Mardani Fine Minerals
Mardani Fine Minerals
is the flagship gallery of industry leaders, Daniel Trinchillo and Marisa Chung of
Fine Minerals International
in Daniel’s signature, “taste-making” curation, Mardani
is a place where visitors can experience
fine mineral specimens in a unique and contemporary gallery setting.
Daniel Trinchillo & Marisa Chung at the Grand Opening of Mardani
Daniel has nearly 25 years of experience as a mineral dealer in the private industry, and 35 years as a mineral collector himself. His focus has always been to acquire and present the finest specimens, and his commitment to quality (along
with his passion and eye for beauty) has solidified his spot among the top mineral dealers in the world.
His willingness to travel the globe at a moment’s notice and ability to recognize potential, trends, and timelessness
within his field has made him the source of many of the finest specimens ever brought to market. He has discovered
and sold individual specimens that have far exceeded previous record holders of the same species in both quality
and price. These fine mineral specimens have not only redefined market values, but some of the very standards and
tastes of the entire collecting market. Many examples now grace the halls of prominent museums and the finest private
collections around the globe.
In November 2014, Daniel and his wife, Marisa, opened the Mardani
gallery. Their vision was to create a
spectacular and inviting retail space where they could introduce the extraordinary beauty of the finest mineral
specimens of the world to everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the absolute novice. Together, they now
offer the opportunity to observe and acquire the world’s finest natural treasures, specimens that were previously
reserved exclusively to museums and private collectors.
Visitors of Mardani
are encouraged to fully immerse themselves in the fascinating fine mineral specimens
surrounding them. Not only are they given the opportunity to admire minerals for their incredible aesthetics, but
they are also able take in their history, learning about the circumstances of their creation and the methods behind
collecting them. The Mardani
is made up of mineral lovers who are eager and equipped to answer a wide
breadth of mineral and mineral-related questions. From a mineral’s formation and its provenance to information
about metaphysical crystals and their cultural impact, all questions are welcome, and if the answer is unclear,
they will gladly seek out the answer with you. The ultimate mission of Mardani
is to inspire the world
with these wonderful examples of natural art, and we look forward to sharing this experience with you.