1. STONE SIZES/PREPARATION
We size alabaster and lapidary stone in
general sizes, by weight of the stone, natural stone sizes and
thicknesses. See list description. List prices are for roughly
prepared stone only, the highest quality we can produce. There
is a price increase for special preparation:
a. Alabaster Specific Sizing
Add 20% per lb. for specific sizing,
which defines the dimensions a stone should have, such as the
Height, Width, and Thickness. Our price list contains the
general sizes of each stone type, and these sizes should be used
when at all possible. Rough cut alabaster stones that are in
shapes that we describe as “Long, Tall and Slender;” with
lengths more than 3 times any other dimension must add 20% to
the weight of the stone shown. Long Tall stones are also sold
individually on our website with the cost of the stone.
Descriptions such as "Blocky", "Rectangular", "Freeform",
"Boulder", "50 to 150 lb. pieces", are general sizes, and are
not normally classified as specific sizing. We recommend these
descriptions, as they will save the extra charges for sizing.
If you have a need for special sizing, please call and verify
that the sizes you need are available.
b. Alabaster Saw Cuts
Add $0.10/lb. for a saw cut base.
Add $0.10/lb. for each additional saw cut face.
c. Alabaster - Weights of Stone
Normally we ship stones from about 35 to
200 lbs., unless you specify a weight range such as "50 to
150 lb. pieces", or "200 to 500 lb. pieces". Also indicate on
your order form the general shape, such as "long talls", or
To estimate the weight of a specific sized
stone, multiply the Height times Width times Thickness (in
inches), divide by 1728, and multiply by 160 lbs. per cubic
foot. For example:
For a stone 24" Tall, 14" Wide, and 6"
( 24" x 14" x 6" ) / 1728 = 1.17 cubic feet
1.17 cubic feet x 160 lbs/cubic foot =
*You can also just multiply the length x
width x thickness in inches by: 0.0926 to get lbs.
This will be an estimate only. The actual
size is generally 0" to 4" larger, in any dimension, than the
dimensions you give us for your specific size stone. Please
allow 15% to 25% additional weight beyond your stone estimated
weight. For the example above, this weight would be: 1.25 x 187
lbs. = 234 lbs.
2. ALABASTER VOLUME DISCOUNTS
Buying stone in quantity will decrease the
price per lb., but these discounts are at the discretion of
Alpine Gems & Minerals. Volume discounts are stated on the
3. FREIGHT CHARGES
List prices do not include shipping costs.
Shipping stone in quantity will decrease the shipping costs per
lb. Actual shipping costs can be determined by a telephone call
or email to us for a freight quote, for non UPS/Fedex orders We
will give you the rate, or call you right back, with the actual
amount of your freight.
1. SHIPPING METHOD
Shipping stone in quantity will decrease
the shipping costs per lb. All stone is shipped truck freight
to you for the lowest rates. If freight is not prepaid we will
send the stone truck freight collect, and no special freight
discount will apply.
2. SPECIAL FREIGHT DISCOUNT
We ship freight in large volumes with
common truck carriers, so we receive discounts from their
regular rates. These rate discounts apply only if the
freight is prepaid in advance, before the stone is shipped.
3. FULL TRAILER DISCOUNTS
Full trailer (pup) loads of 24,000 lbs.
and 48,000 lbs. to certain cities will get a better rate per
lb. than for partial trailer loads. Please call us for a
specific freight quote.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We guarantee your satisfaction with our
stone and will replace any stone free of charge on your next
order. Shipping is not covered by this guarantee and is not
refundable. Once any portion of any order is cut or worked on,
the order is your property in its entirety.
2. ORDER ADJUSTMENTS
We will adjust any order if you call us
within 5 days after receipt of your order. Permission in
writing must be granted by us in advance prior to any returns.
Any order which is cut or worked by you, will not be adjusted.
You must pay freight charges on any returned stone in full. We
do not accept collect freight.
3. ADDITIONAL FREIGHT COSTS
Freight quotes given for stone shipments,
are based upon the shipping address zip code given to us for
quotation, and for any special delivery requirements you state.
Additional freight costs incurred by changing the delivery
address, or delivery requirements, are your responsibility. We
are not responsible for changes in freight rates by the freight
company, in between the time you get our quote, and when your
order is shipped.
4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Our liability for any order is limited only
to the total amount of the order. Once your shipment is
delivered by us to the freight company, the stone is their
property until it is delivered to you, therefore we are not
liable for any damages incurred while in route to you. Each
shipment is wrapped and tied on a pallet, in a box, or in 55
gallon drums and addressed to you.
5. METHOD OF PAYMENT
All stone orders must be paid for in
advance, prior to preparation, and the freight charges must be
prepaid, prior to shipping. We accept all major credit cards &
Paypal, cashier’s check, money order or wire transfer. Payment
by Personal or Company checks will delay preparation of your
stone 10 days, allowing time for your check to clear.
6. DELIVERY TIME
Every effort is made to ensure quick
delivery of your stone order, and the normal delivery time is 2
to 4 weeks, which includes 5 to 11 days on the road shipping
time. If the order is changed by you, or special sizes are
requested, this time may be increased from 6 to 8 weeks or
longer. We will not accept orders for stone that we do not have
in stock, unless you are willing to wait for the stone. Please
notify us that you are. We will advise you by phone if your
order is not completed within 30 days. We are not responsible
for delays by the common carrier while they are delivering your
We reserve the right to refuse service to
Thank you for your cooperation. We have a
long list of very satisfied customers and hope to have your
business for many years.