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ID: 3286061 pcs
thumb image of 11.4ct Carved Rose with Half Drilled Hole Gold Brown Tiger's Eye (ID: 328606)
11.36 ct Tiger's Eye
15.9 x 15.7 mm
$ 13.63
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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: 3534671 pcs
thumb image of 39.6ct Carved Owl Green Agate (ID: 353467)
39.61 ct Agate
29.5 x 20.7 mm
$ 73.67
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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: 3351811 pcs
thumb image of 34.6ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335181)
34.62 ct Ruby-Zoisite
34.7 x 26.2 mm
$ 97.97
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ID: 3351771 pcs
thumb image of 31.2ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335177)
31.24 ct Ruby-Zoisite
37.9 x 25.5 mm
$ 88.41
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ID: 4463221 pcs
thumb image of 20.7ct Carved Flower Violet Amethyst (ID: 446322)
20.74 ct Amethyst
19.1 x 17.3 mm
$ 62.22
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ID: 4484771 pcs
thumb image of 279.9ct Carved Elephant Blue Turquoise (ID: 448477)
279.89 ct Turquoise
50.9 x 29 mm
$ 69.85
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ID: 3434811 pcs
thumb image of 11.4ct Carved Rose with Hole Gold Brown Tiger's Eye (ID: 343481)
11.39 ct Tiger's Eye
15.6 x 14.9 mm
$ 13.67
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ID: 4484781 pcs
thumb image of 278.5ct Carved Elephant Blue Turquoise (ID: 448478)
278.48 ct Turquoise
52.9 x 28 mm
$ 69.90
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ID: 4484871 pcs
thumb image of 632.7ct Carved Elephant Greyish White Howlite (ID: 448487)
632.74 ct Howlite
63.9 x 34.9 mm
$ 34.99
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ID: 3286021 pcs
thumb image of 12.2ct Carved Rose with Half Drilled Hole Gold Brown Tiger's Eye (ID: 328602)
12.17 ct Tiger's Eye
15.6 x 13.7 mm
$ 14.60
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ID: 3453621 pcs
thumb image of 21.2ct Carved Fish Pink Rose Quartz (ID: 345362)
21.23 ct Rose Quartz
24.9 x 16.3 mm
$ 24.63
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ID: 4484851 pcs
thumb image of 144.1ct Carved Elephant Greyish White Howlite (ID: 448485)
144.14 ct Howlite
41.1 x 20.1 mm
$ 50.45
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ID: 3351731 pcs
thumb image of 29.2ct Bird Carving Multicolor Ruby-Zoisite (ID: 335173)
29.19 ct Ruby-Zoisite
33.1 x 24.2 mm
$ 82.61
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ID: 3434631 pcs
thumb image of 11.9ct Carved Rose with Hole Gold Brown Tiger's Eye (ID: 343463)
11.92 ct Tiger's Eye
15.8 x 15.7 mm
$ 14.30
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ID: 3364781 pcs
thumb image of 45.5ct Bird Carving Pink Rose Quartz (ID: 336478)
45.49 ct Rose Quartz
43 x 31.3 mm
$ 93.71
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ID: 4484861 pcs
thumb image of 368.1ct Carved Turtle Greyish White Howlite (ID: 448486)
368.10 ct Howlite
57.6 x 36.2 mm
$ 73.62
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ID: 3442391 pcs
thumb image of 41.7ct Carved Rose Smoky Brown Smoky Quartz (ID: 344239)
41.66 ct Smoky Quartz
26.7 x 20.8 mm
$ 52.08
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ID: 3286071 pcs
thumb image of 11.6ct Carved Rose with Half Drilled Hole Gold Brown Tiger's Eye (ID: 328607)
11.57 ct Tiger's Eye
15.7 x 15.5 mm
$ 13.88
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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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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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Dimensions are given as;
length x width x depth,
except for round stones which are;
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