured and cat's-eye.
The name Tourmaline was derived from the Singhalese word "turmali" = red or brown gemstone. So the Dutch termed the stone Tourmaline when they brought it for the first time from Ceylon to Europe in 1703.
The most prolific occurrences are located in Brazil, South-Africa, Namibia, Madagascar and Nigeria.

The best-known Tourmalines are:

Rubellite; intensive red
Verdelithe; green in all colours
Indigolithe; blue in all colours
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Ernst Leyser, Kirschweiler/Germany