A Glimpse of Color

by Jochen Leën

As a Gemstone collector, investing in rare, top-grade gems is my priority. I like to share my passion for extraordinary stones with you. Some of the unique items here shown beneath are used in one of a kind objects, others are chosen to complete private collections.

extremely rare, clean big size Paraiba tourmalines  

extremely rare, clean big size Paraiba tourmalines

 

Whether you are looking for a beautiful aquamarine, morganite or other beryl,  a tsavorite, demantoid - or mandarin garnet, tanzanite, opal, spinel, rubellite or special tourmalines, you will find them with us.

From Namibia to Mozambique, from the Kilimanjaro, to the jungles of Asia, we’ve brought things of beauty from the ends of the earth, directly to you. 

 

Rare watermelon tourmaline

Rare watermelon tourmaline

One of the rarest and most expensive varieties of aquamarine are gemstones with a deeply saturated blue,color beryl known as "Santa Maria."  They are named in honor of Santa Maria de Itabira, which is the site in Brazil where the first such stones were discovered in the 1950s.

One of the rarest and most expensive varieties of aquamarine are gemstones with a deeply saturated bluecolor beryl known as "Santa Maria." 
They are named in honor of Santa Maria de Itabira, which is the site in Brazil where the first such stones were discovered in the 1950s.

Discover what treasures the natural world has for you...

The appearance of a gem is a combination of separate factors, each of which is related to, and affected by, the others. It is precisely the complexity of these relationships that makes quality.

Tsavorite is a variety of the garnet group. The shining green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a long geological history. Vivid, radiant green of color, top quality is rare and hard to find.

Tsavorite is a variety of the garnet group. The shining green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a long geological history. Vivid, radiant green of color, top quality is rare and hard to find.

I will be happy to inform you about gems during a visit at the boutique in La Butte aux Bois.

Nigerian Mandarin Garnet Mandarin Spessartite Garnet is a rare orange garnet, referred to as Mandarin for its orange color. The combination of color and garnet's high refractive index make mandarin garnet one of the most brilliant stones in the world of colorstones. Pure orange known as fanta orange, is very rare and has been found in a few mines in Africa. Top Mandarin Garnets are sought after by collectors. 

Nigerian Mandarin Garnet

Mandarin Spessartite Garnet is a rare orange garnet, referred to as Mandarin for its orange color. The combination of color and garnet's high refractive index make mandarin garnet one of the most brilliant stones in the world of colorstones. Pure orange known as fanta orange, is very rare and has been found in a few mines in Africa. Top Mandarin Garnets are sought after by collectors. 

Paraïba tourmaline versuz Namibian - and Mozambique Tourmaline

Paraïba tourmaline versuz Namibian - and Mozambique Tourmaline

Mandarin garnets - some of our stock items - vivid , bright and fanta orange Spessartine

Mandarin garnets - some of our stock items - vivid , bright and fanta orange Spessartine

Paraïba Tourmaline : Electric Green

Paraïba Tourmaline : Electric Green

Fine Color Quality Watermelon Tourmaline. Sought after by collectors. 

Fine Color Quality Watermelon Tourmaline. Sought after by collectors. 

a mix of color, Tanzanite, Pink Tourmaline, Chrome Tourmaline, Mandarin Garnet ...

a mix of color, Tanzanite, Pink Tourmaline, Chrome Tourmaline, Mandarin Garnet ...

a mix of tourmalines from Brasil, Mozamibique and Namibia

a mix of tourmalines from Brasil, Mozamibique and Namibia

Aquamarines from dark to light

Aquamarines from dark to light