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Natural History

In the fascinating world of Natural History, we seek to present rare and exceptional pieces, reflecting the 40 years experience of collecting outstanding aesthetic and precious specimen from all over the world - for the collector and for those who love nature. Here you will find pieces of extraordinary beauty that will be the dream of any decorator. Each piece is different and unique which will make a difference for the history and meaning that these pieces have - and this represents the essence of "One of a Kind" shop.

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White Marine dome

Price €375.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A great decor item, displaying 18 white specimens of coral, shells, urchins and other exotic marine animals in a big glass dome.

Supplied with full data of all specimen.

A One of a Kind piece!

Ctenocella Pectinata - Sea fan

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Ctenocella Pectinata natural gorgonne with a shape reminiscent of the lyre - the musical instrument - comes from the Indian Ocean - in this case from Broome, Northwestern Australia.

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a flexible and hard skeleton, called gorgonin, does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop - but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of the water flow. 

Coral Turbinaria reniformis

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

"Cup coral" Turbinaria reniformis, its skeleton forms large and horizontal white waves curled around the edges, in a conic shape.

When alive, the polyps color has a beautiful multitude of shades ranging from yellow to green.

Mounted in a high quality handmade brass base, from Solomon island.

Supplied with CITES certificate.

One of a Kind piece that makes the difference in a decor ambience.

Coral Pavona frondifera

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Pavona frondifera coral, from Philippines.

This specimen is a genus of Agriciidae family. Their shape may vary accordingly to the waves' action, depth and lighting conditions.

A very special piece, mounted in a wood pedestal.

This species is seldom seen and this one come from an old collection.

Jimbacrinus Bostocki

Price €1,350.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Jimbacrinus Bostocki (Crinoid Fossil - Ordovician 488 million years)

This is a rare piece, mass mortality plate of Jimbacrinus bostocki crinoid fossils from Western Australia with over 8 individuals on it.

These crinoids are 3D and have a very alien appearance.

The plate is 32cm x 20cm and has been nicely prepared.

These Jimbacrinus crinoids are hard to acquire due to Australia's strict fossil export laws.

This specimen was exported legally during the 80's and was part of a collection for years before being recently re-prepared.

Noreena Jasper, pear cabochon

Price €60.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Noreena Jasper comes from Pilbara Region of Western Australia.

It is classified as a mud stone that is renowned for its patterns of rusty red or somewhat grey, mustard yellow and cream tints.

It is estimated that Noreena Jasper is around 2687 - 2765 million years old, and it is around a 7 on Mohs Hardness Scale.

This is a great stone , this example in pear shape with beautiful polished finishing for ornamentation purposes!

Armadillo Basket - Victorian

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Victorian Taxidermy

Armadillos can be found in Texas, the southern United States, throughout Central America and in northern South America.

In keeping with the Victorian taste for exotic curiosities, fashionable ladies have worn these baskets on their arm and coordinated the silk lining with their outfits.

They were also used as sewing baskets from time to time.

This is a larger one, the tail forming the handle, lined with green silk fabric, Circa 1880.

Coelacanth Fossil Nodule

Price €2,300.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Coelacanth Devonian Fossil Nodule

This is a nicely preserved, Lower Triassic (247 million year old) Coelacanth fossil from the Karoo Formation of Madagascar.

It is preserved inside of a concretion that has been broken open (perfect two halfs) with great measure.

There are many different types of fossil fish found in these nodules, but the Coelacanths are one of the rarer components of the fauna.

Incredible detail including fins, scales and the bony head structure.

Exceptional piece mounted in a natural marble vertical display. 

Coral Turbinaria

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

"Cup coral" Turbinaria reniformis - its skeleton forms large and horizontal white waves curled around the edges, in a conic shape.

From Solomon Island, when alive, the polyps color has a beautiful shade of yellowish-green.

Mounted in a high wood pedestal, with CITES certificate included.

Maw sit sit Burmese Jade

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Mawsitsit Jade, beautiful round cabochon.

This chloromelanite variety of jade came from the mining region of Tawmaw in the Himalaya foothills of northwestern Myanmar.

Beautiful color range of green shades, either for collection or for jewelry purposes!

Quartz crystal point

Price €85.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Clear Quartz point healing wand - Clear Quartz is also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal.

It is a natural form of silicon dioxide. This is from Madagascar.

Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals.

Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.

It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.

Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Chakras - Crown Chakra;

Birthstone – April;

Zodiac - All birth signs;

Planet – Sun;

Element – All (Earth/Fire/Air/Water);

Vibration - Number 4;

Typical colors - Pure Quartz is colorless or white.

Cleoniceras besaiei iridescent

Price €135.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Beautiful ammonite  - a Jurassic Cleoniceras of Madagascar, that preserves part of the original mother-of-pearl iridescent shell.

This Ammonite does not have any gluing work - the fracture lines on the shell are internal and do not affect the integrity of the fossil.

A one of a kind piece!

Terebra dimidiata burst

Price €75.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A set of five sea snails Terebra dimidiata (Linnaeus, 1758), a colorful marine gastropod mollusc displayed in vertical semi-circle form in a granite base.

Specimen from Philippines.

Nautilus pompilius

Price €145.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Nautilus pompilius, from Madagascar.

Nowadays it is a protected specimen - and this is a great chance to get one!

With CITES certificate included, this one displayed in a wood pedestal.

Quartz crystal point

Price €35.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Clear Quartz point healing wand - Clear Quartz is also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal.

It is a natural form of silicon dioxide. This is from Madagascar.

Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals.

Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.

It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.

Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Chakras - Crown Chakra;

Birthstone – April;

Zodiac - All birth signs;

Planet – Sun;

Element – All (Earth/Fire/Air/Water);

Vibration - Number 4;

Typical colors - Pure Quartz is colorless or white.

Morpho didius dome

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Glass dome with four Morpho didius butterflies from Peru, one of the most iconic butterfly.

With the intense metallic blue color, the giant blue Morpho, is a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the subfamily Morphinae of family Nymphalidae.

One of a kind piece!

Black Septarian

Price €145.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This beautiful septarian egg from Madagascar shows its interior crystallization in contrast with exterior colors.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil. The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal).

Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements. It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize.

Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, the polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique!

Black Septarian

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This beautiful septarian egg from Madagascar shows its interior crystallization in contrast with exterior colors.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil. The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal).

Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements. It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize.

Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, the polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique!

Ammonite Fossil, Red Opalization

Price €10.00
Availability: 2 In Stock

Stunning ammonite with red opalization on the surface.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resemble the squid we know today. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells.

Ammonites are closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble a nautilus.

Every piece is unique and one of a kind!

These fossils come from the Mahajanga River Basin, near the village of Ambatolafia of northwest Madagascar, located in the former province of Mahajanga/ Majunga.

They are dated from the Early Cretaceous period, Albian age (100 to 113.0 million years ago).

Polished Orthoceras slab

Price €725.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Superb, unbroken slab filled with wonderful naturally occurring orthoceras fossils that was once part of the prehistoric ocean floor over 400 million years ago.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried.

The fossils are exposed and given a high polish to better view the creatures from their surrounding matrix.

The slab features very high relief as well as dramatic texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid.

Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa.

Devonian period, circa 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco.

Ammonite Fossil, Red Opalization

Price €12.00
Availability: 6 In Stock

Stunning ammonite with red opalization on the surface.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resemble the squid we know today.

These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. Ammonites are closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble a nautilus.

Every piece is unique and one of a kind!

These fossils come from the Mahajanga River Basin, near the village of Ambatolafia of northwest Madagascar, located in the former province of Mahajanga/ Majunga.

They are dated from the Early Cretaceous period, Albian age (100 to 113.0 million years ago).

Megalodon teeth

Price €550.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Carcharodon Megalodon (Megalodon meaning “Big Tooth”) is an extinct species of shark regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history.

This beast lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era. Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a length of 18 metres (59 ft), from USA.

Displayed in a glass box made to measure. 

Megalodon teeth

Price €495.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia.

A large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. 

Huge Megalodon teeth

Price €495.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia.

A large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. 

Huge Megalodon teeth

Price €625.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia. A huge, extra large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. Beautiful teeth with a colour very similar to those of Chile and Peru, deposits closed for a long time. These megalodons have been on the market very recently.

Beautiful Megalodon teeth

Price €385.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia. A huge, extra large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. Beautiful teeth with a colour very similar to those of Chile and Peru, deposits closed for a long time. These megalodons have been on the market very recently.

Phacops species

Price €70.00
Availability: 2 In Stock

Phacops species, in matrix.

A Middle Devonian (395 million years) trilobite from the Djebel Issoumour area, Atlas Mts - Morocco.

Prepared and restored, excellent for beginner collectors!

Phacops species

Price €60.00
Availability: 4 In Stock

Metacanthina barrandei in matrix from Morocco - Phacops species.

A Middle Devonian (395 million years) trilobite from the Djebel Issoumour area, Atlas Mts.

Prepared and restored, excellent for beginner collectors!

Morpho hecuba dome

Price €295.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A beautiful glass dome with three Morpho hecuba butterflies from Brazil.

It's the biggest of the genus, reaching 20cm.

Morpho hecuba, the Sunset butterfly, is a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the subfamily Morphinae from Nymphalidae family.

Aioloceras besairie - Sliced

Price €130.00
Availability: 6 In Stock

Finest quality Ammonite sliced - Cristal clusters - with beautiful colors in an elegant iron stand.

Aioloceras besairie (>140mm) Lower Cretaceous, Albian (100.5–113.0 million years), from Mahajanga , Madagascar.

This ammonite sliced in two parts has been polished for showing the breathtaking inside colors and patterns!

Copal Amber fossilized

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Palla decius & Hypolimnias dexithea dome

Price €75.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Palla decius and Hypolimnias dexithea in a golden base glass dome.

Palla decius, the white-banded palla, from Congo. Hypolimnias dexithea from Madagascar.

Both belonging to the Nymphalidae family.

Superb examples of how beautiful butterflies can be.

Copal Amber fossilized

Price €460.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Copal Amber fossilized

Price €725.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects in a handmade brass base.

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Copal Amber fossilized

Price €450.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Copal Amber fossilized

Price €725.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects in a handmade brass base. 

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Coelopleurus maillardi

Price €15.00
Availability: 8 In Stock

Coelopleurus maillardi (Michelin, 1862) - The most beautiful sea urchin!

Coelopleurus urchins are among the most beautiful marine species, with bright colors, they come from deep water.

These particular ones were caught by tangle nets at around 200m deep from Sulu Sea - Philippines.

Price of each piece. 

Fossil sea urchin - Pseudocidaris mammosa

Price €695.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Fossil sea urchin - Pseudocidaris mammosa (AGASSIZ, 1840).

Excellent fossil of a sea urchin. The sea urchin and the spines finest details have been preserved and have been carefully arranged in position of life.

The radiolas preserve the original coloring patterns, worthy of a museum specimen!

Sea urchin with 10 cm spines, from Upper Jurassic, Kimmeridgian (152.1-157.3 million years) - France.

Displayed in a brass handmade stand. 

Limulus polyphemus

Price €200.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Limulus polyphemus (male, different shape of the head) is a chelated arthropod, also known as horseshoe crab.

Its blood is blue and very important for medical purposes.

These species almost didn't change from 400 million years.

This exemplar is in perfect condition, giant size from Gulf of Mexico.

Natural Orthoceras slab

Price €250.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Natural, unbroken slab filled with wonderful naturally occurring orthoceras fossils that was once part of the prehistoric ocean floor over 400 million years ago.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried.

The fossils are exposed in their natural surrounding matrix. The slab features normal relief as well as dramatic natural texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid.

Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa. Devonian period, ca. 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco.

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €475.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

It is displayed in a black oak base.

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €450.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Price €135.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Price €50.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Price €120.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and rebalancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic.

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Price €1,250.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and rebalancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic.

Natural Septarian nodule

Price €395.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This mysterious Natural Septarian nodule, from Madagascar, show its “septum” formation.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio-sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil.

The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal). Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight, which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements.

It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize. Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, when polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique! 

Limulus polyphemus

Price €275.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Limulus polyphemus is a chelated arthropod, also known as horseshoe crab.

Its blood is blue and very important for medical purposes.

These species almost didn't change from 400 million years.

This exemplar is in perfect condition, giant size from Gulf of Mexico.

Natural Septarian nodule

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This mysterious Natural Septarian nodule, from Madagascar, show its “septum” formation.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio-sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil.

The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal). Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight, which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements.

It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize. Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, when polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique! 

Natural Septarian nodule

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This mysterious Natural Septarian nodule, from Madagascar, show its “septum” formation.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio-sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil.

The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal). Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight, which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements.

It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize. Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, when polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique! 

Pleurotomaria hirasei dome

Price €145.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Glass dome with five Pleurotomaria hirasei.

This deep water shell was a huge rarity 20 years ago and much sought after by collectors!

Recently have been found in big quantities in South China Sea. A classic and a beautiful shell!