France Perles offers you its large collection of cabochons, carefully cut to obtain the best color. Cabochons are particularly suitable for jewelry creation thanks to their resistance, their unique aesthetic and their low price
On the physical level, Botswana agate has a beneficial effect on the lungs, the skin and the glandular system. It promotes the regeneration of nerve tissue and the epidermis, which makes it a good ally for the skin.
It can also be of great help when one really decides to stop smoking. Agate helps to absorb the damage caused by smoke in the lungs and supports us in our decision.
The properties of agate are to bring emotional, physical and intellectual balance by removing energy blockages within the body and stabilizes the energy of the physical body.
They come in fact from volcanic activity and the contact of the molten lava bubbling and full of gas with the ground. The different layers formed by these hot and cold materials are the origin of the striations and patterns that characterize agate.
The black agate is a variety of chalcedony. In lithotherapy it is said to have protective properties for the body and soul. It would also strengthen the soul and responsibility. The agate comes mainly from India, South America (Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil ...) and South Africa.
Agates are a variety of gemstone that reacts very well to dyes. This makes it possible to obtain bright and uniform colors on resistant stones at a low cost for very colorful jewelry. Since agate is generally pale in color, dyeing allows for absolutely any color possible.
Agate is a variety of chalcedony. Our green agates are finely faceted or cabochon-cut to highlight their shades of green. The translucency of agate is very appreciable in jewelry.
It is a variety of beryl, transparent, light blue color reminiscent of sea water, with an appearance close to topaz. It is a fine stone; formerly also called half-precious stone.
Amazonite is a variety of microcline feldspar. It is a beautiful blue-green color and sometimes streaked with white streaks (albite) giving it a shimmering appearance. The largest deposits are in Brazil, Russia and the United States (Colorado).
The amazonite whose name comes from the Amazon river is a variety of microcline, mineral of the family of feldspars. It would have according to certain beliefs, the power to bring wealth, elevation, success. It is an ornamental stone which contains lead, hence its bluish-green color.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz. Its different shades of purple and its ease of cutting make it a particularly popular stone in jewelry because it offers many possibilities.
Aventurine is a variety of quartz containing fuchsite inclusions that give it its characteristic green color. The main deposits are in Brazil, India, Madagascar and the United States.
Chalcedony is a mineral composed of silica close to quartz. This stone harmonizes the spirit, the mental and the body. It favors contacts, fraternal relations, solidarity.
Chrysocolla is a hydrated silicate of copper, found in the oxidation zones of copper deposits. Calming, relaxing and restful properties. Balances and soothes all energy centers. Chrysocolla repels negative energies by promoting harmony, dialogue and tolerance. Chrysocolla develops artistic creativity by activating inspiration.
Chrysoprase is a gem variety of nickel chalcedony, it may contain micro-inclusions of nickel minerals such as kerolite, nepouite, pimelite, willemseite. The color varies from apple green to dark green.
Carnelian is an orange-red variety of chalcedony. Its naturally solid and pure color has made it a widely used gemstone in jewelry for thousands of years. Carnelian is both a traditional and ever popular component of jewelry.
Cyanite (sometimes called kyanite or kyanite) is recognizable by its jean blue color, but can also occur in darker blues and sapphire blue. Cyanite is also often streaked with white. The most famous deposits are those in the Kali Gandaki Region, on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
Emerald is the stone of wisdom and hope. It promotes love, openness, sharing, loyalty, spontaneity and courage, and therefore favors parent-child relationships.
In ancient Egypt,hematite was considered to have the power to cure blood diseases (this mineral composed mainly of iron has the particularity to tint water red. That's why the Egyptians thought it promoted blood production).
It is a very common mineral, black to silver-gray, brown to red, or red, with many crystalline forms. The crystals can reach up to 13 cm.
We offer them in the form of cabochon, but also faceted, drop ..
Its silver color remains discreet and can blend perfectly with any type of metal.
This stone is not only female, many men wear it nowadays
Howlite is a very beautiful white, opaque, and often with gray veins. It was discovered in 1868 in California and named after the Canadian chemist and mineralogist Henry How. It is sometimes mistakenly called "white turquoise". Its deposits are found in the United States, Canada, Turkey and Germany.
Jade is a stone that can go from the purest white to dark green. The pristine white is the most prized. There are two types of jade: Jadeite, which is often light green and sometimes has some white in it, giving the famous and rare "imperial jade", but can also have purple, orange and brown, and Nephrite, which is an intense green with small black inclusions (graphite and magnetite) giving it the appearance of a kiwi, but can also be completely white. Jade was the gemstone par excellence for many South American civilizations such as the Mayans and Aztecs, but also for a large part of Asia including China, where it still holds the first place.
The Tibetan bracelet red jasper is an accessory to wear during moments of strong fatigue, whether mental or physical. This object will be like a boost, it will give you the energy and the necessary strength to go forward and fight more easily all the hazards of the daily life.
Labradorite is a stone of protection impossible to circumvent. It plays at the same time the role of shield and sponge. As a shield because in its presence, labradorite protects from the evils of others. Of sponge because it absorbs the negative energies and dissolves them.
Lapis lazuli is a rock composed of different minerals giving it its blue overseas color, its fine white veins (calcite) and its small golden points (pyrite). Lapis was the most sought after stone by the Persians who saw in it a starry sky. The Persian civilization had the most beautiful deposits, and the current Iran still produces among the most beautiful stones. Afghanistan with the mines of the region of Sar-e-Sang has the most beautiful lapis, which Marco Polo already praised. Currently, the most productive deposits are in the vicinity of the city of Ovalle, Chile, which has made it its national stone.
The larimar stonethe larimar stone, also called Atlantis rock, is one of the most sought-after pectolites in the world. It is noticed in the raw state for the first time in 1916, in Dominican Republic, by the Father Domingo Fuertes de Loren
Larimar is a photosensitive stone, its color can lighten over the years when it is too exposed to light.
Malachite is a green gemstone characterized by its zonations of light and dark green colors that made it famous. It is always cut in cabochon to highlight these shades of green. It was widely used in ornamental pieces such as Fabergé eggs, the best known deposits being in the Urals. Today the majority of malachite comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo, then from Namibia.
Mother of pearl cabochon to stick or to crimp.
Obsidian is extracted from volcanic rocks formed through the cooling of lava. Opaque to translucent, it is characterized by a unique texture and a vitreous sheen.
Tiger's eye is a variety of shimmering quartz whose fascinating golden color playing with the light is due to oxidized crocidolite fibers. This gem is cut in cabochon and sometimes very slightly faceted to highlight its golden reflections. It is in South Africa that we find the largest deposits. But tiger's eye is also found in India, Burma, Western Australia and a little in the United States. Its unique appearance makes it a prized stone in jewelry while being reasonably priced.
From its etymology, the bull's eye stone was so named because of its chatoyancy with the bull's eye. It is very common to see this stone also called bull's eye. The bull's eye is actually a tiger's eye with a dominant brown and red color. Its color is due to the fact that it has been heated more than tiger's eye, which also explains its splinters.
From its rather fibrous structure, the bull's eye stone is a cold stone energetically. The bull's eye belongs to the group of quartzites, or microcrystalline quartz. Its hardness is 7 and its density is between 2.58 and 2.66.
The main deposits of bull's eye are located in South Africa, Australia, Burma, Brazil, China, the United States, India and Namibia.
Palissandro is a stone very similar to labradorite, with its reflections on a black background.
This stone is magnificent in all occasions, and reveals its beauty in the light.
Moonstone, also called adularia, is most often white with a subtle play of colors in bluish and pink tones called adularescence. It recalls the innocence of the moon and is associated with fertility and femininity. Its main deposits are in India, Sri Lanka and Australia. In India, it is called chandrakant which means in Hindi "loved by the Moon" (from chandra: moon and kanta: loved). Synonymous with purity, the moonstone goes very well with a large number of alloys and will soften any outfit.
The sunstone has always fascinated through the ages. It has been recognized as having many properties related to its warm orange color. In ancient times, this orange quartz with its brilliant reflections could be believed to have magical properties
Formerly called "stone of the starsthe stone of sun owes its current name to its particular glitter, recalling that of our solar star.
Prehnite was named around 1783 after its discoverer, Hendrik von Prehn. Von Prehn brought minerals from the Cape Province, now known as the Cape of Good Hope. This stone can take a wide variety of colors, it can be white, gray, colorless, yellow or greenish.
Rose quartz is a variety of quartz of an ingenious pink. This gem is very popular today. In cabochon, sugarloaf, lightly faceted or engraved cuts, rose quartz is strong and well suited for women's jewelry. The largest deposits are found in Minas Gerais in Brazil, as well as in Madagascar.
Rhodochrosite, stone of love, its name comes from the Greek rhodon which designates the pink color, main characteristic of this half-precious stone.
Rhodonite is a very affordable stone that lends itself to all the creativity of jewelers, as well as costume jewelry. It is associated with all types of metals, but rhodonite jewelry is mainly made of silver.
Evoking blood and fire, the ruby is naturally associated with courage. It is a royal insignia that kings wear on their crowns or helmets. It protects the knight from wounds and keeps him in good health
Sodalite is a natural stone which has properties very close to Lapis lazuli. It helps us to control our emotions. It is also a stone of great protection for the work which allows to acquire stability, logic, rationality, and self-control.
Each stone is unique, and may differ from the photo.
Turquoise is a gemstone with a characteristic blue hue and often with matrix (black veins). Turquoise was brought from Persia by the Turks who sold it to Europeans. Westerners loved this unique and pure blue gem and mistakenly called it "turquoise", which means "stone of Turkey". Persia (now Iran) still produces the most beautiful turquoise, thanks to its deposits in the Nishapur region. Iranian turquoise is absolutely immaculate, without any matrix. This is why many imitations have been developed to resemble these beautiful turquoises. Matrix turquoise comes mostly from the United States, but it is also found in Afghanistan, Nepal (green), and Latin America.
Of all the gemstones, turquoise is certainly the best known and most fashionable at the moment because of its particular color which can go from azure blue to deep green.
The turquoise stone is symbolic for humanity, since 6000 years that it is exploited by man, it has fascinated all civilizations that have had the opportunity to extract it from the ground.
It has been used for thousands of years by Chinese dynasties, Persians, Egyptian pharaohs and Aztecs alike.
The Unakite is a stone which gives assurance, and the strength to get up in front of a failure. It would fight against the devaluation, it would clarify the mental.
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The rock crystal is the queen stone in lithotherapy, it is certainly the most used among hundreds of minerals. Its transparent white aspect is synonymous with purity, its most famous representation is the rock crystal gem, transparent and crystallized in natural point, but it can be also opaque white then it will be called rather white quartz. The name of rock crystal is an appellation given to quartz when it is a little or completely translucent.
Opal is a fascinating gem because of its great variety and wide range of colors. Some varieties of opal show a very interesting play of colors; its iridescence is only visible by playing the opal in the light. It is for this reason - but also to protect it from shocks - that opal is very often cut in cabochon. Australia produces more than 95% of the opals and these are also the most beautiful.