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Alabastrite is a product line name for
polyresin items. Alabastrite is a stone-based
material which can be intricately molded producing
great detail, and will allow paint to adhere. These
items may be cleaned by dusting, however, they
should not be washed with water as they are painted
with water soluble paints.
White clay with bone ash added. Bone ash
content must be at least 25% by U. S. guidelines.
Fired at 1800 degrees. The translucent material is
finished with a glaze or underglaze (matte).
Lighter, stronger, more expensive than
Fine ground white clay, molded and fired in an
oven for eight hours at 1200 degrees. Finished with
a glazed, underglazed, or "bisque" finish. Glazing
produces a high gloss; underglaze produces a matte
finish. Bisque is a matte finish without glaze.
After finishing, the item is "cooked" for six hours
at 800 degrees.
Jade porcelain is a type of porcelain made with
a finer clay. Usually no glaze or only a colorless
glaze will be applied at the final firing to show
off the very smooth surface and to preserve the
Jade Porcelain is used for night lights because of
its high degree of translucency when lit.
White clay with fine ground stone.
Working with stoneware demands great expertise, and
is in fact becoming a lost art. Stoneware is safe
to use in microwave and conventional ovens.
Unique fabric or paper prints are applied to
the surface of porcelain, dolomite or polyresin
items. After application, 12 layers of lacquer are
added and the item is hand polished to a high gloss
between each layer.
The most successful simulated diamond.
Properties such as refraction, hardness, and
specific gravity are remarkably similar to
diamonds. Example: 27432.
Cubic zirconia are very hard to distinguish from
diamonds; sometimes a jewelers loop will be needed
to see the difference.
Extremely hard, highly refractive colorless or
white crystalline of carbon. Diamonds, like all
gemstones, are judged in terms of Carats, or weight
(different from Karats, as in gold purity).
The ultimate precious metal. Virtually
indestructible, amazingly malleable, doesn't rust
or tarnish. Graded by purity; in the U.S. a scale
of 24 is used, so 24 Karats (24K) is 100% pure. 18K
is 18 parts gold and 6 parts alloy (other
metals), and so on. 10K is the legal minimum for
Karat-graded gold. The word
"Plumb" indicates the
exact purity of the piece.
Rubies, sapphires, emeralds and amethysts,
often treasured as birthstones, fall under the
category of gemstones. (See
determine the one right for you.) Gemstones are
priced and graded by Carat weight.
A smooth, lustrous, variously-colored deposit
formed around a grain of sand in the shell of a
certain mollusk. Pearls may be formed naturally or
"cultured" through an artificial implanting
To qualify as "sterling" a given piece must be
composed of a least 92.5% pure silver.
To closely emulate a special stone found in
China which is known for its deep red color, these
items are created using an alabastrite polyresin.
Hong Tze pieces are highly polished, further
bringing out the intense, deep red color.
Acrylic items are given the French Lilac
process, (used on glass), to achieve the
distinctive frosted look. Example: 27205.
The drama of frosted glass without the weight.
Gypsum is a white mineral which is usually used
to make Plaster of Paris.
A magnesia-rich, sedimentary rock resembling
limestone, dolomite is either gray, pink or white
Hand-painted and handcrafted items may vary
slightly in color or size when compared to others
of the same item. Figurines, carvings and
hand-painted items of porcelain, alabastrite,
ceramic, wood, stone, glass, etc., are created by
various artists and artisans. Each brings an
individual and personalized talent to his or her
work, making these products truly one-of-a-kind
design changes occur from time to time. Although we
believe our products are as pictured in the product
images, we have no control over minor variations
that the manufacturer may make in style or design.
The manufacturers of musical items may occasionally
substitute appropriate tunes based on availability.
We reserve the right to fulfill orders with
substantially similar merchandise of equivalent
value as received from our suppliers.
of the products that appear on our website may vary
in color from the actual product because of
technical constraints when converting them to
computer formats and differences in the user's
computer monitor settings. Product details cannot
be fully replicated in our images due to the
limitations of computer monitor resolution and the
small size of our image files that is required to
provide quick download times. Product images are
not proportionally sized to other product images.
All dimensions provided in product descriptions are