EACH INDIVIDUAL CABOCHON IS $150. Choose which gemstone you want in the options category.
4 various cabochons of collector quality. These are large gemstones that are being offered without any sculpting - with the intent that you might keep the gemstones in a collection or display them. You CAN request custom sculpting of these gemstones. See the options. Otherwise you will get the exact gemstones as pictured.
Ammolite - Size 1 7/8" X 2 1/2 Depth varies but is between 1/8"-1/4"
Ammolite is an iridescent, gem-quality material cut from the fossilizes shells of extinct sea creatures known as ammonites. Found in the Bearpaw Formation in Alberta, Canada, this organic gemstone has a dazzline range of colors and patterns.
Ammolites can be very fragile so it is common for lapidarists to set the ammolite gemstone on top of a natural shale stone, and then protect the top with a clear quartz. This treatment has been done on this stone. See video below.
Plume Agate - Size 2 1/2" X 1 1/2" Depth 1/8" SOLD
Cripple Creek Picture Jasper - 1 and 2
1 - Size 2 1/2" X 1 1/2" Depth 1/8"
2- Size 2 1/2" X 1 7/8" Depth 3/16"
Origin: Owyhee Mountains of Eastern Oregon
Cripple Creek Picture jaspers are simply Gods best work - naturally forming stone that displays wonderful desert scenery.
Jasper is a common name given to many varieties of natural gemstones. The name Jasper is typically expanded upon depending either on the origin of the stone or the color formation. It is rare to find a solid colored jasper gemstone because most are infused with numerous colors, banding, stripes and in some cases, even spots (typically referred to as 'orbs' or 'eggs'. The bands, stripes and orbs are formed from a high concentration of other minerals that are infused into the rocks over long periods of time.
The name "jasper" is of Greek origin meaning "spotted stone." Jasper is mentioned in the bible as one of the precious gemstones to adorn the breast plate of the high priest during the Exodus and it is also mentioned in other chapters of the bible. In the Book of Revelation (21:11), the new Jerusalem descending from heaven is described as follows: "It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal."
Jasper is found in a number of countries, most notably Egypt, South Africa, India, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Uruguay, Australia, the USSR, Brazil, Canada, and the United States.