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ID: 4747041 pcs
thumb image of 1.5ct Carved Leaf Bluish Green Tourmaline (ID: 474704)
1.49 ct Tourmaline
9 x 8.3 mm
$ 14.90
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ID: 4861311 pcs
thumb image of 8.4ct Fancy Carved Oval Swiss Blue Topaz (ID: 486131)
8.37 ct Topaz
14.4 x 11.9 mm
$ 50.22
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ID: 4849941 pcs
thumb image of 26.7ct Carved Fish with Hole Green Jadeite (ID: 484994)
26.71 ct Jadeite
39 x 13.5 mm
$ 33.25
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ID: 4728392 pcs
thumb image of 24ct Fantasy Carved Leaf Blue Tourmaline (ID: 472839)
23.97 ct Tourmaline
25.5 x 19.6 mm
$ 239.70
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ID: 4705591 pcs
thumb image of 149.5ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470559)
149.46 ct Jadeite
37.5 x 19.3 mm
$ 74.73
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ID: 4743201 pcs
thumb image of 1.5ct Carved Leaf Green Tourmaline (ID: 474320)
1.50 ct Tourmaline
9.4 x 7.4 mm
$ 15.00
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ID: 4744341 pcs
thumb image of 116.5ct Carved Turtle Green Jadeite (ID: 474434)
116.45 ct Jadeite
39.6 x 22.3 mm
$ 48.91
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ID: 4748692 pcs
thumb image of 19.9ct Carved Fruit Swiss Blue Topaz (ID: 474869)
19.92 ct Topaz
17.1 x 10.5 mm
$ 99.60
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ID: 4704441 pcs
thumb image of 144.2ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470444)
144.23 ct Jadeite
37.7 x 19.7 mm
$ 72.11
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ID: 4704521 pcs
thumb image of 143.4ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470452)
143.43 ct Jadeite
36.5 x 20.4 mm
$ 71.72
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ID: 4729342 pcs
thumb image of 11.5ct Fantasy Carved Leaf Bi-color Tourmaline (ID: 472934)
11.45 ct Tourmaline
19 x 10.3 mm
$ 114.50
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ID: 4704541 pcs
thumb image of 141.2ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470454)
141.16 ct Jadeite
36 x 20.5 mm
$ 70.58
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ID: 4860971 pcs
thumb image of 30.8ct Fantasy Carved Flower Swiss Blue Topaz (ID: 486097)
30.79 ct Topaz
20.3 x 15.4 mm
$ 184.74
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ID: 4704481 pcs
thumb image of 132.2ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470448)
132.18 ct Jadeite
36.5 x 18.5 mm
$ 66.09
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ID: 4720541 pcs
thumb image of 26.4ct Carved Fish with Hole White Green Jadeite (ID: 472054)
26.40 ct Jadeite
27.8 x 15 mm
$ 8.45
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ID: 4848551 pcs
thumb image of 29.2ct Carved Fish with Hole Green Jadeite (ID: 484855)
29.17 ct Jadeite
38.8 x 16 mm
$ 21.87
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ID: 4705581 pcs
thumb image of 131.1ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470558)
131.06 ct Jadeite
36.2 x 19.6 mm
$ 65.53
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ID: 4728352 pcs
thumb image of 5.6ct Carved Shell Yellowish Green Tourmaline (ID: 472835)
5.56 ct Tourmaline
13.4 x 11.5 mm
$ 55.60
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thumb image of 128.9ct Carved Elephant Green Jadeite (ID: 470539)
128.90 ct Jadeite
37.8 x 20 mm
$ 64.45
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ID: 4850491 pcs
thumb image of 33.1ct Carved Fish with Hole Green Jadeite (ID: 485049)
33.07 ct Jadeite
42.5 x 14.2 mm
$ 24.80
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thumb image of 7.7ct Fantasy Carved Leaf Swiss Blue Topaz (ID: 485938)
7.66 ct Topaz
19 x 9.2 mm
$ 45.96
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Precious 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 it requires a lot of good quality material and much of will be 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 mostly from Asia, including China and Thailand.

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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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