How our Puffy Hearts are Made: All of our Black Tourmaline Puffy Hearts are made by hand by Artisans in India. This is not to say that they do not using a grinding stone that may be electrically powered, but it does mean that they don't just dump beautiful crystals into a machine and out comes a finished Puffy Heart. These are hand-crafted by skilled Artisans.
The Artisan first starts by cutting rough crystal material into square shaped pieces that are roughly 50% bigger than the finished Puffy Heart will be. This is all dependent on the quality of the material as some material that is hard to work with like Green Epidote or Pyrite that have crystal cavities [called vugs] that can jeopardize the integrity of the wand.
What you may not be able to appreciate is that quite a few of the Puffy Heart break during one of the steps from start to finish. The good news though, for us crystal lovers, is that none of the crystal goes to waste...they save all the pieces and make smaller products from broken Puffy Heart pieces.
So, from here they start to cut off pieces as you can imagine and then start the laborious process of shaping her into the work of art waiting for you to call her home. It takes a lot of time, can be VERY dusty work depending on the crystal, but is a labor of genuine love of these artisans.
So, in determining a Puffy Heart's value, often they are priced by the crystal material's cost, most often in $/ Kilogram and then the amount of time to create the wonder-full work of art. If these were made in the USA the cost would be 10 times what you are paying now. Thankfully the cost of living in places like Morocco and Peru are very low. To quote my dear friend Rashid from Morroco, "It is cheaper to live in Morocco and a carver can live well on $10 per day in wages!"
I hope this helps provide you some insight into how hand made Puffy Hearts are born. I think it's incredible that we have the blessing to be able to buy a beautiful (one of a kind) piece of art made from metaphysically valuable material that has been crafted by a beauty-full human being with love and great care for less than some of us pay for a lunch out. A Puffy Heart, that if taken care of (don't drop them), can outlast us on this beautiful planet. :-)
30-day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Refunds & Returns: Before you leave any neutral or negative feedback, please email me. We have a 100% success rate so far at resolving all of our customers problems (all due to USPS shipping issues so far). All of our specimens are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed for 30 days. You can take them to a mineralogist for appraisal and if you are not happy you may return them in their original condition for a refund. Shipping back to us is not included.
Free Bonuses: All ZenergyGems™ items do include a free bonus item(s) (even when not mentioned in the listing). I love to share my love of crystals, minerals, and gemstones and will pick an appropriate free bonus item whether you are a new customer or repeat customer...everybody gets free gifts when they buy from us. If you buy some rough mineral for turning into jewelry, I will likely throw in more material of a different kind. If you buy crystals, you'll get a free crystal or 3. I'm gifted/cursed with a genuine heart of love and generosity and all ZenergyGems™ customers benefit from this.
Photos: We try to supply you a view of all four sides, the top, and bottom views of the specimen. Although many sellers "forget" to include this we are including them as a full-disclosure to you...so you know exactly what you're buying. Unless otherwise stated, the above photos are all taken in direct sunlight or under GE full-spectrum lights (that most closely match sunlight) or with a standard flash. The photos do not do the specimen justice and may look differently on different computers and mobile devices depending on your personal settings. All that said, what you're buying looks much better in person than what you see here. If you love it now...you'll definitely love it when it arrives home to you. All photos are Photoshop free and accurately describe the exact item you are purchasing or one that is very similar/identical.
Combined Shipping: You get Free Standard Shipping & Tracking included in this purchase. You can combine any of our other items (so, please browse as this is the time to save money) with this order and I will discount all of the shipping on the additional items. Each additional item can be added for only $1 each. When the total weight of the order exceeds 1 lb (16 ounces) I will then ship them all together Expedited Priority Mail (2-3 Day Delivery). When you are done shopping for your "must have" additions to your crystal or mineral collection, email me and I will combine all of your items into one shipment/invoice and discount the shipping on any items that had additional shipping in the listing. *This is not currently possible for the Global Shipping Program - International Customers due to eBay restrictions!
Shipping is our most expensive cost on many of our free shipping listings. So, if you like, you may send me an offer or offers for a discount on any of our auctions with shipping. Since this listing, when purchased, has the Standard Shipping included, I will likely accept any reasonable offers on other items as add-on orders.
If you would like to take advantage of the savings of combined shipping, when you are ready to check out: 'request total from seller' and I will bundle all of your items into one invoice with combined shipping (other shipping discounted). Please do not submit payment before you get your combined invoice even if you don't know how to "request total from seller". I will automatically combine orders from the same person.
International Shipping: We use the eBay Global Shipping Program for International orders. We ship expedited to their distribution facility and they re-send the items to you based on your chosen class of shipping. We do not control how they repackage their shipments to you. They will charge you an additional shipping & handling cost which is transparent to us. You may be responsible for customs duties on your end. Free bonus items such as the Apache Tears will be labeled as "Free Samples", so you should not have to pay customs on the free gifts I send you.
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We feel our crystals & mineral specimens are the best available anywhere, as we go that extra mile & personally hand select each and every one of our crystals directly from our importers & local Arizona suppliers for their Premium quality, great energy, one of a kind design, ultimate color variations & much more.
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All of our crystals & stones are natural. Because they are natural, each piece may have inclusions, natural lines, colors or indentations. This is a normal and part of the natural material. All photos are taken in natural light or with a flash indoors. All images are Photoshop FREE.
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