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37 kilos of silver jewelery from Jaipur in India, 17 new tumbled stones from South Africa, Blue Aragonite angels from Argentina, 11 new flat stones, 4300 kg Calcites from Mexico, Pink Calcite in boxes, Rainbow Obsidian hearts, spheres etc. 5 Cargoes arrived with a lot news! We expect containers from Morocco & Brazil next week. The webshop is open and our wholesaler remains open BY APPOINTMENT! What is unfortunately not a nice development are the freight rates that are actually up to 5 times higher than normal! 

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Dioptase green (colored) quartz geode that is extremely decorative in the interior.

Dioptase green (colored) quartz geode that is extremely decorative in the interior.


Dioptase green (colored) quartz geode that is extremely decorative in the interior.


Did you know that TG, the largest quartz geode importer in Europe, in 2018, 2019 and 2020 we bought between 15 and 25 tons of quartz or rock crystal geodes every year. In addition to the natural white, we also import "colored" which do very well with ston



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The mineral Dioptase is a copper-silicate having the chemical formula CuSiO2 (OH) 2. It belongs to the cyclo silicates. The transparent to translucent dark green, emerald green or turquoise Dioptase has a glass sheen, a green stripe color and cleavage of the mineral is good, according to the crystal surface [1011]. The crystal system is trigonal. Dioptase has an average density of 3.31, the hardness is 5 and the mineral is not radioactive. The birefringence of Dioptase is 0.0510 to 0.0530. The name of the mineral Dioptase is derived from the Greek words dia ("through") and optamai, meaning "sight". Dioptase is a secondary mineral which is found in oxidized copper deposits. The type of locations Dioptase and Cochab its Tsumeb in Namibia and Altyn Tube in Kazakhstan. The mineral is also found in the Christmas mine, Gila County, Arizona, United States. Among mineral collectors Dioptase a very sought after mineral. Further, it has no applications. To serve as a gemstone Dioptase is certainly nice enough, but not strong and hard enough. So it is very rare for a gemstone cut.