The wave of interest in this mineral swept over Europe in the eighteenth century. The richest people of England and France were fighting with each other for a chance to get their hands on a piece of this stone. Rare people could acquire it though, due to its extreme scarcity. This stone was used to decorate the rooms of monarchs. It set the fashion trends for noble people of that time. How could it happen that centuries later the stone’s name is associated only with a dog breed and a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean?