specialize in the distribution of all varieties of Laboratory Created
minerals for jewelry and technical use.
Company was established in 1993 by Leonid Pride, Ph.D. in geology-mineralogy
and Uriah Prichard, M.S. in geology-geochemistry. Currently, the
head of the Company is Uriah. Leonid continues to work as a consultant.
to established business relationships with foreign producers (mostly
from the regions of the former USSR) of various Synthetic minerals,
we have the ability to offer these high quality products to the
American and International Markets at very reasonable prices. Morion
Company offers prompt, professional service and constantly increases
its variety of products. We have had excellent reviews in Gem &
Gemology, National Jeweler and American Gemcutter magazines, but
our most gratifying response has been from our many satisfied Customers
who have written and told us about the excellent results of faceting
in the 50's, USSR was traditionally a leader in the production of
these materials because of their extensive use in Military and Space
Industries. The Soviet Government contributed generously to the
scientific projects in this field. Consequently, the Institutes
of the USSR Academy of Science and secret Scientific Military Laboratories
were involved with this work.
1954 to 1973, Leonid worked at the largest Soviet piezo-quartz locality
in Ukraine and was a witness to how the synthetic quartz gradually
forced the natural quartz out of the industry. This happened because
of the increase in price which came from increased depth of mining.
The high cost of natural quartz also came from the cost which was
incurred from the restoration of the damaged land after the mining.
In fact the quality of the synthetic quartz completely satisfied
and continues to satisfy the needs of the industry. At the beginning
of the 80's, the mining of quartz in this locality was halted. Similarly,
the mining cost now continues to rise dramatically through the whole
World because of the increasing depths of mining and environmental
worked at the gold and polymetal deposits at the Kamchatka Peninsula
for 15 years. This natural northern region belongs to the Pacific
Volcanic Belt and is phenomenally unique. He saw how slow the regeneration
of Nature in this area was and that there was usually no way to
eliminate the damage, once it had been made. Very often, the consequences
of mining are also unpredictable. Uriah observed the field of the
beautiful hydrothermal springs with their healing properties disappear
after observational drilling first began. He saw how the river,
once rich with salmon, was dying because of the leaking of the poisoned
underground water from the mine.
of these things happened in the beautiful land, which deserved to
be a world famous reservation area.
future of mankind is beginning to depend on the production of synthetic
materials for various purposes. This is an unavoidable process that
we must accept. A woman wearing a diamond does not think about the
average of eighty square meters of land surface and six tons of
earth that was excavated in order to extract each carat of her diamond.
Behind it is also the life of the animals, poisoned and deprived
of their ecology and the danger to the miners which comes from the
nature of their labor.
new industry of synthetic minerals is coming closer and closer to
being able to substitute all properties of natural crystals. Furthermore,
some of the properties of synthetic minerals even exceed the properties
of their natural counterparts. The goal of our Company is to constantly
increase the variety of new materials and introduce them to the
Market as soon as they are first produced.