semiprecious gem and mineral specimens

Terra Piedra's variety of sizes and sculptured pieces will leave you breathless, from delicate objets d'art to massive specimens that define a room.   We have several types of jade, pearl jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, druze quartz, rose quartz, Himalayan quartz, onyx  and citrine.


The Chrysanthemum and Bamboo pieces occur naturally in Enshi, Hubei Province, China. Most of the specimens are collected from river beds. The actual flowers and leaves are embedded in a grey limestone with the minerals Celestite and Calcite constituting the shapes. They are considered to be of Permian age, approximately 250 million years old.


If you gaze deep into a crystal ball, you will see a versatile gemstone, one of the most popular gems on earth. Beautiful quartz, the "rock crystal" used in ancient times to make crystal balls and bowls, is today more often seen set in gold jewelery. Terra Piedra has a huge variety of crystals from large geodes to fine, sculpted miniatures.


Most minerals combine over long periods of time  to form rocks, like the quartz, feldspar, and mica found in granite. The rarest and most beautiful may be turned into jewelry. Terra Piedra has taken the most rare of specimens and turned them into works of art.  We specialize in large tabletop pieces either sculpted or in their original state.


These beautiful, large, smooth river stones were formed over thousands of years by the waterfalls of the Yangtze River in China. Their sheer massive presence makes them especially appealing for commercial and public settings.  Due to their rarity in obtaining and importing, we only have a few.


Geodes are rounded  formations that, once broken open, expose a beautiful crystalline interior. You never know what you’ll find inside a geode until it has been broken open. Geodes are typically sold only after the center has been revealed. The interiors are agate, quartz, amethyst, or chalcedony.

Our Process

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Terra Piedra ships  anywhere in the world, anywhere you are. Each piece is carefully wrapped, packed, custom-crated, and insured for safe passage and arrival to you in perfect condition. Method of delivery is your choice: Air (4-5 days from and within the U.S.) or commercial container ship, which normally takes 30 days to most ports in Asia, and somewhat less to ports in Europe. We recommend using UPS International or FedEx International for overseas air shipping.
Our  collection spans over 50 years in research, study and travel to find and bring these beautiful, natural art forms to you. Upon discovery, each piece is carefully crated and shipped to our studio in Houston where it is verified and tested.
If you don't see what you are looking for on our site, please contact us and ask. Much of what we have is not featured in our website, but will be as we develop to completion.
We are constantly updating our inventory as we find and finesse new pieces.  Email us for our full-color catalog.

Contact Us

Phone:(609) 718 0542 Fax:(609) 718 0542 Email:info@TerraPiedra.com Web:http://TerraPiedra.com

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