There are some amazing naturally formed stones in China that resemble many different things, from animals to a piece of meat — and they are worth millions. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most expensive rare stones in China.
1. Chick hatching out of egg
This stone is now part of a collection in the Zhaoyang District Government in Beijing. It is a natural piece of agate with a delicate, watery-appearance. It resembles a chick coming out of its egg.
2. Meat-shaped stone
This stone can be found at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. It is made up of silicon dioxide, and is approximately the size of an egg. The color and pattern are naturally formed, and it resembles a chunk of fat pork with the skin on.
This natural stone is currently owned by a private collector in Guangdong Province. The size and shape of the stone is similar to a real eagle. The curved beak and lethal gaze breathe life into the statue.
You will find that this rock is shaped like an old woman with wrinkles on the nose, mouth, forehead and cheeks. This agate has three levels of colors, and was found near a volcano. The patterns form a facial expression that looks serene and kind.
5. The beginning of life
This stone has not been artificially grounded or polished. It was found on the upstream riverbed of the Yellow River. The delicate patterns form a black-and-white frame with a human fetus inside. The eye of the “fetus” is clearly visible, but the limbs haven’t developed yet.
6. Colorful fish
This “fish” was found at the bottom of a dried lake in southern Xinjiang Province. It has brilliant natural colors, which are rarely seen. The stone is about 29 inches (73 cm) long, 13 inches (33 cm) tall, and weighs over 44 lbs (20 kilograms).
7. Golden fish with blood-colored water bubbles
Inside this fish-shaped stone is blood-colored water. The body of the stone is transparent with a watery appearance. The eye and fin can clearly be seen.
8. Map of China
This purple and white agate has a very high degree of crystalline. The general shape is quite close to the shape of China’s territory.
9. Ghost catching master
This grape-colored agate is shaped liked Zhong Kui, a known ghost catching master from Chinese folk legends. Zhong Kui seems to be looking up with a majestic posture. He is wearing an official’s headgear and an impenetrable war robe. It stands at about 47 inches (116 cm) and weighs about 440 lbs (200 kilograms.) A grape agate this large is rarely seen, and is therefore also called the Stone of Desert Overlord.
This is the largest jade from Dahua, Guangxi Province, and is 39 inches (100 cm) long and 20 inches (50 cm) tall. The tiger is half-crouching with its head leaning forward, looking like it is roaring. The color of the stone is also similar to that of a tiger. These jades from Dahua are often found in deep waters.
Research by Aizhu Lu