This collection presents mostly « rare gems » or « collector gems », more often not used in jewellery because of rarity or hardness. Rarity is due to  the quantity available, or a rare color, source or inclusion, or the difficulty to cut the rough into a faceted gem. Microphotographies are taken with an old Olympus microscope and an iphone. These gems are not for sale, but some extra specimens may be available. The collection is visible but stored in a specific location, so please contact me for an appointment.

Myanmas (ex Burma) is one of the most famous source for gemstones. Some of the most beautiful rubies and sapphires come from the Mogok Valley, as several of the rarest gems in the world as Hibonite, Painite or Poudretteite and Musgravite, all present in this collection.