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2pc Matching Fancy Quartzs in Size 15 x 14.7mm, Weight 19.94ct total / avg. 9.97ct each, Lemon Yellow in Transparent Clarity, Natural gemstone, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry
26.6 x 16.3mm Matching Fancy Ruby Pair - Weight 27.12ct total / avg. 13.56ct each, Natural Gemstone, Boysenberry Purple Color in Opaque Clarity, Mohs Hardness 9 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Unblocks Root Chakra
24.5 x 16.1mm Fancy White Mother Of Pearl from China, Weight of 20.45ct, Natural natural freshwater Gemstone in Opaque Clarity, 1pc Carved Turtle Mother Of Pearl - Color: Pearl White, Mohs Hardness of 2.5 - 4.5
31.28ct Carved Pear Purple Ruby from Madagascar, Dimension 31.9 x 28.8mm, Opaque Clarity, Natural heated gemstone, 1pc Ruby in Medium Purple Color, Mohs Hardness of 9 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Exhibits Great Brilliance
15.4 x 14mm Flower Cut Pink Tiger's Eye from Thailand, Weight of 12.4ct, Natural untreated Gemstone in Opaque Clarity, 1pc Carved Rose With Half Drilled Hole Tiger's Eye - Color: Coral Pink, Mohs Hardness of 6.5 - 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry
24.5 x 24.4mm Carved Rose With Half Drilled Hole Black Onyx from Myanmar, Weight of 29.78ct, Natural dyed gemstone in Opaque Clarity, 1pc Onyx - the Color is Black, Mohs Hardness of 6.5 - 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry
2pc Matching Fancy Purple Tourmalines in Size 26.5 x 14.4mm, Weight 26.81ct total / avg. 13.41ct each, Dark Purple in Translucent Clarity, Natural untreated Gemstone, Mohs Hardness 7 - 7.5 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Year of the Tiger Gemstone
17.1 x 12.9mm Carved Leaf Blue Topaz from Brazil, Weight of 11.03ct, Natural irradiated Gemstone in Transparent Clarity, 1pc Topaz - Color: Blue, Mohs Hardness of 8 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Sagittarius Zodiac Stone
3.3ct Carved Leaf Green Agate from India, Dimension 18.6 x 8.8mm, Translucent Clarity, Natural dyed gemstone, 1pc Agate in Medium Green Color, Mohs Hardness of 6.5 - 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry
15.49ct Carved Fruit Green Prehnite from South Africa, Dimension 21.6 x 12.1mm, Natural untreated Gemstone, Translucent Clarity, 1 piece Prehnite in Lively Green Color, Mohs Hardness of 6 - 6.5
34.4 x 19.1mm Carved Cushion Brown Smoky Quartz from Brazil, Weight of 22.26ct, Natural untreated Gemstone in Transparent Clarity, 1pc Smoky Quartz - Color: Light Caramel Brown, Mohs Hardness of 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry
15.17ct Fancy Medium Brown Smoky Quartz from Brazil, Dimension 30 x 17.6mm, Natural untreated Gemstone, Transparent Clarity, 1pc Carved Smoky Quartz, Mohs Hardness of 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry
37.3 x 16mm Carved Fish With Hole Green Jadeite from Myanmar, Weight of 27.85ct, Natural untreated Gemstone in Translucent Clarity, 1pc Jadeite - Color: Grayish Green, Mohs Hardness of 6 - 6.5
2.81ct Carved Oval Golden Citrine from Brazil, Dimension 9.9 x 8mm, Transparent Clarity, Natural untreated gemstone, 1pc Citrine in Golden-orange Color, Mohs Hardness of 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Unblocks Solar Plexus Chakra
11.97ct Carved Fish Violet Amethyst from Brazil, Dimension 19.3 x 15.3mm, Natural untreated Gemstone, Transparent Clarity, 1 piece Amethyst in Medium Violet Color, Mohs Hardness of 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Symbolizes Calming and Soothing
18.4 x 15.9mm Carved Flower Blue Topaz from Brazil, Weight of 18.66ct, Natural irradiated gemstone in Transparent Clarity, 1pc Topaz - the Color is Baby Blue, Mohs Hardness of 8 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Year of the Horse Gemstone
7.3 x 7.2mm Flower Cut Yellow Citrine from Brazil, Weight of 1.61ct, Natural untreated Gemstone in Transparent Clarity, 1pc Carved Flower Citrine - Color: Deep Yellow, Mohs Hardness of 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Leo Zodiac Stone
12.1 x 6.1mm Matching Oval Amethyst Pair - Weight 3.58ct total / avg. 1.79ct each, Natural untreated Gemstone, Bright Pinkish Violet Color in VVS-VS Clarity, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Symbolizes Calming and Soothing
11.59ct Carved Leaf Green Prehnite from South Africa, Dimension 19.4 x 13.6mm, Transparent Clarity, Natural untreated gemstone, 1pc Prehnite in Lime Green Color, Mohs Hardness of 6 - 6.5
24.9mm Round White Mother Of Pearl from China, Weight of 14.55ct, Natural natural freshwater Gemstone in Opaque Clarity, 1pc Round Carved Cameo Mother Of Pearl - Color: Cream White, Mohs Hardness of 2.5 - 4.5
A gemstone carving is simply any gemstone which has been cut into a decorative shape often into animals, flowers, leaves, faces and figures or into sculpted motifs or designs.
For religious, spiritual, practical and aesthetical reasons, some gemstones are carved into beautiful fancy carvings by skilled craftsmen that can be used for jewelry or decoration.
Our gemstone carvings are hand made from all-natural gemstones.
Most gemstones are either facet or cabochon cut making gemstone carvings rare and special.
Faceted gemstones can come in a variety of shapes such as round, oval, square and octagon but basically they have flat tops with polished faces cut at regular angles to create brilliance and fire by reflecting light. Faceted gemstones tend to be transparent.
Cabochons are shaped and polished into dome shapes with flat bottoms. Rather than emphasize a gemstone's sparkle like a facet it will enhance the color. Before modern techniques were developed to cut the flat planes and sharp edges found in faceted gemstones, most gems were cabochons.
What are the spiritual benefits of Gemstone Carvings?
Gemstone Carvings can be spiritually powerful in a couple of ways. First of all we have the strengths and powers of the gemstone itself - the amethyst, citrine, sapphire, moonstone and so on - with all their individual meanings and benefits.
Then we have the spiritual symbolism of the shape that the gemstone is carved into.
Many gemstones are carved into animals and each animal represents a number of virtues, for example:
- Elephants - Commitment, Power, Wisdom, Longevity
- Fish - Good Luck, Miracles, Prosperity and Insight
- Birds - Enlightenment, Foresight and Readiness
- Turtles - Long Life, Perseverance and Determination
Flowers are also commonly carved into symbols of long life and fertility while certain types can mean different things:
- Rose - Rebirth
- Daisy - Innocence
- Hyacinth - Peace
Another very popular carving is of leaves and they can represent many qualities:
- Oak Leaves - Strength and Eternity
- Laurel - Victory and Honor
- Olive - Peace
Or take a look at individual gemstones by using our search box. For example, type in Amethyst and a link to Amethyst Meaning and Powers will appear.
Gemstone Carving Price
The price of a gemstone carving is based on a number of factors.
First of all we have the gemstone itself. Clearly a carving made from a ruby is likely to be more expensive than one from a smoky quartz for example. The color, quality and size of the gemstone can affect the price of the carving dramatically.
Then we have the intricacy and complexity of the carving. The time involved in cutting will influence the price as will the amount of discarded and wasted gemstone material during cutting. Gem carving requires a lot of patience and a very delicate touch as one false move could result in a valuable gemstone broken or cracked.
A hand carved gemstone will be a unique work of art as opposed to a computer aided design. In addition, a skilled traditional craftsman will use grinding wheels, dop sticks, burs and drills while modern techniques include laser and water cutters.
Gemstone Carving History
The carving of various materials into figurines, animal or symbolic shapes is one of human being's earliest art forms. Archaeologists have discovered a number of female figures - often referred to as Venus - which are 40,000 years old and were probably some sort of fertility symbol.
Ancient craftsmen used flints, antlers and basic hammers in the early days and only softer types of stones or ivory could be successfully shaped. As civilization developed, stone was often carved into statues, monuments, hieroglyphics and steles and the use of precious gemstones for carving probably developed from there.
Gemstone carvings date back up to 5000 years BC with first the Hittites and Assyrians then the Egyptians and Greeks known to be very accomplished in the craft of gem carving.
Some of the earliest gemstones carvings we have are seals for rulers to authenticate official documents and amulets used for protection when fighting or traveling.
What jewelry are Gemstone Carvings suitable for?
Gemstone carvings can be used for many items of jewelry. Larger single pieces can make beautiful pendants or brooches, others can make eye-catching rings. Gemstone carvings are often found in pairs and matching lots so earrings become an excellent option as well as other multi-stone jewelry designs.
How to use Gemstone Carvings
Apart from use in jewelry, gemstone carvings can be used for decorative purposes around the house or the office. This can be just for their attractive looks but also for their spiritual power or to encourage positive Feng Shui energy.
Gemstone carvings can make excellent gifts. Flora and fauna lovers will appreciate the various designs from the animal kingdom and natural world. The spiritual will love the metaphysical powers that certain gemstones and shapes can bring. Many gemstone carvings use birthstones and combining a special carving with someone's birthstone can make a very personal birthday present.