Rosaline pendant from Bois-Francs
AG-P121RRegular price $140.00
The Quebec gemstone collection allows you to wear a part of our magnificent and grandiose territory. This pendant is both original and classic and will match perfectly with your ensembles.
- Quebec stone, Bois-Francs
- Assembled in Quebec City
- Material: 925 silver, rosaline
- Please note that each stone being unique, the color may vary slightly from one jewel to another
Gemstones from Quebec
Interest in Quebec gemstones is quite recent. First extracted sporadically by prospectors or mineral collectors who used artisanal mining methods, they have only recently appeared on the jewellery market.
Despite the fact that geological contexts favourable to the formation of gemstones are rare in Quebec, Mr. André Gagnon, a lapidary from Quebec City, undertook research in 1994 in the mining archives, mineral collections and geological reports available.
Following the discovery of several interesting sites, he organized numerous expeditions to extract the minerals that seemed most promising for lapidary cutting and to subsequently offer them to jewellery artisans.
Did you know that?
Rosaline is the name given to the massive pink coloured zoïsite. It is commonly found in hydrothermal veins and granitic pegmatites. This rare pink variety of zoïsite was recently extracted in small quantities by Gemmes Québec in the Bois-Francs region. It is the stone of the heart chakra