7 rhodonite & Nevada Lapis oval cabochons @ 55% off/Seconds
9mm x 9mm - 9mm x 23mm
45.5 carats (combined weight)
This is a different type of listing. These are what I call "seconds" as they are left over from my jewelry making. They are all stone cabochons but have minor flaws to the stones such as a minor fracture, missing a piece of backing, poorly cut, etc. They are still useable, but I cannot sell them at full price because of the minor damage to the stone. I would normally sell these to beginning silversmith and craftsman students to practice on. I'm no longer near any school so I thought I'd make these available for fun, for those who just want to use them in other projects. Some of the flaws can be covered by the wire wrappers, bezeling, etc.
All my cabochons are backed in hard, black epoxy for stability and strength.
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When used as a gemstone, Rhodonite is almost always opaque. A rare form of transparent gemmy Rhodonite is occasionally faceted as a gemstone, creating a deeply colored beautiful gemstone. This form of Rhodonite is relatively soft for a gemstone, and being highly valued by mineral collectors, it retains its value in its natual form. Thus, such stones are rarely cut, but when they are they command very high prices. Rhodonite was used as an important carving stone in Russia, with classic ornamental pillars, serving bowls, tiles, and sculptures made from Rhodonite for Russian aristocrats, especially the Russian czars. Rhodonite is polished into beads and cabochons, and is used in necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. It is occasionally carved into ornamental objects, ornate tiles, and small statues. The deep pink to red transparent forms are occasionally faceted as rare gemstones.
Lapis Nevada is a beautiful gemstone discovered in the state of Nevada in 1954. It is an opaque stone in shades of pink, green and cream. It's not a gemstone that is seen very often, but it is not terribly rare. Lapis Nevada is actually a combination of many different minerals. The presence of the dominant minerals determines the color of each individual piece. It can be predominately pink, green, cream, rose-pink and even lavender.
2-5 business days
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Yes, I do custom orders! Click on the Custom Order Request link on the home page or in any one of my listings. I'll let you know if I have those stones. I have LOTS of inventory but not all of it is listed so it's very possible that I may already have what you are looking for.
With any custom request, please provide exact dimensions (length, width, thickness and shape). Pictures are encouraged and welcomed as it makes the custom cutting process much easier.
Yes, all my cabochons are american-made. A majority of my stones are mined in the American West--Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, etc. I cut all my stones in my home shop here in sunny Florida.
My stones are very sturdy. They are all backed with a hard black epoxy that increases their strength and stability, but they will crack and break if dropped on a hard surface such as tile or concrete. They are very tough when it comes to setting and bezeling them but don't play catch with them ;)
Yes, I can cut different shapes than those I have listed. Please click the Custom Order Rquest link on the home page or in any listing. Not everything is cuttable although I can generally make it work. I will let you know if I can do it and then give you an estimate on the project. For totally new shapes, there WILL be an additional "lapidary design fee" of $50 on the order. Sketches, drawings or pictures are encouraged. But exact dimensions are a must.
No, I do not do silversmithing. I do no bezel, inlay or solder silver or gold. But I do know many fine silversmiths who would like to help you with your silversmithing needs. Message me and will provide you with some names.
Yes! I have a huge inventory from years of stone cutting. Not all of it is posted in my store. Often I have more than one of the cabochons you are looking for.
Since we are dealing with natural rock they will not be exactly identical in color or matrix, but I can generally get pretty close. I do however have the same shapes in many different, stones colors and sizes.
If I don't have more in stock, I can generally cut what you want but for new cuttings I require a $60 minimum order.
Just click the Custom Order Request link, explain what you want with dimensions, stone type and look and I will give you a price quote.
Yes! I can make any of my stones into a pair of earrings or pendant. All of my shaped cabochons have this as an option for an extra fee.
If you wish to have a standard cabochon (square, oval, triangle, circle, etc.) made into jewelry, you would have to click the Custom Order Request button in the listing. I would then be able to give you a price quote.
Pair of earrings: Additional $25 (2 stones drilled with sterling silver eyehook, bail and french ear wires)
Pendant: Additional $15 (1 stone drilled with sterling silver eyehook and bail)