Gemstone Spheres made from Agate,
Jasper, Marble and other Gemstones

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SP800b  Here's a unique item, an exceptional and unusual Selenite sphere. This larger sphere measures 4 1/2" in diameter. It has a good polish and nice design. It has neat translucent or semitransparent areas on each end that allows you to see through the sphere. This is softer material and there are a few nicks and scratches and this has been reflected in the reduced price. Grab it quick!

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Selenite, also known as Satin Spar, Desert Rose and Gypsum Flower, are the four Crystalline varieties of Gypsum.  It is a very soft material composed of Calcium Sulfate.  Selenite is often transparent and colorless.  If color is present it is often due to impurities or presence of other minerals. 

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Selenite Sphere

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$120.00

SP802b  This is an interesting, very cool Petrified Wood sphere.  It measure 4 5/8" in diameter and has a good polish.  The sphere has a lovely assortment of colors of Tan, Brown, Orange, Red and Cream. It also has a cool natural cavity and lots of crystal areas. Very beautiful!

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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 gives 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 Sphere

$40.00

SP803c  Here is something different for the sphere collector. This is a very nice quality Large Grain Granite sphere.  The sphere measures 2 3/8" and has a good polished finish that make the colors just pop! The sphere has an interesting mix of great earth tone colors in a fabulous design. It's actually a bit darker than appears in the photo. A great addition to any 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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 Large Grain Granite Sphere

$24.00

SP804b  Here is an exceptional Onyx sphere from Pakistan.  It measures 3 7/8" in diameter and has a good polish.  This sphere has lovely colors of  White, Green, Brown and Cream with various highlights all in an interesting design. Very nice.

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Onyx is a banded variety of Calcite.  The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color except shades of purple, blue and black.  It is used for vases, bowls, beads, cabochons and other items.  This type is found in Mexico and Pakistan and is often carved and polished into various items.  This material is much more readily available and softer than the gemstone commonly called Black Onyx which is a silica gem.

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 Onyx Sphere

$60.00 SP805b   Here's a cool new item, a Brecciated Jasper sphere from Madagascar. This beautiful sphere has great mix of contrasting  colors, neat small cavities all in a mesmerizing design! It has a great polish and measures 3 1/2" in diameter. Grab this one quick!

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and other decorative items.

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Brecciated Jasper Sphere

$70.00 SP806c  Here is a very pretty Ice Cream Jasper sphere from Madagascar.  It has beautiful colors  with lots of other accents in a very interesting and different design!  This sphere has a a good polish and measures 3 5/8" in diameter. A beautiful sphere that exhibits nature at its best.

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and other decorative items.

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Ice Cream Jasper  Sphere

$14.00

SP807c  Here's a new item,  this is a very pretty Blue Goldstone sphere. This sphere measures 1 1/2".  It has a nice polish which reveals the  great Blue color and lots of sparkle!  Very pretty!

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Goldstone is a type of man-made glass with Copper or Copper salts made by a reducing flame.  The most common form of Goldstone give the illusion of being a reddish-brown, although in fact the color comes from the Copper crystals and the glass itself is colorless.  Other variants have an intensely color matrix usually blue or violet, and more rare, green.

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 Blue Goldstone Sphere

$12.00

SP808c  Here's a nice Marble sphere from China. It measures 2 7/8" in diameter  and has a nice polish. This nice sphere has good color and neat design. A nice addition to any collection!

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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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Marble Sphere

$90.00

SP809c  Here is a very different sphere to add to your collection.  This is a very nice quality Mystic Merlinte sphere that measures 4" in diameter and has a nice appearance with a good polish. This sphere has great color and design and  is a one of a kind sphere that does not come around that often!

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Indigo Gabbro or Mystic Merlinite is a newly mined crystal from Madagascar. It has amazing colors from light indigo purple to black. Gabbro refers to a large group of dark, coarse-grained, intrusive mafic igneous rock chemically equivalent to Basalt. The vast majority of the Earth's surface is underlain by Gabbro within the oceanic crust, produced by Basalt magmatism at mid-ocean ridges. Gabbro often contains valuable amounts of Chromium, Nickel, Cobalt, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Copper Sulfides. The name given to Merlinite is by no means a random act. It's source in Cornwall, England has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur and his sorcerer Merlin.

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Mystic Merlinite Sphere

$95.00

SP810b  Here's an exceptional Rhodocrosite sphere. It measures 1 5/8" in diameter and has a very unique pattern, good polish and great design.  This sphere would make a nice gift for the sphere collector or just keep it for yourself. 

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Rhodocrosite is a Manganese Carbonate mineral. It is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. It is used as a key component of low-cost stainless steel and certain Aluminum alloys. Quality banded specimens are often used for decorative stones and jewelry, although it is relatively soft and difficult to cut.

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Rhodocrosite Sphere

$35.00

SP811c  This is an exceptional Rose Quartz sphere from Madagascar.  It measures 2 1/8" in diameter and has a very good polish.  It has great clarity, fabulous inclusions, subtle "rainbow" reflections and a beautiful 3-D "star" (when rotated in bright light) on both sides of the sphere. The third photo below shows the "star" on this sphere which was very difficult to capture. The last photo shows it better from another sphere.  The sphere would make a nice gift for the sphere collector or just keep it for yourself. 

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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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Rose Quartz Sphere

$90.00 SP812b  Here is an exceptional Agate sphere from Uruguay. This nice sized sphere measures 3" and has an excellent polish. This lovely Agate sphere has beautiful banding with fascinating color, crystal and design.  Very nice!

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Agate Sphere

$20.00

SP813c   Here's a very good quality Rain Forest Jasper Sphere from Australia.  This cool sphere measures nearly 2" and has a good polish. This sphere has wonderful color and neat design adding to the overall  beauty.

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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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Rainforest Jasper Sphere

$70.00

SP814c  Here is a very unique sphere!  This is a very nice Agate sphere from Madagascar.  The sphere measures 2 1/4" in diameter and has a highly polished finish.  The sphere has a soft Blue and Grey color with a nice banding pattern, neat Agate windows and cool crystal cavity.  This sphere is truly unique and a one-of-a-kind beauty.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Agate Sphere

$12.00 SP815b This is a very nice Sodalite sphere. It measures approximately 1 1/2" and has a good polish. It has royal blue color with striking contrasting accents. A wonderful new addition to our sphere section!

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Sodalite is a rich royal blue mineral enjoyed as an ornamental stone. Although massive samples are opaque, Crystals are usually transparent to translucent. It is very similar to Lapis but without the Pyrite Crystals and distinguishable color differences. It makes great jewelry, cabochons and beads.

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Sodalite Sphere

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