QUARTS

The color range of quartz of the Volyn deposit is represented by the following shades: from crystal-clear (rhinestone) to yellow (citrine), from noticeably smoky and golden-gray to deep black (morion). In Volyn, crystals of smoky quartz and morion resemble sharpened obelisks, which are found in chamber pegmatites formed from hydrothermal solutions. One of the unique Ukrainian stones of crystal brown-golden color received its own name – Volynets, and is stored in the Museum of the gemstones and decorative rocks of town Khoroshev, Zhytomyr region. The largest of the crystals that had been mined in Volyn reached 10 tons; its dimensions were also impressive – 2.7 m long and 1.5 m in diameter.

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Beryl (Heliodor)

Heliodor is a renowned gemstone – it is a variety of the beryl family and exists in greenish-yellow, yellowish-green and yellow colors. Ukrainian heliodors are considered to be the gold standard, since the distinctive color spectrum of this variety of beryl is fully represented by the Volyn gems. On top of that, it is precisely Ukrainian heliodors that are one of the most ancient precious stones on earth, their age being about 2 billion years. Many pieces of jewelry of famous world brands are adorned by the extraordinary beauty of Volyn heliodors, and certain specimen of natural crystals rightfully constitute the centrepieces of famous collections of minerals around the world.

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TOPAZ

The color palette of the topaz colors of the Volyn deposit is very diverse: colorless, light tea, soft blue, wine yellow, wine, orange wine (Volyn Imperial), as well as a unique bicolor topaz, in which the blue zones smoothly or harshly change into wine brown. The purity of the blue topaz, which are mined in the deposit, is unique. Often the weight of topaz crystals found in the field ranges from 1 to 50 kg. Crystals are found both single and on the rock. The biggest crystal was mined in 1964, weighing 177 kg.

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Polychrome Topaz

Polychrome topazes are rare natural gems which can only be found on the territory of the Volyn deposit in Ukraine. These extraordinary gems can contain two or even three color transitions in one crystal which enhance the extraordinary beauty and recognizability of these minerals. Collectible samples of polychrome topaz are exhibited in renowned museums around the world, such as, for instance, the National Museum of Natural History in Washington or the National Museum of Natural History in Luxembourg. Polychrome topazes are rightfully considered to be unique natural minerals and are highly valued by collectors and jewellers alike globally.

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wine topaz

A distinctive feature of the topazes of the Volyn deposit is the characteristic saturated yellow-orange color, known as «wine». A diverse palette of shades of fiery orange is identical with the famous Imperial topaz. A large specimen was mined in the deposit, weighing 117 kg, with length and thickness being 82 cm and 37 cm respectively. It was the third largest solitary topaz crystal in the world. Central part of it is yellow, peripheral - wine-yellow, the color of madeira.

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Blue Topaz

The Volyn deposit is one of the few deposits of natural blue topaz in the world. The color palette of the Volyn blue topaz is very rich and ranges from sky blue to greenish blue shades. Ukrainian topazes are the only gemstones available on the market that have a naturally blue color. One more feature often found in Ukrainian topazes deserves special attention: their remarkable inclusions make each stone a unique work of natural art. Thus, the inclusion of fluid crystals in the blue topaz "Academician Fersman", exhibited in the Museum of Precious and Decorative Stone in Horoshev (Zhytomyr region), creates a unique winter ice landscape. It is these extraordinary inclusions that make Ukrainian topazes exceptionally exclusive and award them recognition on the world market.

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VOLYN MINERALS IN JEWELRY

The beauty and perfection of Volyn minerals allows creating exclusive products.

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