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Five Mountains

Five Mountains

5 Genuine Lapis set in ceramic plates


Lapis Lazuli 



Turquoise (Aquamarine Color)


Natural honey Watercolours  

Vivianite, Blue ocher, natural mineral indigo, a naturally occurring pale blue earth pigment composed of ferrous phosphate, owes its name to John Henry Vivian, who discovered the mineral at Wheal Kind in St Agnes, Cornwall.

This pigment is insoluble in water and typically manifests as dark indigo-blue to blackish green crystals, often found alongside pyrite and copper. Vivianite can also be found in an earthy form, commonly associated with bones, decaying wood, and other organic, phosphate-rich environments like peat bogs and clay beds.


Malachite possibly the earliest ore of copper, having been mined in the Sinai and eastern deserts of ancient Egypt from as early as 3000BC, malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide. It was used as an eye paint, a pigment for wall painting, and in glazes and the colouring of glass.

In the 19th century, huge deposits in the Ural Mountains of Russia supplied large amounts of malachite to Europe.


Lapis Lazuli A deep-blue, semiprecious stone with golden veins, prized since antiquity for its intense color. The first blue pigment to hold its color. Lapis lazuli is the stone from which natural ultramarine pigment is ground. Until the 19th century lapis lazuli was obtained only from mines in what is now northeastern Afghanistan.

Lapis Lazuli pigments are prepared from gem grade rocks. The preparation of the pigment starts with cutting raw rocks to a smaller size and eliminating as much calcite and pyrite as possible. Then the size of rocks is reduced by a jaw crusher into coarse sand. The cleaned Lapis Lazuli sand is further wet milled in a metal free environment to prevent contamination. 


Tourmaline is a fairly common mineral. Numerous mines exist whose primary purpose is finding gem-quality Tourmaline. Green Tourmaline’s energy works well with its family – other Cyclosilicate minerals.  


Turquoise genuine stone. The color is bright and transparent with amazing granulation. Aquamarine shade will be more of a transparent appearance with slight blue/green hues, often resembling seawater.


In this set we use only pure gemstone to create the watercolor, no volume increase with marble or calcite additions, no color intensity boosters with manmade pigments. The processing time and the costs of genuine stones allows us to create only few pans at time. We regularly submit orders for dispatch within 1-3 days. 


We kindly ask you to allow 5-7 days for pre-ordered colors and pigments to be prepared if this is indicated in the title. 


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Essee paints are made of natural Acacia gum, Honey, Clove essence, Glycerin, Earth mineral pigments, man made pigments.

Non-toxic watercolours. Finest quality, artist grade aquarelle, calligraphy paint. 



We are gathering the soil pigments all around the world and few months in the year working from Italy, where main sources of soil materials are found.

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