These gemstone carvings are hand carved by master carvers. We use all types of semi precious gemstone materials and have carvings of all types. Mineshaft has direct contacts with several master carvers in different factories in main land China. We often use our own selected gem rough to make our own special carvings. We also have several carvers working on softer material such as fossil mammoth ivory and amber in Bali, Indonesia. The gemstone carvings here are just a small representation of our constantly changing stock. If you collect gemstone carvings of a particular theme, or gem material, send us an e mail and we will send you pictures of what we have. We will try to keep this section as up to date as possible so most of the carvings will be available for purchase. The postage fee is the actual postage rate we have to pay and there are no handling charges.
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BOULDER OPAL SNAKE . This is a wonderful boulder opal carving and being the ‘year of the snake’ gives it added interest. The carving measures 67mm by 52mm by 41mm and it weighs 895 carats. The price is A$500. Click on the image for a larger picture. THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that a Snake could never have a problem with his family starving because he is such a great mediator, making him good at business. Or it could mean that a Snake would be willing to sacrifice his possessions, something the Snake has a lot of, in order to pay for his family’s food. Any way it is interpreted is representative of the Snake’s character and is a measure of the value he puts on his material wealth. The Snake is keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise.
MAMMOTH IVORY carved snakes. These snakes measure 90mm and 67mm long. The price is A$100 each. Click on the image for a larger picture..
Gemstone skulls. These are just three from our skull collection. There are others at the very base of this page.
JASPER and CRYSTAL SKULL. This is a high quality carving with a well polished skull carved in the Jasper. The Quartz crystal cluster is very high quality, bright and sparkling. The carving measures 84 mm by 72 mm by 52 mm. It weighs just over 400 grams. The price is A$180.
3 AMBER CARVINGS.
The nude is 54mm in length. The code is 20450069 and the price is A$150.
The owl is 32mm high. The code is 20334550 and the price is A$60
The skull (in head) is 34mm. The code is 20334543 and the price is A$60
Amber Lion. This marvellous carving measures 50 mm by 27 mm by 20 mm and has been master carved by our amber carver in Bali. The amber is Baltic amber. The code is 2040045 and the price is A$200.
Amber Panther. Carved in Baltic Amber by our Amber master carver in Bali. The carving measures 60 mm by 30 mm by 20mm. The code is 20387982 and the price is A$300
AMBER CARVINGS. These are all carved from natural Baltic amber by our own carvers in Bali. They are all highly detailed and very popular’ We have just purchased a lovely parcel of rough Baltic amber and our carvers will be producing more of these exquisite carvings in the future.
Epidote & Prase Unicorn. This carving is carved from the one piece of rough. It weighs 219 grams. The code is 20452834 and the price is A$150.
AUSTRALIAN ZEBRA STONE unique carvings. These carvings are hand done by our ‘mammoth’ carvers in Bali. They take a full day to carve from a single piece of hard Zebra stone. The price is A$60 and $80 each.
Bone and Wood carving. This is a combination of materials and beautifully carved. The carving stands 100mm high. The price is $125. Click on the image for a larger picture.
King Tut. The labradorite used in this carving is the best. An unusual golden brown with a vibrant flash. This is a free standing carving weighing 183 grams and measuring 80 mm by 50 mm by 30 mm. The code is 20452124. The price is A$150
AGATE TURTLE. This is an Agate from Agate Creek in far north Queensland. The nodule is as it was found with the turtle carved on top of it. Quite a unique Australian Agate carving for only A$60. Click on the image for a larger picture.
LIZARD in RUTILATED QUARTZ. This carving is done in very clean Rutilated Quartz. The needles of Rutile are a fine golden colour and very easily seen in the ice clear Quartz. The price is A$150. The carving measures 70mm by 34mm by 28mm and weighs 102 grams. click on image for a larger picture.
A nice piece of amethyst carved into a nice Lizard. The carving measures 90 mm x 50 mm x 38 mm and weighs 193 grams. The price is A$200 plus postage. Click on image for larger picture.
AMETHYST LIZARD. Another nice carving from quite a transparent piece of Amethyst. The carving measures 73mm by 55mm by 34mm and weighs 109 grams. The price is A$150.
This carving is master carved in Rhodonite. The carving measures 105mm x 60 mm x 45 mm and weighs 330 grams. The price is A$450 plus postage.
. This is another beautiful carving from Agate Creek agate. It measures 65 mm x 55 mm x 30 mm and weighs 101 grams. The price is A$120. Click on image for larger picture.
This is a nice carving of three mice playing. It measures 60 mm x 45 mm x 25 mm and weighs 68 grams. The back of the carvings shows the un-worked rough surface of the rock. The price is A$120 plus postage. Click on image for larger picture.
AMETHYST Lizard. This is a very nice piece of translucent amethyst of quite nice medium coloured material. The carving measures 67mm x 43 mm x 38mm. It weighs 100 carats. The price is A$150 plus postage. Click on the image for a larger picture.
The Chrysoprase in this carving is a lovely apple green bright colour. The carving measures 85 mm x 50 mm x 20 mm and weighs 96 grams. The cost is A$120 plus postage. Click on image for larger picture.
This is an incredible boulder opal carving. It has been carved by a master carver and the detail is amazing. This veinlets of nice opal are throughout the carving. The carving measures 200mm by 180mm by 90mm and weighs 2.94 kilo. The price is A$4000. Click on image for larger picture.
NATURAL EMERALD CRYSTALS in a vein on JASPER. This is a really rare ,collectable carving. The price is A$400. Click on the image for a larger picture.
FOSSIL AMMONITE SKULL. This is a unique skull. When you look in to the eye sockets the inside of the skull has tiny perfect crystals of Calcite. The ammonite measures 79 mm and weighs 161 grams. The price is A$120.
Mineshaft has many gemstone skulls in several sizes These are just a few.