Turritella Agate Cabochons

These are freeform Turritella Agate cabochons, cut from a contrasting fossiliferous stone.

Our freeform cabochons are sold singly as they are simply unique!

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Turritella Agate Cabochons

These are freeform Turritella Agate cabochons, cut from a contrasting fossiliferous stone. It is worth pointing out, however - the name Turritella Agate is completely incorrect!

The shells are not of the marine Turritella genus but are actually Elemia.

The material is also not technically an Agate, as it is not banded. Arguably a more correct trade name would be Elemia chalcedony or Elemia agate, but good luck getting that to catch on.

The fossilised gastropods (snails) are Elemia tenera, and come from the Green River Formation of Wyoming, making them around 42-53 million years old.

This material is prized due to its pleasing contrast.

Our freeform cabochons are sold singly as they are simply unique!

Our current stock includes:

  • #1 - 42.5x23.5x4.7MM - a true freeform, an unusual shape.
  • #2 - 38.5x34x5.4MM - a teardrop shape with numerous excellent cross sections.
  • #3 - 42x25.4x4.6MM - an oval - always a favourite with wire wrappers.
  • #4 - 37.8x18x6.5MM - a teardrop cab with one stand-out fossil taking the spotlight.
  • #5 - 46x26x6.4MM - an oval with a good mix of contrast.

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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