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All You Need to Know About Rose Gold Beads

By |March 9th, 2018|

If you’re looking to update your jewelry color palette this year, consider adding a touch of rose gold. As a color, rose gold is more popular than ever. It’s been showcased in designer gowns and even in accessories as varied as Birkenstock sandals, Michael Kors sunglasses, and Apple’s latest iPhone. The unique glow of rose gold […]

For the Pro Beader: Tips on Working with Keshi Pearls

By |February 24th, 2018|

The rare Keshi pearl or the poppy seed pearl (Keshi is Japanese for pearl) is a beautiful Japanese pearl found in the Akoya oyster. It has a much flatter appearance than traditional pearls and can be found in a variety of colors, which is a result of the culturing process in which the oyster rejects the pearl and spits out the nucleus before the pearl is fully formed. This process also makes the pearl lustrous and shimmery. They are composed entirely of nacre and have no nucleus, which gives them their unique luster. […]

Ancient Bead Production: The History of the Carnelian Beads

By |February 8th, 2018|

Carnelian beads of top quality make any creation beautiful with their deep reddish-orange color. It was a highly sought-after stone centuries ago because of its rich color. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building of the Taj Mahal as a burial chamber for his beloved wife and queen, Mumtaz, when she died. It was her favorite stone and is the primary decorative gemstone in the building’s facade. […]

Bring in the New Year with Green Onyx Beads

By |December 11th, 2017|

Onyx gets its name from the Greek word for fingernail, onux. Legend states Eros mischievously cut the fingernails of Aphrodite while she slept, and since her clippings were heavenly in origin, the gods turned them into onyx. Physical Characteristics Green onyx is one of the variations of onyx stone and is often mistaken for jade. Onyx is […]

Why You Need to Invest in Ethiopian Opal Beads

By |November 16th, 2017|

If you’re looking for a new bead for your latest jewelry or beading project, then look no further than the Ethiopian opal bead. With its vivid colors and unique pattern formations, there are many reasons why you need to invest in Ethiopian opal beads. But first, here’s a little bit of history. How is opal formed? The opal […]

Incorporating Black Spinel into Your Holiday Party Outfit

By |November 2nd, 2017|

The holiday season means there are plenty of opportunities to look fabulous. A head-turning holiday outfit should be glamorous but timeless, sophisticated but unique, classic but with a sparkle. And that means one thing: black spinel beads. From the Greek word for spark, this stone is sure to make you sparkle in a room, and […]

Channeling Your Inner Goddess: Discovering Rainbow Moonstone Beads

By |October 10th, 2017|

Rainbow moonstone, also known as white Labradorite, is a type of stone that is used to connect with the crown chakra, sacral chakra, and third eye chakra. This stone’s most recognizable and defining feature is its color. The color is typically white with a bluish shimmer or, in rare cases, it can also have an […]

Alohomora! Six Ways Labradorite Beads Can Revive Your Magical Powers

By |October 2nd, 2017|

Labradorite—the dark gray stone that opens into a marvelous array of peacock blue, gold, green, and red as it refracts light is said to be a divine stone of magic, opening pathways into the inner self to assist in divination, healing, and transformation. Inuit lore says Labradorite finds its origins in the fire of the Aurora […]

Tips on Using Saltwater Pearls

By |September 24th, 2017|

    Owning pearls has been viewed as a sign of wealth for many centuries. Saltwater pearls have a long history of being used in jewelry and are considered classy and classic. They often make appearances at big events such as weddings, anniversaries, and other milestone celebrations. Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets featuring saltwater pearls are often passed down […]

10 Staple Gemstone Bead Shapes

By |September 16th, 2017|

Throughout history, people have chosen to adorn themselves with jewelry. Gemstone beads were initially popular because they could be sewn onto garments or strung together with string. As gemstone beads gained popularity in jewelry, certain shapes developed and obtained prominence. Today, these shapes are classics that are still used in jewelry design. If you are a jeweler […]