This free form Fire Agate gemstone carving is in the shape of a 'claw' and could be used for a display piece or unique piece of jewelry for a creative artisan. It has predominately orange and brown colors with some green showing through and requires good lighting conditions for best fire display. The backside of the gemstone is curved (see thickness photo) so it would likely be best used in a wire wrap project if used for jewelry purposes. The stone measures 29 x 11 x 5 mm and weighs 13.5 carats. This one of a kind gemstone carving would make for a wonderful addition to any gemstone or mineral specimen collection. Gem Grade: CCC
The fire agate rough that this piece was created from originated from Slaughter Mountain, Arizona, known for fire agate gemstones with intense color variations from bright reds and oranges to intense greens, purples and blues. Photographs were taken outdoors in sunlight and indoors under lights while the carving was dry and to best display the internal fire.
Grading: Fire Agate US gem grades are based off of a weighted point system. This system includes these factors: Color (# colors represented, color tone, fire type), Cut (quality of craftsmanship, finish, overall shape and usability of stone, % of surface with fire), Refraction (how much light it takes to 'fire up', brightness), Aspect (how well the fire displays from different viewing aspects), Size (weight factor), Unique Factors (sagenite sprays, inclusions), Flaws (cracks, areas of no fire). Available grades are D, DD, DDD, C, CC, CCC, B, BB, BBB, A, AA, AAA.
Shipping: Within the US $2.95 for USPS Priority Mail. Outside the US $6.95 for USPS International First Class Mail. International buyers are responsible for any and all required tariffs, taxes, custom duties and any related importation fees.
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About Us: Fire Agate US specialize in Fire Agates! We are located in Arizona, one of the few locations in the world where Fire Agates can be found. We currently operate multiple gemstone mines and have access to some of the best fire agate material available.