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Mothers Day

Posted by John Coxon on

Mothers Day celebrations are as old as humanity, even though the contemporary version of Mothers Day has only been in place for the past 100 years. For Mothers Day 2020 Carved Creations will be offering a range of Jade earrings on special offer for Mothers Day.

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Why So Valuable?

Posted by John Coxon on

Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the value of the worlds most expensive gemstones is in the wallets of the collectors, museums and the rich and famous. There are many factors that go into making a piece of jewellery truely unique.

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Opals from Australia

Posted by John Coxon on

Opals from Australia have renown international recognition. Boulder opal from the Queensland fields, black opal from Lightening Ridge in NSW and Coober Pedy opals. This reputation belies the fact that production of Australian opals has been declining since the 1970's. Opal mining is hard work in harsh, often desert-like environments. Heavy machinery, underground mining, explosives and remote regions add an element of risk and danger. These contribute to the high cost of opals as a finished product. Much of Australia's opal discovery and production occured during the early half of the 20th century. Now, many historic opal bearing regions have...

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DIY stone carving

Posted by John Coxon on

Learning to carve stone isn't as difficult as it may appear, you just gotta use whats available, get started, keep learning and have fun.

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Jadeite or Nephrite Jade

Posted by John Coxon on

Nephrite and Jadeite are both varieties of Jade gemstone. Both are found in a variety of colours. The interlocking, felted structure of Jade enables high quality, fine art carvings and highly polished jewellery

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