France Perles offers its wide collection of cabochons, carefully cut to obtain the best color. The Cabochons are particularly adapted to the jewelery creation thanks to their resistance, their unique aesthetic and their low price.
On the physical side, Botswana agate has a beneficial effect on the lungs, skin and glandular system. It promotes the regeneration of nerve tissue and epidermis, making it a good ally for the skin.
It can also be of great help when one really decides to quit. Agate actually helps to reduce the damage caused by smoke in the lungs and supports us in our decision.
The properties of agate are to bring the emotional, physical and intellectual balance by eliminating energy blockages inside the body and stabilizes the energy of the physical body.
They are in fact derived from the volcanic activity and from the contact of the molten bubbling lava and full of gas with the soil. The different layers thus formed by these hot and cold materials are at the origin of the streaks and the patterns which characterize the agate.
Black agate is a chalcedony. Protective virtues are attributed to it. Agate is supposed to heal boy and soul and increase responsability. Its main deposits are in India, South America (Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Brasil...) and South Africa.
Agate is a gem that can be tinted very easily and is resistant enough to make the tinting a sustainable treatment. With such color treatment, we obtain bright and plain colours on resistant gems for a keen price. Agate originally has rather pale colours and the tinting provides every colour you can dream of.
Agate is a variety of chalcedony. Our green agates are finely faceted or cut in cabochon to highlight their green hue. The translucency of agate is very appreciable in jewelry. Because each gem is unique, therefore there can be differences with the photo.
Aquamarine is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities which yield ordinary beryl. The gem-gravel placer deposits of Sri Lanka contain aquamarine. Clear yellow beryl, such as that occurring in Brazil, is sometimes called aquamarine chrysolite .
Amazonite is a variety of feldspath (like moonstone, sunstone and labradorite). It has an amazing blue green and is sometimes streaked with white (albite) giving a shimmering look to the stone. The biggest deposits are in Brasil, Russia and in the U.S (Colorado).
Amazonite, whose name comes from the Amazon River, is a variety of microcline, a mineral from the feldspars family. According to some beliefs, it would have the power to bring wealth, elevation, success. It is an ornamental stone which contains lead, hence its green-bluish color.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz. Its different shades of purple, and its facility to be cut, make it a particularly appreciated gem in Jewelry because it offers a lot of possibilities.
Aventurine is variety of quartz contaning inclusions of fuchsite that gives this characteristic green colour to the stone and its shimmeringg effect called aventurescence. Its main deposits are in Brasil, India, Madagascar and in the United-States.
Chalcedony is a mineral composed of silica close to quartz. This stone harmonizes the mind, the mind and the body. It encourages contacts, fraternal relations and solidarity.
The chrysocolle is a hydrated copper silicate found in the oxidation zones of copper deposits. Properties calming, relaxation and rest. Balances and soothes all energy centers. The chrysocolle rejects negative energies by creating harmony, dialogue and tolerance. The Chrysocolle develops artistic creativity by activating inspiration.
Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of nickel chalcedony, it can contain micro-inclusions of nickel minerals such as kerolite, nepouite, pimelite, willemseite. The color varies from apple green to dark green
Carnelian is a reddish-orange variety of chalcedony. Its naturally pure and plain colour makes it a widely used gemstone in jewelry for millennia. Carnelian is a traditionnal component for jewelry but still valued and appreciated.
Kyanite is recognizable by its jeans blue colour, but it can also have a darker blue or a sapphire blue. Kyanite is also often streaked with white. The most famous deposits are in the Kali Gandaki area, the border between Nepal and Tibet.
The emerald is the stone of wisdom and hope. It promotes love, openness, sharing, loyalty, spontaneity and courage, and therefore promotes parent-child relationships.
In former old Egypt, the hématite was considered as having the power to cure the diseases of the blood (this mineral consisted mainly of iron has the particularity to colour the water in red. That is why Egyptians thought that she favored the production of blood).
It is a very common mineral, of black color with silvery, brown grey with red, or red, with many crystallin forms. Crystals can achieve up to 13 cms.
We propose them to you under forms of cabochon, but also faceted, in drop...
Its color silver remains discreet and can get married in the perfection to everything typify of metals.
This stone is not only feminine, many men can take nowadays.
Howlite has a really remarkable, opaque, white often browsed with thin light gray streaks. It has been discovered in 1868 in California. It has been named in honor of the canadian chemist and mineralogist Henry How. It is sometimes mistakenly called "white turquoise". Its deposits are in the U.S, Canada, Turkey and Germany.
Jade is a gemstone that can go from the purest white to deep-green. The most sought after is the white one. We distinguish two different types of jade: Jadeite, often light green with sometimes white that gives the famous "imperial jade" but that can also have purple, orange or brown, and the Nephrite that has an intense green with little black inclusions (magnetite and graphite) giving it a "kiwi" look, but can also be completly white. Jade was the quintessential precious stone for many south american civilisations such as Mayas and Aztecs, but also for a large part of Asia, including China where it still is the most valuable gemstone.
The Tibetan red jasper bracelet is an accessory to wear during times of hard work, whether mental or physical. This object will be like a boost, it will give you the energy and the strength to go ahead and fight more easily all the hazards of everyday life.
Labradorite is a must-have protection stone. She plays both the role of shield and sponge. Shield because in his presence, labradorite protects from the ills of others. Sponge as it absorbs negative energies and dissolves them.
Lapis-Lazuli is actually a rock composed of different minerals that gives Lapis-lazuli its deep-sea blue, white streaks (calcite) and little golden patterning (pyrite). It was the most prized stone for Persians that saw in Lapis-Lazuli a gorgeous starry sky. The Persian civilisation possessed the best deposits, and the actual Iran still produces some of the most beautiful stones. Afghanistan with the mines of the Sar-e-Sang area has the most beautiful Lapis-lazulis, of which Marco-Polo himself already praised the quality. Nowadays, the most productives deposits are in the area of the city Ovalle in Chile, which has choosed Lapis-Lazuli as its national stone.
Larimar stone, or Atlantis rock, is of the most popular pectolites in the world. It was discovered for the first time in 1916, in the Dominican Republic, by Father Domingo Fuertes de Loren.
Larimar is a photosensitive stone, its color can become brighter over the years when it is too exposed to light.
Malachite is a green gemstone characterized by its light green and dark green color zonings that made it famous. Malachite is always cut in cabochon to highlight these green hues. It has been very used in ornament objects and pieces such as the Fabergé Eggs, the most famous deposits being in the Oural. Nowadays, the majority of malachites come from Democratic Republic of Congo, and then Namibia.
Obsidian is mined from volcanic rocks formed by cooling lava. Opaque to translucent, it is characterized by a unique texture and a vitreous luster.
Tiger's Eye is a variety of shimmering quartz whose fascinating golden color playing with light is due to oxidized crocidolite fibers. This gem is cut in cabochon or sometimes very slightly faceted to highlight its golden sheen. It's in South Africa that you'll find the biggest deposits. But Tiger's Eye can be in India as well, or Myanmar, West-Australia and a little bit in the U.S. Its unique look makes it a prized stone in Jewelry, while still having a decent price.
From its etymology, the bull's eye stone has been named so due to its shimmer 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 dominated by brown and red. Its color is due to the fact that it has been heated more than the tiger's eye, which also explains its brilliance.
Of its rather fibrous structure, bull's eye stone is a cold stone energetically. The bull's eye belongs to the group of quartzites, or even microcrystalline quartz. Its hardness is 7 and its density is between 2.58 and 2.66.
The main deposits of bull's eye are in South Africa, Australia, Burma, Brazil, China, United States, India, Namibia.
The palissandro is a stone very similar to the labradorite, by these reflections on black background.
This stone is beautiful on all occasions, and reveals its beauty to the light.
Moonstone is most of the time white with a subtle play of light in the blue and pink shades. She recalls the innocence and clarity of the moon. This gemstone is associated to fertility and feminity. Its main deposits are in India, Sri Lanka and Australia. In India, moonstone is called chandrakant which means in Hindi "beloved of the moon" (from chandra meaning "moon" and kanta "beloved").
Sunstone has always fascinated people through the ages. It has been recognized for many properties linked to its warm orange color. In Antiquity, this orange quartz with brilliant reflections could lead one to believe in magical virtues.
Formerly called "star stone", the sun stone owes its current name to its particular sparkle, thus recalling that of our solar star.
Rose quartz is a variety of quartz that has an ingenuous pink. This gemstone is really appreciated nowadays. In cabochon cut, "sugarloaf" cut, sightly faceted or carved, rose quartz is quite resistant and is perfect for women jewelry.The biggest deposits are in Minas Gerais, Brasil, and in Madagascar.
Rhodochrosite, stone of love, its name comes from the Greek rhodon which designates the pink color, principal characteristic of this semi-precious stone.
Rhodonite is a very affordable stone that lends itself to all the creativity of the jewelers, as well as in fantasy jewelery. It is associated with all types of metals, rhodonite jewelry however are mainly made of silver.
Evoking blood and fire, ruby is naturally associated with courage. It is a royal insignia that kings wear on their crown or on their helm. It protects the knight from injury and keeps him healthy
Sodalite is a natural stone with properties very similar to Lapis-lazuli. It helps us to control our emotions. It is also a stone of great protection for the work that allows to acquire stability, logic, rationality, and self-control.
Each stone is unique, and may differ from the photo.
Turquoise is a gem that has a characteristic blue hue and is often browsed by matrix (black streaks). Turquoise was brought from Persia by Turks that sold them to Europeans. Western people were very keen on this gem of pure and unique blue shade, and called it mistakenly "turquoise" that is "stone from Turkey". Persia (actual Iran) still produces the most beautiful turquoises, thanks to it deposits from the Nishapur area. Iranian turquoises are absolutely flawless, without any matrix. That's why a lot of imitations have been evolved to look like those amazing turquoises. Turquoises with matrix, for most of them, come from the U.S, but you can also find some in Afghanistan, Nepal (for the green ones), and in South America.
Of all the fine gemstones, turquoise is certainly the most famous and fashionable stone currently because of its particular color ranging from azure to deep green.
The turquoise stone is symbolic for humanity, since for 6000 years it has been exploited by man, it has fascinated all civilizations that have had the opportunity to extract it from the ground.
It has been found for thousands of years, used by Chinese dynasties, Persians, Egyptian pharaohs as well as by the Aztecs.
Unakite is a stone that gives assurance, and the strength to stand up to failure. She would fight against devaluation, she would clarify the mind.
Discover our large choice of colorful gemstones, finely faceted in cushion cut. Because each gem is unique, therefore there can be differences with the photo.
Rock crystal is the king stone in lithotherapy, it is certainly the most used among hundreds of minerals. Its transparent white appearance is synonymous with purity, its best known representation is the rock crystal gem, transparent and crystallized in natural tip, but it can also be opaque white so it will be called rather white quartz. the name of rock crystal is a name given to quartz when it is a little or completely translucent.
Opal is a fascinating gem for it wide variety and its large colour palette. Some Opal varieties show a very interesting play of colours; its iridescence is only visible when turning the opal in the light. Because of the iridescence - but also to protect the stone from shocks - opals are cut in cabochon. Australia products more than 95% of the opals and they are also the most beautiful. Ethiopia also produces very nice opals.