Ahhh, Pari! October 16 2014

Derived from Lutetia, the Latin translation of Paris, lutetium is one of the rarest of the rare-earth metals with only about 10 tonnes of its oxide being produced worldwide each year and like our scandium ingots, a much smaller amount of the pure metal is ever distilled.  Monazite is the primary ore from which lutetium is obtained, yet this mineral only contains about 0.0001% lutetium. It is very expensive to produce, yet when compared with the cost of gold of which about 2500 tonnes are mined each year, it is much less expensive.  We plan to have these available by Christmas. Nothing says I love you like an exceptionally rare metal coined after the romantic capital of the world.