Galena, also known as “Potter’s Ore,” ranges among the first minerals in history to be explored through commercial mining. Ancient Babylonian cultures went in search of the sparkling mineral, and the Romans held it in high esteem. Today, galena is known as the most frequently occurring lead mineral beneath the Earth’s surface and – if you believe in esoteric literature – for offering protective and healing properties. For its latest collection, South-Tyrolian eyewear label Woodone now discovered galena as a shiny coating for the wooden Alanya model. Wood meets metal – the diversity of nature combined in one unique product! Shine on!
Photo: Raphael Schmitz