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ID: 4484691 pcs
thumb image of 292.5ct Carved Turtle Green Aventurine (ID: 448469)
292.50 ct Aventurine
51.2 x 34.9 mm
$ 34.99
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ID: 4074861 pcs
thumb image of 14.3ct Round Carved Cameo White Mother of Pearl (ID: 407486)
14.33 ct Mother of Pearl
25 mm
$ 15.76
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ID: 4076101 pcs
thumb image of 47.6ct Carved Flower Silver Mother of Pearl (ID: 407610)
47.62 ct Mother of Pearl
33.4 x 33.3 mm
$ 38.09
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ID: 3006611 pcs
thumb image of 48.1ct Carved Cameo Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 300661)
48.13 ct Ruby-Zoisite
32.2 x 28.3 mm
$ 139.58
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ID: 4076121 pcs
thumb image of 47.1ct Carved Flower Silver Mother of Pearl (ID: 407612)
47.13 ct Mother of Pearl
33.6 x 33.4 mm
$ 37.70
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ID: 4484701 pcs
thumb image of 325.4ct Carved Turtle Green Aventurine (ID: 448470)
325.36 ct Aventurine
50.7 x 33.6 mm
$ 34.99
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ID: 4074851 pcs
thumb image of 13.9ct Round Carved Cameo White Mother of Pearl (ID: 407485)
13.91 ct Mother of Pearl
25.3 mm
$ 15.30
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ID: 4065191 pcs
thumb image of 29.8ct Carved Turtle Multicolor Opal (ID: 406519)
29.80 ct Opal
31.5 x 17.3 mm
$ 150.49
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ID: 4180311 pcs
thumb image of 51.2ct Carved Flower Silver Mother of Pearl (ID: 418031)
51.18 ct Mother of Pearl
33.7 x 33.5 mm
$ 40.94
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ID: 3351691 pcs
thumb image of 48.5ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335169)
48.53 ct Ruby-Zoisite
39.8 x 28.6 mm
$ 137.34
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ID: 4484761 pcs
thumb image of 236.5ct Carved Elephant Green Aventurine (ID: 448476)
236.48 ct Aventurine
50.5 x 23.3 mm
$ 34.99
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ID: 3320571 pcs
thumb image of 9.5ct Flower-Cut Green Prehnite (ID: 332057)
9.49 ct Prehnite
13.5 x 13.4 mm
$ 23.72
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ID: 3351751 pcs
thumb image of 47ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335175)
46.95 ct Ruby-Zoisite
46.3 x 25.9 mm
$ 132.87
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ID: 3434651 pcs
thumb image of 11.8ct Carved Rose with Hole Gold Brown Tiger's Eye (ID: 343465)
11.77 ct Tiger's Eye
15.6 x 15.5 mm
$ 14.12
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ID: 3006871 pcs
thumb image of 41.1ct Carved Cameo Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 300687)
41.05 ct Ruby-Zoisite
30.5 x 26.2 mm
$ 119.04
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ID: 3351671 pcs
thumb image of 41.4ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335167)
41.37 ct Ruby-Zoisite
38.3 x 26.9 mm
$ 117.08
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ID: 3108201 pcs
thumb image of 45.5ct Carved Bear Multicolor Jasper (ID: 310820)
45.51 ct Jasper
39.6 x 25.2 mm
$ 45.51
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ID: 3380361 pcs
thumb image of 146.4ct Carved Rose Pink Rose Quartz (ID: 338036)
146.40 ct Rose Quartz
53 x 28.7 mm
$ 102.48
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ID: 3351661 pcs
thumb image of 38.1ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335166)
38.10 ct Ruby-Zoisite
46.3 x 19 mm
$ 107.82
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ID: 4558343 pcs
thumb image of 24.9ct Carved Leaf Green Prehnite (ID: 455834)
24.94 ct Prehnite
18.5 x 13.2 mm
$ 31.67
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ID: 3351721 pcs
thumb image of 52.8ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335172)
52.77 ct Ruby-Zoisite
47.2 x 31.1 mm
$ 149.34
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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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