Olivine is a precious mineral, a beautiful green gem whose color is reminiscent of Superman’s famous kryptonite.
One of the founders of geochemistry, V. Goldscmidt, began to focus his research on olivine, beginning to question its presence throughout the cosmos (traces of olivine have been found on the Moon, Mars and Venus), giving rise to the cosmochemistry.

This mineral is so precious because it can help us better understand the evolution of the solar system.
With these images Elena wanted to highlight the extraordinary beauty of this jewel by photographing it in its natural habitat, that is, the black volcanic rock that acts as a perfect frame and highlights its splendor.