Picture Stone – polished slices

Polished Picture Stone slices, various types of stone well known for their unusual graphic appearance, which looks almost like a desert landscape.


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Polished Picture Stone Slices

Polished Picture Stone slices, various types of stone well known for their unusual graphic appearance, which looks almost like a desert landscape.

Each slice is polished on the front and make excellent display pieces.

These were previously sold as Picture Jasper, but that is a trade name - we are trying to avoid using those where possible. This material is often a dendritic layered siltstone from China, not a form of Jasper. However, there are some others worldwide - Canada, Morocco, etc - rhyolites and mudstones. It's difficult to keep track sometimes!

The material is sometimes also known as "Picture Jasper" or "Kalahari Picture Stone", and 'Picture stone' is itself a trade name - however, we are trying to avoid using any trade names which misuse the name of another mineral.


We originally sold these slices for cabochon cutters. However, I feel that collectors may be interested in polished slices of minerals too!


Our current stock includes:

  • An interesting type of picture stone I haven't seen before, from Morocco. It looks similar to Mookaite, but is an entirely different material.


Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.



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