Gemstone beads for jewellery making
Precious stones, also called gemstones and jewelry stones – are unique, most miraculous and rarest stones in nature. Centuries ago, people dreamed of having these precious minerals, but not many could afford them. In the past, possession of stones testified to power, wealth and class affiliation. They were used to decorating crowns, tiaras, jewelry and coronation robes, which made them known as precious stones. These highly valuable minerals also adorned objects of worship and temples, and were treated as protective talismans. They are being created for years by nature in different parts of the world, which is why they delight with their beauty and unique charm. It is understandable why for centuries these jewels have encouraged jewelers around the world to decorate the highest quality body adornment with them. Jewelry with gemstones, due to its uniqueness, is considered to be the most beautiful and valuable. What’s more, its charm does not pass or fade away, because it was valued thousands of years ago, and its popularity does not weaken, but even increases seasonally. Stones jewelry, thanks to its high value and rarity of stones, is considered the most desirable and the most expensive among the products available on the market.
Properties of gemstones
Gemstone prices and value are determined by their size, weight, color, luster, cut, clarity, translucency, refractive index, dispersion, cleavage, fracture, unusual optical phenomena and rarity. Precious stones, compared to other natural stones, are characterized by high hardness, which is determined on the basis of the approximate Mohs scale, according to which the stones are assigned a value from 0 to 10. The higher the value of hardness, the greater the durability of the stone and the higher price associated with it. Harder stones are more desirable by jewelers, because there is a lower risk of damage in the process of stone setting. The most precious stones usually have a value above 7 on the Mohs scale, but this is not the most important feature. In addition to hardness, the most expensive gemstones are characterized by a unique color – consisting of their tone, shade and saturation, high transparency and luster, which is obtained by cutting technique. The method of cutting is selected in such a way, as to bring out the beauty and the best features of the stone. They are often polished multi faceted, creating symmetrical windows – called facets, over the entire surface of the stone, in order to expose its colorful optical effects, shine, and to eliminate various types of blemishes and defects, such as cracks, as well as inclusions of other minerals.
It is worth to be aware that precious stones due to their rarity, have their cheaper reconstructions created in laboratories. Synthetic stones show almost identical physical and chemical features to those naturally created, but the advantage of natural stones is their uniqueness, most often visible in the other minerals trapped inside the rock. Thanks to these ingrowths, the precious stone proves its natural origin and authenticity, because each of them is one of a kind. Diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald are considered the rarest, most beautiful, durable and most expensive gemstones, which is why they have become our choice, and we added them to our offer. The GAVBARI gemstones are in the form of beads with a diameter of 3 mm and 6 mm. They have a hole, that is used to string onto jewelry cords, wires, pins or other jewelry threads, in order to create phenomenal masterpieces with stones. In the jewelry industry, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, due to their high value, are usually combined with precious metals, most often gold and silver, so we also encourage you to familiarize yourself with our wide offer of silver findings and gold findings. The jewelry supplies offered by us will allow you to easily and quickly make jewelry that will enchant with its beauty and gain a new meaning.
Emerald, called as the king of precious stones, is next to ruby and sapphire, one of the most valuable and most desirable colored stones on earth. It is a variety of beryllium from the silicate family, and its name comes from the Greek word “smaragdos”, meaning green stone. The oldest emerald mines in the Red Sea region, were referred to as the Cleopatra Mines, because her jewelry was often decorated with this green gemstone, and supposedly she had a special affection for it. Over the centuries, the emerald has been known and valued in many cultures. It often adorned the jewelry and robes of rulers, whereas heavy emerald necklaces decorated the necklines of queens and princesses through ages. Already in antiquity, special power was attributed to them. People believed that it affects the ability to predict the future, protects against evil spells, helps to distinguish truth from falsehood and protects against betrayal. Therefore, according to a legend, the emerald stone will crumble in case of insincerity of one of the spouses. Nowadays, the emerald is called the stone of love, it symbolizes fidelity, peace, harmony, security, and also rebirth, which is why it often adorns engagement rings, and is also a frequent choice as a wedding anniversary gift, usually 20, 35 and 55. Its unusual color, often called emerald green also symbolizes spring and waking to life, which is why emerald jewelry is a great gift with a message for those born in May. It is often also found that the emerald is considered the May birthstone.
Currently, emeralds are mined mainly in Colombia, Brazil and Zambia, but the largest and most valuable specimens come from Colombia, which are distinguished by an intense and juicy dark green color. It is worth to know, that the uniqueness of emeralds is primarily evidenced by the type and degree of inclusions, i.e. minor imperfections, as well as their unique color. The greater the transparency of the stone and the richness of the color, the higher the value of the stone. Some specimens with high transparency and unique color can be more expensive than diamonds. Obviously, the price of a stone is also influenced by its size. The green emeralds in our offer come from Colombia. They have a high value of 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs hardness scale and are characterized by a glassy luster – obtained by using faceted cut. We offer stones in the form of beads with a diameter of 3 mm and 6 mm with a hole, so they can be easily strung onto various types of jewelry cords – to make bracelets, as well as onto silver pins or jewelry wires – to make necklaces and earrings. Beads are popular in making elastic bracelets consisting of stones, silver balls and other decorative spacers. Our emeralds are characterized by a subdued and balanced colors, thanks to which, they match perfectly with silver, gold, other stones, and even very fashionable pearls. Jewelry making supplies in the form of silver and gold chains, spacers, jewelry clasps, pins or chain extensions, will perfectly highlight the beauty of these stones. It is also worth trying gold-plating, rose gold-plating or rhodium-plating to further diversify your collections. Emeralds are recommended for people under the sign of: Aries, Leo, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and Scorpio.
Ruby is a red variety of corundum and the second of the great three most valuable colored gemstones in the world. It is one of the oldest, rarest and most respected gems. Its name is derived from its color, and comes from the Latin word “rubeus” – meaning red. Centuries ago, this red stone was valued for its color, which symbolized love, desire and passion for life. In the past, it was often worn as an amulet by rulers and priests, as it was believed to ensure victory in battles, as well as safety, health and prosperity. The most beautiful rubies are mined in Burma and Ceylon, but they are also found in Asia, Australia, North and South America, as well as in Europe. Natural ruby comes in colors of various saturation of red, from slightly orange, pink, through bloody, to purple. The most valuable and the rarest, and therefore the most desirable, is the ruby pigeon blood, which is red with a delicate blue shine, and usually comes from Burma. However, the value of a ruby is influenced not only by its color, but also by its transparency. One of the main features of ruby stone are numerous inclusions trapped inside, which testify to their uniqueness, naturalness, and often also the place of origin. On the jewelry market, stones with a vivid color and high transparency are the most valued, but in the case of this stone, it often happens that inclusions increase the value of the stone, thanks to other mineral fragments, that reflect the light and create a star effect. The price of a ruby is also influenced by its luster, which is most often obtained by a faceted cut. This red gemstone is additionally featured by the phenomenon of pleochroism, i.e. color changes depending on the angle of incidence of light, while in ultraviolet light – it often shows luminescence.
The sapphires we offer, are mined in Burma, and polished in India – in the country with the longest tradition of processing precious stones. These blue stones are in the form of faceted beads with a hole, with a diameter of 6 mm and 3 mm, making them an excellent material for bracelets with decorative jewelry findings, silver chain necklaces and earrings. Due to their shade, these stones should be combined with silver, because in this duet, they can bring out the most beautiful of a woman’s beauty. Jewelry with sapphire is a perfect gift idea for people born in September, that’s why this natural sapphire is also called September birthstone. Sapphires are recommended to people from the sign of: Aries, Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius.
Silver jewelry with stones
Valuable gemstones, as well as silver and gold jewelry findings, are essentials for jewelry makers, therefore we are constantly expanding our offer and inspire to make jewelry according to our own ideas. Jewelry with precious stones is considered to be the most elegant jewelry – a woman can have, so we present a few suggestions below. Stones with a bead hole are eagerly chosen and used as an element of beautiful and fashionable masterpieces, thanks to which you can create unusual patterns. They can be used to make a variety of bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The first photo below shows an example of beaded earrings with emeralds. Long earrings with precious stones are an original combination of stones with sterling silver findings, that will captivate everyone with their beauty and unconventional style. This gemstone with a green color creates a perfect combination with silver settings filled with epoxy resin, which is why it is often an inspiration for artists and craftsmen. It is enough to string emeralds with a diameter of 6 mm and 3 mm onto eye pins. Then, with the help of pliers, bend the loop on the straight end of the pin, and connect it with the earring findings, and the other side with an epoxy resin pendant. Such a composition will allow creating unique silver earrings with precious stones, and recently very fashionable epoxy resin. Find out how to make epoxy resin jewelry on our YouTube channel: DIY with Silvexcraft.
For fans of delicate jewelry, we offer a sapphire necklace consisting of a subtle anchor chain, enriched with a silver pendant in the form of an eye pin, onto which you can string sapphires or other stones, and decorate them with bead findings or other decorations. The necklace base are also available in gold-plating and rose gold-plating, as well as in light rhodium and platinum. The eye pin attached to the chain is 0.8 mm thick and 30 mm long, but it is possible to order an additional pin with a different length, diameter or end. This blue gemstone fits perfectly with gold-plated elements, and sapphire jewelry with silver elements, will be a perfect gift idea for any occasion. An example of a sapphire necklace is shown in the second photo below.
Another proposition, visible in the third photo, is magical rubies in a duet with rolo chains, in the form of pendants for earrings. To make them, it is enough to get stud earrings, bulk chains – in this case, preferably with a rolo weave – due to the larger links, and silver pins – onto which we thread the stones, and our ruby stones earrings are ready. In addition to the rolo links, we also offer chains in other weaves, such as: anchor, curb, rombo, cardano, popcorn, singapore, figaroa, royal, box, snake, intertwined, hearts and balls chains. If you decide to create jewelry from chains with small links, we recommend soldering them with elements such as jewelry ends.
Silvexcraft, as a manufacturer of silver and gold jewelry supplies and a gemstone wholesaler, offers all stones from reliable and legal sources, so we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our offer of natural stones and use them to create original designs that will be appreciated by your customers. What authenticates us – are thousands of satisfied customers, as well as over 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry, so if you value the highest quality of jewelry making supplies, our products will meet your expectations. Precious stones for jewelry making and semi-precious stones are available on our website, so we invite you to familiarize yourself with them and create jewelry with stones, which are the most valued and desired by women around the world.
Apart from natural stones in the form of beads, we also offer round stones for glue-in. They have identical shapes as Swarovski Rivoli which has been discontinued recently, so you can replace them with our new stones in your collections. We offer them in many types and colours so everyone can match them to individual styles. Discover GAVBARI RIVOLI natural stones.
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