Zoisite and Hornblende tumblestones

Interesting little green and black tumblestones consisting of Zoisite with Hornblende inclusions.


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Zoisite and Hornblende tumblestones

Interesting little green and black tumblestones consisting of Zoisite with Hornblende inclusions.

These are often found with Ruby, and are then referred to as Ruby in Zoisite. However, these pieces do not contain any Ruby as far as I can tell, or, at least - no fluorescent Ruby.

Unfortunately, these do suffer from the same fate as 'Ruby in Zoisite', as they are often transported together - Hornblende has a hardness of around 5-6 on the Mohs scale, Zoisite a 6-7, Corundum/Ruby a 9. This means that while they are together, in the bulk bags from the tumblestone wholesalers, they rub together and often end up somewhat unpolished looking.


Tumblestones often make up the bulk of peoples early mineral collections, and are an excellent stepping stone into mineral collection.
Tumbled stones are created by a rock tumbler – a machine which rolls rough rocks in a barrel filled with abrasives over several weeks, mimicking the process which rocks would undergo in a river.

We select a random piece for you from the stock we currently hold. If you’d like to choose one for yourself, please get in touch. Our photographs are intended to give you an idea of the average quality of the pieces.

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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What are tumblestones?

Tumblestones are stones that have been put in spinning barrels with an abrasive compound for weeks or months. This slowly rounds off the rough rock and corners – the stones are then cleaned, and placed with a less abrasive grit. This happens several times until the stones are placed into a barrel with a polishing compound for their final polish.