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The order in the chaos

Souvenir from the Museum of Natural History « La Specola » - Florence, Italy

I'm passionate about beautiful stones and crystals are among those that I don't get tired of contemplating.

I could therefore not miss to visit the world's largest collection of crystals in the Museum of Florence « La Specola » and share with you this adventure through this photo gallery.

I hope you will enjoy it and that this mineral collection will allow you to dream.

These crystals have been discovered in different parts of the world.

Photography © Nathalie Iuso, all right reserved.

Tuscany, April 2014
Stibnite
Rhodonite
Rhodonite
Aquamarine on quartz
Hematite after magnetite
Rock crystal
Quartz
Calcite
Scheelite
Morganite and goshenite (Beryl)
Fluorite
Tourmaline
Crystals
Crystals
Azurite
Pyrite
Rock crystal on pyrite
Aquamarine
Crystals
Amethyst
Various crystals
Azurite
Aquamarine
Quartz crystals geode
Crystals
Muscovite on Albite
Rodocrosite with quarz, fluorite, calcopirite and tetraedrite
Cuprite
Tourmaline
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Aquamarine, Orthoclase and Quartz
Calcite on Amethyst
Rhodochrosite
Crystals
Demantoid (Andradite)
Aragonite
Crystals
Crystals
Anhydrite
Pyrite with calcite
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Mandastibnite, incrustation and partial pseudomorphs of stibnite
Barytine (or baryte)
Crystals
Mandastibnite covering stibnite crystals
Gypsum and sulfur
Titanite
Elbaite
Elbaite
Topaz
Crystals
Elbaite
Pyromorphite
Quartz scepters
Amethyst
Crystals
Crystals
Crystals
Malachite
Crystals
Calcite
Quartz on Calcite
Aragonite
Aquamarine, Muscovite and Calcite
Crystals
Beryl
Copper
Crystals
Crystals of amethyst
Aegirine on microcline matrix with Zircon
Aquamarine and quartz
Antimonite and Stibiconite
Florite on quartz
Quartz
Ajoite, fibrous aggregates included in the radius of the rhombohedral faces of large crystals of quartz
Hematite, large aggregate with reniforme aspect typical
Morganite on Albite
Verdelite, quartz and lepidolite on albite
Gold on quartz
Crystals
Spinel on marble
Celestine on sulfur (Celestite)
Celestine with sulfur
Amethyst
Amethyst
Amethyst
Aragonite pseudomorph after sulfur
Aragonite
Gypsum with sulfur
Tourmaline Liddicoatite
Elbaite (family of Tourmalines), Cleavelandite (Albite) and Lepidolite in quartz
Aquamarine on Muscovite, Albite and Calcite
Vanadinite encrusted on hollandite
Sphalerite embedded in calcite
Aquamarine on Muscovite
Rhodochrosite with quartz, fluorite, chalcopyrite and tetrahedrite
Crystals
Morganite with Albite and Schorl
Topaz
Inesite with Hubeite
Crystals
Crystals
Elbaite (family of Tourmalines)
Tourmaline and cristals
Crystals
Galena and Calcite
Crystals
Epidote
Crystals
Malachite and Azurite
Crystals
Aquamarine (beryl)
Gypse
Malachite
Crystals of amethyst

 

And, to close this beautiful collection, here on the right, a bespoke ring that I created in gold and silver with rubies and diamants for a sweatheart and his girlfriend.

I also want to thank the Natural History Museum team of Florence "La Specola" for their hospitality and kindness.

Rubies and diamants bespoke ring