Victoria Stone is also known as “Imori Stone”, named after it’s Japanese creator, Dr. Imori. It is not an artificial or fake stone. What Dr. Imori was able to accomplish was to actually blend several different minerals using a special process known only to him to come up with an Imori Stone, commonly called Victoria Stone. This beautiful reconstructed gem is mineralogically similar to Nephrite Jade. It has a harness of six, specific gravity of 3.02 and a refractive index of 1.62. It was laboratory produced from natural raw materials such as quartz, feldspar, magnesite, calcite, fluorspar, etc. for a total of seven different minerals-fused together under high pressure and a high temperature and again mineralized to make this gem by adding special crystallizers and habit regulators. This is not an imitation or synthetic but is a reconstructed natural stone. The boule of Victoria stone was slowly cooled down for 35 to 40 days to make it crystallize into the pretty fan shapes. Dr. Imori died without confiding in anyone how the process worked and no one has been able to duplicate it. There is only a limited and nonreplenishable supply of Victoria Stone in existence, when this material is used up to make jewelry and cabochons, it will become scarcer and about impossible to find.
Most items will be shipped through USPS Flat Rate Shipping, preferably the padded envelope. Prices tend to change, but as of 4/17/2012 it ships for $5.30 USD, which is 12 1/2" X 9 1/2". Whatever fits in there decently with some added padding is what fits. If there are multiple items, they may not fit and the shipping will go up as needed. Expect handling to be 2-4 business days.
Prompt payment appreciated. We only use PayPal. For custom orders, include your email address, so we can send the invoice from PayPal.
Returns & exchanges
Items sold in "as is" condition. No returns or exchanges. What you see is what you get, as these are hand-styled items. No two will be exactly alike.
If there is a particular stone or color that you would like, please contact us and we will check our inventory to see if a custom item could be created.