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Lemon Quartz Gem - 8.7ct Fantasy Carved Leaf (ID: 493823)

Flower Cut Yellow Quartz

8.7ct
15.1 x 14.4 mm
$ 43.35
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 10ct Carved Fruit (ID: 474869)

Fancy Blue Topaz

9.96 ct (total 19.92ctw)
17.1 x 10.5 mm
$ 99.60
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Lemon Quartz Gem - 9.1ct Carved Trillion (ID: 493913)

Trillion Yellow Quartz

9.1ct
15.7 x 15.6 mm
$ 45.30
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 13.6ct Fantasy Carved Flower (ID: 486111)

Flower Cut Blue Topaz

13.6ct
17.6 x 12.2 mm
$ 81.72
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Lemon Quartz Gem - 12.2ct Fantasy Carved Flower (ID: 493915)

Flower Cut Yellow Quartz

12.2ct
14.7 x 14.6 mm
$ 61.15
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Light Pink Rose Quartz Gem - 10.8ct Carved Flower (ID: 485306)

Flower Cut Pink Rose Quartz

10.8ct
18.9 x 18.6 mm
$ 21.50
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 10.5ct Fantasy Carved Leaf (ID: 480053)

Flower Cut Blue Topaz

10.5ct
19 x 12.9 mm
$ 52.65
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Peach-Pink Moonstone Gem - 5.2ct Carved Flower (ID: 485151)

Flower Cut Pink Moonstone

5.19 ct (total 10.37ctw)
12.3 x 12.2 mm
$ 41.48
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 10.2ct Carved Teardrop (ID: 501486)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

10.2ct
26.1 x 17.5 mm
$ 24.37
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 12.4ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501536)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

12.41 ct (total 24.82ctw)
22.5 x 22.4 mm
$ 59.07
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 10ct Carved Leaf (ID: 485711)

Fancy Blue Topaz

10ct
14.1 x 13.5 mm
$ 59.94
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 21.5ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501496)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

21.5ct
35.2 x 19.3 mm
$ 51.19
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Lemon Quartz Gem - 5.7ct Fancy Carved Trillion (ID: 499615)

Trillion Yellow Quartz

5.7ct
11.5 x 11.4 mm
$ 16.98
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 9.8ct Carved Teardrop (ID: 501489)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

9.8ct
27.1 x 18.9 mm
$ 23.42
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 5.6ct Carved Fruit (ID: 480046)

Fancy Blue Topaz

5.6ct
15.9 x 9.6 mm
$ 28.20
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 9.2ct Carved Fruit (ID: 480042)

Fancy Blue Topaz

9.2ct
17.2 x 10.2 mm
$ 45.85
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 8.5ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501507)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

8.48 ct (total 16.96ctw)
22.1 x 10.9 mm
$ 40.36
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 33.8ct Carved Pear (ID: 501540)

Pear Brown Smoky Quartz

33.82 ct (total 67.63ctw)
37.5 x 20.2 mm
$ 160.96
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Salmon Coral Gem - 7.3ct Flower Carving (ID: 333649)

Flower Cut Pink Coral

7.33 ct (total 14.65ctw)
15.3 x 11 mm
$ 161.15
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 7.1ct Carved Trillion (ID: 501487)

Trillion Brown Smoky Quartz

7.1ct
15.2 x 14.6 mm
$ 16.97
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 17.3ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501492)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

17.3ct
33.2 x 18.6 mm
$ 41.22
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Why are Carved Gems so Special and Rare?

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. 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.

Who Should buy Rare Carved Gems? How Should They be Displayed?

Browse our large selection of gemstone carvings in various gem types including Coral, Mother of Pearl, Ruby, Moonstone, Jadeite, Sapphire, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli and 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.

Some Information About a Gems Perceived Value

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.

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