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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 15.7ct Carved Leaf (ID: 480375)

Fancy Blue Topaz

15.7ct
20.2 x 12 mm
$ 78.25
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Lemon Quartz Gem - 1.9ct Carved Flower (ID: 485581)

Flower Cut Yellow Quartz

1.92 ct (total 7.69ctw)
9.5 x 9.5 mm
$ 26.92
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 11.2ct Carved Rhomb (ID: 501537)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

11.21 ct (total 22.41ctw)
29.2 x 17 mm
$ 53.34
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 13.5ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501491)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

13.5ct
33.1 x 18.6 mm
$ 32.20
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 12.9ct Carved Fruit (ID: 469514)

Fancy Blue Topaz

12.9ct
12.1 x 10.7 mm
$ 64.55
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Light Smoky Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 28.7ct Carved Oval (ID: 501534)

Oval Brown Smoky Quartz

28.7ct
31.5 x 19.2 mm
$ 68.21
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 5.5ct Carved Flower (ID: 485710)

Flower Cut Blue Topaz

5.5ct
13.9 x 9 mm
$ 54.78
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Salmon Coral Gem - 34.1ct Flower Carving (ID: 333532)

Flower Cut Pink Coral

34.1ct
21.7 x 21.4 mm
$ 443.82
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 15.2ct Carved Half Heart (ID: 501504)

Heart Brown Smoky Quartz

15.2ct
30 x 17.6 mm
$ 36.10
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 13.5ct Carved Half Heart (ID: 501508)

Heart Brown Smoky Quartz

13.48 ct (total 26.96ctw)
29.9 x 15.2 mm
$ 64.16
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 23.9ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501493)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

23.9ct
33.4 x 20.3 mm
$ 56.83
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 18.5ct Carved Fruit (ID: 469497)

Fancy Blue Topaz

18.5ct
23.5 x 12.8 mm
$ 92.70
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 23.5ct Carved Cushion (ID: 501490)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

23.5ct
34.4 x 19 mm
$ 55.81
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Green Prehnite Gem - 5.7ct Carved Leaf (ID: 455165)

Fancy Green Prehnite

5.70 ct (total 22.80ctw)
16.2 x 10.5 mm
$ 28.96
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 6.7ct Fantasy Carved Flower Cut (ID: 485776)

Flower Cut Blue Topaz

6.7ct
13.2 x 4.3 mm
$ 40.44
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Green Prehnite Gem - 4.2ct Carved Leaf (ID: 418331)

Fancy Green Prehnite

4.21 ct (total 8.42ctw)
13.6 x 9.8 mm
$ 12.63
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Swiss Blue Topaz Gem - 11.3ct Carved Fruit (ID: 469498)

Fancy Blue Topaz

11.3ct
21.7 x 10.7 mm
$ 56.30
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Salmon Coral Gem - 2.7ct Carved Flower (ID: 254113)

Flower Cut Pink Coral

2.65 ct (total 5.29ctw)
10.1 x 4.9 mm
$ 87.28
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Smoky Mother of Pearl Gem - 4.7ct Carved Cameo (ID: 474375)

Fancy Brown Mother of Pearl

4.7ct
20.1 x 12.6 mm
$ 9.87
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Brown Smoky Quartz Gem - 10.6ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501506)

Fancy Brown Smoky Quartz

10.62 ct (total 21.23ctw)
26.4 x 16.7 mm
$ 50.53
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Green Prehnite Gem - 9.1ct Carved Leaf (ID: 455349)

Fancy Green Prehnite

9.08 ct (total 36.31ctw)
19.4 x 12.9 mm
$ 46.11
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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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