Carved Gemstone Hearts made from
Various Agate and Other Minerals

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$24.00 H200c  Here is something different from the gift department at the Rock Shed.  This is a very attractive Heart made from from Green Opal from Madagascar.   It has excellent color contrast between the yellowish green and darker browns from different directions.  The lovely heart measures 2" wide x 1 7/8" tall x almost 7/8" thick.   Something different for that special person or to add to the collection.   

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Opal is a colorful mineral of hydrated form of Silica related to Quartz. It's internal structure makes it diffract light, taking on many colors depending on the conditions when it was formed. Those colors can range from clear through white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, rose, pink, brown and black. Opal varies in optical density from opaque to semi-transparent. Opal is the national gemstone of Australia, a producer of over 93% of the world's supply.

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Green Opal Heart

$130.00 H201c  This is a very pretty Amethyst Heart from Brazil.  This lovely heart has gorgeous sparkly Purple tipped crystals of different sizes with nice points.  It has a nice polish around the outer edge and wonderful Amethyst character.  It measures almost 4 1/2" wide x nearly 3 1/4" tall x almost 1 5/8" thick.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection. 

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Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz often used as an ornament.  Upon exposure to heat, Amethyst generally becomes yellow, which some refer to as Citrine or "burnt" Amethyst.  It occurs in color from a light, slightly pinkish violet to a deep grape purple.  It is widely distributed as a mineral, but fine, clear specimens that are suitable for cutting as ornamental stones.

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Amethyst Heart

$8.50 H202b  Here is a new addition to our small Hearts.  This is a set of 3 smaller Clear Quartz, Blue Goldstone and Tiger Eye hearts.  Each Heart measures approximately 1 1/8" x 1 1/8" x 1/2".  They are all beautiful and vibrant.  A great gift for that someone special.  

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Three Small Hearts

$28.00 H203c  This is a pretty and very unique Orange Calcite Heart from Mexico.  It has a great bright Orange color with white accents.  The large heart measures 4 3/4" wide x almost 4" tall x nearly 2 3/8" thick and has a nice polish.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection. 

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Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

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Orange Calcite Heart

$8.50 H204b   This is a pretty gemstone heart carved from Green Jasper.  This heart measures 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall x over 7/8" thick with a lovely green with lighter color accemt combination.  Very cool!

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Green Jasper Heart

$65.00 H205b  Here is an interesting find!!  This is an outstanding quality gemstone heart carved from Labradorite.   It has excellent blue - gold flash in the light from different directions.  The lovely heart measures 4 1/2" wide x almost 4" tall x nearly 1 3/4" thick.   An excellent catch for the heart collector.

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Labradorite is a Feldspar mineral that occurs in large Crystal masses in anorthosite and shows an iridescence or "play of colors."  Gemstone varieties of Labradorite exhibiting a high degree of iridescence are Spectrolite, Moonstone and Sunstone.  High quality samples with good iridescent qualities are desired for jewelry.

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Labradorite Heart

$24.00 H206b  Here is a lovely Graphic Granite Heart.  This pretty heart measures 2 1/2" wide x 2 3/8" tall x 1 1/8" thick and has a great polish.  It has very cool tan colors and darker accents. Very unique!  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection.

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Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive igneous rock. Granites are usually medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual Crystals. It can be pink to dark gray or even black depending on the chemistry and mineralogy. It is a hard and tough substance is used mostly in construction and landscaping.

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Graphic Granite Heart

$18.00 H207c  This is an lovely gemstone Heart carved from Poly Chrome Jasper.  It measures 2 1/4" wide x 2 1/8" tall x 1" thick and has great Poly Chrome colors in a very cool design.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection.

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Picture Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Poly Chrome Jasper Heart

$30.00 H208b  This is very nice Heart made from Spinel from India.  It has pretty dark ruby red colors accented by white, grey and black in a nice design.  This pretty heart measures 2 1/2" wide x almost 2 3/8" tall x 1 1/8" thick with a good polish.

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Spinel is the great impostor of gemstone history: many famous rubies in crown jewels around the world are actually spinels. It may be colorless, but is usually various shades of red, blue, green, yellow, brown, or black. In Burma, where some of the most beautiful colours are mined, spinel was recognised as a separate gem species as early as 1587. In other countries the masquerade went on for hundreds of years. Spinels were most often referred to as 'balas rubies', which may have referred to their colour or their country of origin.

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Spinel Heart

$38.00 H209b  This is a very pretty and unique Petrified Wood Heart from Madagascar.  The lovely heart has a great color combination of various reds, brown, tan and grey.  It measures nearly 3 1/2" wide x over 3" tall x almost 1 5/8" thick and has a nice polish.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection. 

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Petrified Wood is a type of a fossil as it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals while retaining the original structure of the wood. These minerals are most often Silicates such as Quartz. Other minerals, Manganese, Iron and Copper, in the water or mud during the petrification process give Petrified Wood a variety of color ranges: black - Carbon; green/blue - Copper; red/brown/yellow - Iron. Petrified Wood can preserve the original structure of the wood in all its detail all the way down to the microscopic level. Structures such as tree rings and the various tissues are often observed features. Although Petrified Wood can be found worldwide, it is rather rare in larger quantities and at times can be difficult to obtain by the average collector.

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Petrified Wood Heart

$25.00 H210c  Here is an interesting find!!  This is a pretty, above average quality, gemstone heart carved from Multi-colored Marble.   It has excellent variety of different colors, ranging from yellow to purple with different accents.  The heart measures 2 3/4" wide x 2 1/2" tall x 1 1/4" thick.   A good catch for the heart collector.

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Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting of Limestone but composed mostly of Calcite.  It is used extensively for sculpture, building materials and has many decorative uses.  The pure white Marble is probably the most common form known, but the characteristic swirls and veins of many colored Marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as Clay, Silt, Sand, Iron Oxides or Chert.

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Multi-color Marble Heart

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H211b  This is a pretty Fire Quartz Heart.  It measures over 3 5/8" wide x almost 3 1/2" tall x 1 1/8" thick.  This heart has a beautiful polish and gorgeous Red tinted inclusions.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection. 

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Fire Quartz Heart

$12.00 H212c  This is a pretty, above average quality, gemstone Heart carved from Green Aventurine.  The lovely Aventurine Heart measures 2 1/8" wide x 1 7/8" tall x 1" thick and has a nice polish. Something different for that special person or to add to the collection.

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Aventurine is a form of Quartz that is characterized by its translucent and mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect called "aventurescence".  The most common color is green but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or grey.

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Green Aventurine Heart

$45.00 H213b  This is a very pretty Blue Celestite Heart made from a Geode from Madagascar.  It measures 4 3/4" wide x 3 7/8" x nearly 2 1/2" thick.  This very interesting and pretty Celestite Heart has a very detailed Blue interior with many, many well-defined Crystal points.  Definitely something different for the heart collector.

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Celestite, or Celestine, is a mineral consisting of Strontium Sulfate.  The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color.  This mineral occurs in Crystals and in compact massive, fibrous forms.  It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks and is often associated with Gypsum, Anhydrite and Halite.  The mineral is found worldwide usually in small quantities.  The pale blue variety are found in Madagascar.

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Blue Celestite Heart

$16.00 H215c  This is a pretty gemstone Heart carved from Septarian from Madagascar.  This lovely heart has lots of pretty yellow Calcite bordered by Aragonite.  It measures almost 2 7/8" wide x 2 1/2" tall x nearly 1 1/8" thick.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection.

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Septarian, also know as a type of Concretion, is a volume of sedimentary rock in which a mineral cement fills the porosity.  Concretions are often ovoid or spherical in shape.  They form within layers of sedimentary strata that has already been deposited.  It is composed of a Carbonate mineral such as Calcite, a Silica such as Chert, Flint or Jasper or an Iron Oxide such as Goethite or Hematite.  It is commonly found in Shale, Siltstones and Sandstones.

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Septarian Heart

$24.00 H217c  This is a fantastic gemstone heart carved from Carnelian.  It measures 2 7/8" wide x nearly 2 1/2" tall x 7/8" thick and has a nice polish.  This heart has fantastic Red to burnt Orange colors with lighter accents in a nice design on both sides. Close inspection shows lots of healed fractures, common for this material.  A great gift!

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Carnelian is a red or reddish-brown variant of Chalcedony but also may come in the colors of orange and pink.  It is quite common and usually found in translucent pebble form.  It is found in several areas of Europe, Iceland and Madagascar.

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Carnelian Heart

$30.00 H218c  This is a pretty gemstone heart carved from Polychrome Jasper.  This gorgeous and colorful Heart measures over 3" wide x 2 3/4" tall x nearly 1 3/8" thick and has a nice polish.  This is a wonderful heart that would make a great gift or a good addition to a collection.

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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 Polychrome Jasper Heart

$28.00

H219c  This is a pretty, above average quality, gemstone Heart carved from Sea Jasper.  The heart has very nice coloring and a very different unique design on each side with several natural cavities.  It  measures 2 7/8" wide x almost 2 3/8" tall x nearly 1 3/8" thick.  Very nice!

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This material is a new find from Madagascar. The deposit formed as a rhyolite flow but has been completely silicified. The Rhyolitic eyes or orbs come in an astonishing array of colors and color combinations. The back ground can be white, pink, green, red, or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common. This deposit has been discovered at the edge of the ocean. It can only be seen and collected at low tide. The area has no road so the material must be transported to civilization by boat.  This material is fast becoming a rarity in the Jasper ocean fields, so get one while it is still available.

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Sea Jasper Heart

$2.00 Black Bag  Here is a very soft, larger velour draw string bag.  The bag measures 5 1/4" x 4".  This size will hold several sizes of hearts,  larger carvings, eggs or spheres and our larger, 80 mm Glass Gemstones.

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Black Velvet Bag

$2.00 Red Bag  Here is a softer, extra large velvet draw string bag.  The bag measures 4" x 5 1/4".  This size will hold several sizes of hearts,  larger carvings, eggs or spheres and our larger, 80 mm Glass Gemstones. 

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Red Velvet Bag

$28.00 H220b  This is a very beautiful  gemstone Heart carved from Rose Quartz.  The pretty heart has very nice inclusions that add tons of character.  It measures almost 3 1/8" wide x over 2 3/4" tall x almost 1 3/8" thick and has a nice polish.  Something very nice and different for that special person or to add to the collection. 

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Rose Quartz is a type of Quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue.  The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of Titanium, Iron or Manganese, in the massive material.  Some Rose Quartz contains microscopic Rutile needles which produce an asterism in transmitted light.

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Rose Quartz Heart

$24.00 H221b  This is a pretty gemstone Heart carved from a Madagascar Septarian nodule.  It measures almost 2 5/8" wide x over 2 7/8" tall x 1 3/8" thick.  It has a great polish and wonderful color combination.  Something different for that special person or to add to the collection.

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Septarian, also know as a type of Concretion, is a volume of sedimentary rock in which a mineral cement fills the porosity.  Concretions are often ovoid or spherical in shape.  They form within layers of sedimentary strata that has already been deposited.  It is composed of a Carbonate mineral such as Calcite, a Silica such as Chert, Flint or Jasper or an Iron Oxide such as Goethite or Hematite.  It is commonly found in Shale, Siltstones and Sandstones.

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Septarian Heart

$30.00 H222c  This is a pretty gemstone heart carved from Polychrome Jasper.  This very colorful Heart measures 3 1/8" wide x nearly 2 3/4" tall x over 1 1/2" thick and has a nice polish.  This is a gorgeous heart that would make a great gift or a good addition to a collection.

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Polychrome Jasper Heart

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