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Note from shop owner The Agate Works is on vacation mode as we head to Oregon, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota for our annual mining expedition. Please watch for our Etsy Shop to reopen on or about June 14. Thank you!

Gary and Kathie

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 11, 2017

The Agate Works is on vacation mode as we head to Oregon, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota for our annual mining expedition. Please watch for our Etsy Shop to reopen on or about June 14. Thank you!

Gary and Kathie

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2578)
The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, this is spectacular. Thank you Gary + Kathie for your awesome craftsmanship, I am so pleased with every cab I have received and I have quite a few. All cabs are better in hand, a delight and true GEMS!

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another cab from this wonderful material, I now have several.

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is the best Picasso cab I have seen yet anywhere. Great composition!

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Complexity indeed, even fractal-like. Many thanks.

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Rare colors and interesting pattern. Many thanks.

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful material, better than pictured.

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Deep, rich colors, also translucent. Love it!

The Stone Pearl

The Stone Pearl on Apr 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic, among the best of this stone I've seen. Many thanks.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Gary and Kathie McFarlane have been mining and cutting gemstones since 1980. What started as a family hobby has evolved into a passion for working with stones.

Our goal is to showcase all of the colors, patterns and beauty that are present within each stone.

The Agate Works was created to provide jewelry artists and cabochon collectors with unique gemstones of high-quality workmanship. Many of the materials we offer have been self-mined from the Western United States and Mexico.

Please let us know if you need a unique stone for a special project.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
Payment
We prefer payment through PayPal, but will also accept payments by check. Please be aware that payment by check will result in delay of shipment until it has been confirmed that the check has cleared (up to 10 days).

We would appreciate payment within 7 days of purchase, but will hold an order open for as long as 14 days with notice to us that you are considering the purchase of an additional item. We would like to encourage use of combined shipping to reduce the cost of postage and handling to our customers.

Payments through PayPal require shipment to the address verified by PayPal.
Shipping
We typically ship through the USPS using First Class -- Parcel. Please let us know if you prefer another option and we can revise our shipping and handling cost to meet your needs.

Insurance is available to the buyer as an option at a cost of $1.50 per shipment (yes, we subsidize the cost to encourage our buyers to insure their purchases). Once the package has been shipped, The Agate Works will not be responsible for lost packages if insurance was not purchased.

We will be pleased to ship to our international customers. Please contact us in advance of purchase to confirm the shipping and handling cost for destinations outside of the U.S. and Canada. The buyer is responsible for payment of all applicable customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
We know that a stone in the hand sometimes looks different than a picture on your computer screen. We will gladly refund your purchase price, minus shipping and handling costs, for unaltered cabochons that are returned within 7 days from the date of payment. Please advise us if you are planning to return an item to allow us to expedite your refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
We offer custom cutting of cabochons from your slab(s). Please let us know what you might like and we will be happy to provide a quotation to meet your requirements.