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    Gemstone Beads

    Gemstone beads date back to primitive times and are still being used today to make stunning jewellery.

    What are semi-precious gemstone beads?

    Gemstone beads (also known as semi-precious stone beads) are beads created with natural occurring minerals. When the stone is cut and polished they are commonly used in the creation of beaded jewellery. Certain stones like lapis lazuli, coral and organic materials like jet (aka black amber) are not considered minerals themselves, but are still widely used within the jewellery industry, and are therefore often considered to be in the gemstones category. Most gemstones are tough averaging hardness of around 6 - 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, however some soft minerals are used in jewellery because of their lustre or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another influence to increases value and desirability to gemstone beads.

    Round gemstone beads, with their enchanting allure and versatile nature, offer a jewelry maker an expansive canvas for artistic expression. These beads, meticulously cut and polished, become the building blocks for an array of exquisite jewelry pieces. Crafters can string these beads together to create timeless necklaces, bracelets, and anklets that exude elegance and personal style. The uniform shape of round beads allows for seamless integration, whether they're used to form delicate patterns or striking focal points. Jewelry makers can blend different gemstone varieties to tell stories through color symbolism or birthstone significance, catering to diverse tastes and sentiments. The pliability of these beads encourages experimentation with stringing techniques, wire wrapping, or knotting, resulting in unique and captivating designs. From classic to contemporary, round gemstone beads serve as the foundation for crafting jewelry that resonates with both the wearer's aesthetic preferences and the maker's artistic vision.