Quartz with inclusions

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.

Quartz is one of the most common and collected mineral. But some quartz feature incredible inclusions. Some are other minerals, some are negative crystals, and sole are liquid/gaz inclusions. The collection brings together a selection of fascinating specimens, some among the rarest in this group as the copper fluid or the covellite from Brazil, and one of the best ever faceted petrolium from Pakistan.