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ID: 2395141 pcs
26.98ct Quartz
23.16mm x 17.81mm x 11.89mm
USD 27.00
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ID: 1569411 pcs
27.74ct Topaz
22.04mm x 16.74mm x 10.62mm
USD 76.75
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ID: 2971351 pcs
27.24ct Quartz
25.38mm x 20.80mm x 7.88mm
USD 78.64
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ID: 2978974 pcs
1.46ctw Sapphire
4.19mm x 4.18mm x 2.10mm
USD 27.59
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ID: 3646031 pcs
8.60ct Sapphire
14.49mm x 10.74mm x 6.78mm
USD 43.00
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ID: 3734171 pcs
14.46ct Amethyst
16.07mm x 15.86mm x 10.13mm
USD 43.38
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ID: 3802311 pcs
185.70ct Pyrope Garnet
38.91mm x 27.86mm x 22.98mm
USD 185.70
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ID: 3336432 pcs
14.01ctw Coral
15.28mm x 11.10mm x 6.47mm
USD 154.11
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ID: 4075231 pcs
44.84ct Mother of Pearl
33.07mm x 33.05mm x 8.29mm
USD 26.90
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ID: 3813161 pcs
76.53ct Ruby
32.81mm x 26.19mm x 17.02mm
USD 382.65
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ID: 3950821 pcs
23.95ct Hessonite Garnet
19.67mm x 14.73mm x 10.38mm
USD 71.85
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ID: 3646971 pcs
7.25ct Amethyst
15.13mm x 12.75mm x 7.06mm
USD 36.25
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ID: 2910721 pcs
4.06ct Quartz
10.31mm x 9.68mm x 7.36mm
USD 25.75
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ID: 2963612 pcs
3.47ctw Almandine Garnet
7.15mm x 6.95mm x 4.31mm
USD 38.17
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ID: 2963302 pcs
5.79ctw Almandine Garnet
9.04mm x 7.14mm x 5.02mm
USD 63.69
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ID: 4076121 pcs
47.13ct Mother of Pearl
33.55mm x 33.35mm x 8.32mm
USD 37.70
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ID: 3735011 pcs
16.86ct Amethyst
19.04mm x 17.13mm x 8.81mm
USD 50.58
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ID: 2748981 pcs
3.34ct Prehnite
10.88mm x 10.75mm x 3.72mm
USD 7.68
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ID: 2903431 pcs
1.54ct Citrine
7.85mm x 7.56mm x 4.95mm
USD 13.48
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ID: 3705912 pcs
25.54ctw Tiger's Eye
16.00mm x 15.42mm x 8.92mm
USD 25.54
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ID: 3096131 pcs
95.27ct Ruby-Zoisite
33.63mm x 23.94mm x 14.94mm
USD 174.56
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All Gemstone Carvings
The concept that some gemstone types are considered 'precious', while others are only 'semi-precious' is actually a recent innovation that dates back to the 19th century. The term 'semi-precious' was first used in 1858 in reference to gems 'of less commercial value than a precious stone'. Precious stones were known as the 'precious four', which included sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond. These four types typically command higher prices than other gems due to their color, brilliance and rarity

However, the distinction between precious and semi-precious gems is no longer recognized by most professionals in the trade. In fact, the 'traditional' list of precious gems has been expanded to include numerous gemstone types, including precious topaz, precious pearl, precious opal, precious coral and more. Many varieties are actually rarer and more precious than any original precious 4 gems, such as red beryl (bixbite), color-change alexandrite, red spinel, tanzanite, demantoid garnet and tsavorite garnet, for example.

We've now reached a point where precious and semi-precious has almost become meaningless. The original precious gems are still considered precious, but in our opinion (and many others'), all natural colored stones could be described as both precious and semi-precious gems.

Most gem-quality materials for precious gems (or semi-precious) are cut and polished as cabochons or faceted into fine jewelry gemstones. Very few gem-quality materials are reserved for natural carvings. Gemstone carvings are a rarity as they require a lot of good quality material and much of it is lost during the carving process; cutters do not complete the project with small 1 carat masterpieces, but instead, the finished product often weighs hundreds of carats, or in some cases, several hundred pounds or kilograms. Not only is the material rare, but the carved result of a cameo, ornament or animal is much more unique than traditional gemstone shapes. Many cutters specialize in carving certain animals or statuettes, such as the fine jadeite carving experts - many of the best jade carver artisans hail from Asia, including China and Thailand.

Browse our large selection of gemstone carvings in various gem types including ruby, sapphire, amethyst, lapis lazuli and fire opal. Choose from carved animals, fruit, flowers and other ornamental objects online at GemSelect. Large carvings make fun collector's items, ornaments or conversation pieces, and smaller carvings are suitable for novelty jewelry projects, such as cocktail rings or brooches. Gemstone carvings are also great for gifts or feng shui pieces.

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Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)

Dimensions are given as;
length x width x depth,
except for round stones which are;
diameter x depth

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Gem varieties vary in density, so carat weight is not a good indication of size

Note: 1ct = 0.2g

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