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Element is the only jewelry shop in Beijing which sells rare mineral crystals and meteorites, as well as jewelry made of these precious ores. The shop is located on Tobacco Pipe Lane, in the Shi Cha Hai area.
Lots of mineral species, such as fluorite, cinnabar and pyrite, can be found here. You can find regarding each piece. Some are even said to have the mysterious power to be able to bring people good luck.
The owner showed me one particularly special mineral crystal. It came from a mine in the Sichuan Province, where the earthquake hit this year. He said the mine was destroyed during the quake, so this crystal has become incredibly rare.
Prices of mineral crystals are from RMB 1000 to RMB 3000. One fluorite I particularly liked, which resembles rock candy, costs RMB 2000.
Among the collection of meteorites, most are imported from other countries, and came to Earth this year. How would you like to wear a ring made of meteorite? You may choose any meteorite in the shop, and have them create a ring for you.
The shop also sells jewelry made of diamond, jade, emerald, and other precious stones.
Prices are negotiable.
The shop owner speaks excellent English. Feel free to ask him anything you need.
What I appreciate:
What customers appreciate:
Kangwei, high quality but inexpensive Chinese sportswear
Unique, rare Jun porcelain
Bone Carving Accessories
Porcelain bowls as thin as paper