Fantasia Mining is very proud to offer for auction these beautiful faceted
11x9 mm Emerald
Amethysts. Our cutters craft these sparkling stones for us using the finest faceting rough and the latest technology with semi-automatic faceting machines.
Strict Stone Tolerance: Every single stone is hand checked right here in our Virginia office to ensure it is within our strict tolerances when they are delivered from our cutters. The accepted standard for colored gemstones is that the stone should be within 0.25 mm but we strive for perfection, so we have gone beyond this accepted standard and used a digital micrometer to hand check every stone and guarantee that it is within a 0.2 mm tolerance on both sides. While we guarantee a 0.2 mm tolerance, we have found that due to our expert cutters and only using the newest technology, an average of 80% of our stones are within 0.13 mm which is nearly two times better than the accepted standard!
We receive a lot of questions about why this is so important. Having a properly calibrated stone makes it easy for any jeweler to set in any calibrated setting without the need of customization. This saves you significantly on cost (sometimes literally hundreds of dollars) when you decide to have your stone set in jewelry since the setting will not need to be significantly altered by a jeweler to fit your stone!
Superior Color Grading: Natural Amethyst contains a variety of color shades and hues. At the same time as we check our tolerances, we also examine and hand grade every single stone for color. The stones are separated into three grades, our AAA grade, A grade, and B grade. During this process we also visually check the stones for windows or other negative characteristics, and if any are found the stone is removed as defective. When you order a stone from Fantasia Mining, you can be confident that you will receive the color and quality that you are looking to get in your stone. We have included a comparison photograph at the bottom to show the difference in color between the three grades of Amethyst that we offer.
Exceptional Clarity and Fire: Every one of our stones is cut from the highest quality eye clean natural earth mined amethyst rough. This ensures that when you receive your stone it will not have any visible inclusions in the material. The final polish we use when cutting our stones produces a very high shine giving every stone we sell a superior brilliance with lots of sparkle and fire.
Stone Quality Guarantee: Our cutters hand craft hundreds of stones for us every month using high tech semi-automatic faceting machines. The stone you see pictured is one of the stones we have received and is representative of what you can expect in your order. The stone pictured is NOT the exact stone you will receive. We do stand behind our quality and spend a lot of time and effort to make sure our stones meet your expectations. If for any reason you are not happy with the stone you receive, please contact us and with our 100% satisfaction guarantee (see below) you can return the stone for a full refund.
Image and Video Information: The images you see were taken with a USB microscope which magnifies the stone between 20x and 100x to show extreme detail. With our images you can see every aspect and all characteristics of the stones, including those that are not visible to the naked eye. We do our best to give the most accurate representation of our stones as possible in our images. Due to different monitor imaging technologies, the color you see on your screen may vary from the actual color of the stones. We have NOT edited the colors, images or video with any photo editing software. The images you see are exactly as taken using only two 5K natural sunlight indoor lights and the USB microscope on default settings.
About Us: We are the owners of the Fantasia Mine and Avatar Crystal Mine located in Mount Ida, Arkansas. We are professional miners producing tons of minerals per year from our mines. We also offer the ultimate mining experience, where the public can come hard rock mine with us keeping everything they find. In addition to hard rock mining we also have gem mines open to the public in both Arkansas and Virginia where people can dig their own gem ore to find a multitude of different gems and minerals. Mining and beautiful minerals are our passion and we hope to share it with you.
Shipping Costs: Shipping within the USA for under 3 lbs is a flat rate of $6.95. For any order totaling between 3 lbs and 20 lbs of assorted items there is a flat rate shipping charge of $13.95. For any order totaling over 20 lbs of assorted items there is a flat rate shipping charge of $18.95.
Worldwide shipping for under 3 lbs is a flat rate of $28.95. Worldwide shipping for any order of assorted items totaling between 3 lbs and 20 lbs has a flat rate shipping charge of $71.95. Canada and Mexico have lower international shipping rates, and for those countries we will send you an invoice with the correct shipping charges. Purchaser is responsible for all duties and taxes.
We offer many types of gems, minerals, jewelry and specimens with combined shipping for multiple items, so take a look at some of the amazing items in our E-Bay Store and happy bidding!
Money Back Guarantee: With Fantasia Mining we want you to be happy so we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren't happy with your purchase for any reason, just contact us within 7 days of receipt and return the stones in their original condition so they are received within 14 days for a full refund minus shipping. We will always do our best to make sure you are completely satisfied.