semiprecious gem and mineral specimensTerra 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.
FOSSILIZED SPECIMENSThe 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.
CRYSTALSIf 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.
MINERALSMost 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.
WATERFALL river STONESThese 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.
RARE GIANT GEODESGeodes 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.
I purchased one of the tall chrysanthemum fossils several years ago and placed it in the lobby of my building. It never fails to astonish our visitors and guests. We absolutely love it.R. E. Johnston, Houston, Texas
We have long believed in the healing power of crystals. I believe my family has enjoyed better health and harmony from the rose quartz we obtained from Terra Piedra. Thank you so much!Anna Quesenberry, New York, New York