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Six Benefits of Adding White Topaz Beads into Your Jewelry Design

By |August 18th, 2017|

Designing jewelry is a creative process only limited by your imagination. The use of gemstones in strategic placements to create visually stunning pieces takes talent and vision. White topaz beads are quickly gaining in popularity with forward-thinking designers who strive to create only the most desired jewelry. Those born in November are likely familiar with topaz. […]

Red Freshwater Pearls: All You Need to Know

By |August 11th, 2017|

Are you looking for a way to create elegant and sophisticated jewelry that doesn’t break the bank? If so, there is a great way for you to do so. Red freshwater pearls add a nice touch to any style and can be used to create a variety of jewelry. You can find these pearls in […]

Dos and Don’ts for Buying Wholesale Gemstone Beads

By |February 17th, 2017|

While many people engage in jewelry making simply for relaxation and fun, others take it to another level and make a profit from it. Creating a jewelry business can be complicated – especially the business part. Making sure you obey all the laws, in terms of buying and selling jewelry, can be a challenge. Plus, […]

Expert Tips for Purchasing Wholesale Beads

By |January 27th, 2017|

Whether you’re a longtime jewelry shop owner or brand new bead enthusiast, the process of buying wholesale can be an intimidating task. From completing government paperwork to deciding on appropriate quantities, many crafters miss out on the many advantages of wholesale purchasing because they simply don’t understand how to do it. This expert guide breaks down the complications of wholesale buying into simple tips that will have you expanding your small business or hobby in no time.  […]

ALL GEMSTONES ARE PRECIOUS

By |December 14th, 2016|

An argument could be made that all gemstones are precious. Some are just more precious than others. The terms “gems” or “gemstones” are not actually scientific terms, but are rather common terms for any ornamental stone that may be polished for jewelry and cut to specific shapes to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

In other words, “gems” are stones we shine up and slice up to make them look more beautiful. Any stone that is cut and polished for the purpose of using it to make jewelry, either as beads or pendants or cabochons, is considered a “gemstone.” This classification of stones can include minerals, rocks, organic materials like coral, and even meteorites. […]

Tips on Avoiding Fake Baltic Amber Beads

By |December 12th, 2016|

True Baltic amber can be hard to distinguish from imitations. If you’re looking to add some amber to a necklace, bracelet, or earrings you’re designing, you’ll want to make certain that the beads you purchase are authentic Baltic amber. There are ways to tell the difference between fakes and the real thing. […]

Many Vibes of Hematite

By |December 5th, 2016|

You can go to just about any place on Earth and find hematite. This iron oxide is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet. It is an important ore for iron. It has a variety of diverse uses, including the production of pigments, in preparations used for heavy media separation, in radiation shielding, and as ballast, to name a few.

 

If you’re a student of feng shui, the ancient Chinese art and science of balancing the energies of a space, then you’ve probably heard of hematite. Not only is hematite sought as an aid to bringing peace and balance into your home, it is also associated with the balance of good health and good fortune. If meditation and gemstone energy powers interest you, hematite should be a very popular item on your shopping list. […]

Go Drusy or Go Home

By |December 1st, 2016|

When the conversation turns to drusy stones, most people have the same reaction: “Excuse me. What?” “Drusy” is not a term that’s found in most everyday vocabulary, but it is a term that is crazy popular in jewelry circles. Whether you’re thinking of buying a necklace, bracelet, or ring that showcases drusy crystals, or you’re planning to design your own jewelry, you can’t go wrong with drusy beads. […]

How to Choose the Right Hand-Wrapped Chain

By |November 20th, 2016|

Hand-wrapped chain that is adorned with gemstone beads can be used for making anything from necklaces to earrings, bracelets to anklets, and rosaries to belts. The types of gemstones available and the shapes and sizes of them are myriad.

Do you want an amethyst necklace made from hand-wrapped chain? Or would you prefer faceted denim blue opal or shimmering white moonstone? Whatever gemstone you favor, the chances are the gemstone you’re looking for is being sold by the foot on hand-wrapped chain. But, simply deciding what gemstone you desire is not the end of the decisions you’ll have to make. You’ll still need to decide on the metal used to make your hand-wrapped chain.

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How to Choose Quality Gemstone Beads

By |November 15th, 2016|

Gemstones have always been valued for their beauty and charm. Different types of materials have been used throughout history to fashion the beads we love, but nothing tops the prized gemstones. If you’re looking to pick up a few new pieces of jewelry or planning to design and make your own, the gemstone beads should be near the top of your list.

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