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EmeraldJewelry has been crafted by artisans for centuries from the most beautiful elements pulled from the earth and found in nature.  Here we will explore the many different variety of materials used in making jewelry.

We will show you examples, when possible, and some examples of how we've used them in some of our jewelry pieces.  New pages will be added periodically.

  • Wire
    Information on Sterling Silver and 14kt Rolled Gold wire used in making jewelry.
  • Agate
    Agate is a popular material used in Jewelry Making.
  • Amazonite
    Amazonite is a beautiful, pastel green gemstone that is very popular in jewelry.
  • Amber
    Amber is a wonder material that has been used in jewelry for centuries.
  • Amethyst
    Amethyst has a wonderful purple coloring which has been admired by royalty throughout history.
  • Alexandrite
    Alexandrite has long since been the gemstone of royalty with unique color changing properties.
  • Apatite
    Apatite is often carved and used to make jewelry.
  • Aquamarine
    Aquamarine gemstones are named from the colors of the ocean they resemble.
  • Aventurine
    Aventurine Quartz is a very unique material used in jewelry.
  • Beryl
    Precious Beryl is a beautiful gemstone with many varying colors.
  • Carnelian
    Carnelian is famous for it's creamy brown hues and makes beautiful jewelry.
  • Chrome Diopside
    Chrome Diopside sounds like a chemist's dream, but it's really a gemstone with a stunning green color.
  • Citrine
    Citrine is a beautiful gemstone, most commonly occuring in yellowish hues.
  • Flourite Crystal
    Flourite Crystal can be a unique gemstone material for jewelry making.
  • Garnet
    Garnet is a wonderful gemstone that comes in a variety of colors.
  • Hematite
    Hematite is a natural stone, but when polished takes on a resemblence of metal.
  • Howlite
    Howlite is a common gemstone used in jewelry whose natural color is white, but which accepts dies easily and thus is found in many different hues.
  • Iolite
    Iolite has been referred to as the "poor man's sapphire" due to it's resemblence.
  • Jade
    Jade has been a prized gemstone for literally centuries. It's beautiful green coloring and association with luck have made it very popular.
  • Jasper
    Jasper comes in many different types that vary in appearance and beauty. Jasper is even mentioned in the bible.
  • Kyanite Crystals
    Kyanite crystals name is derived from the Greek word for blue, and make lovely gems to make jewelry from.
  • Labradorite
    Labradorite is a facinating gemstone which often shows colors from the spectrum of a rainbow.
  • Malachite
    Malchite is a beautiful gemstone with distinctive color veining that only lends more interest to it's appearance.
  • Moonstone
    Moonstone is a creamy semi-translucent gemstone that is named based on it's glowing appearance, although it can be found in different hues.
  • Opal
    Opals are exquisite jewelry materials due to the often stunning colors contained from within them, often referred to as their "fire".
  • Pearls
    Pearls have been treasured for centuries and are very often worn as jewelry. Cultured Pearls have made their beauty available to many more people than in times past.
  • Peridot
    Peridot is a wonderful, often brilliant green gemstone which is a favorite material to use in making jewelry.
  • Petrified Fossils Used in Jewelry
    Petrified Fossils can make for some truly unique jewelry that are as interesting as they are beautiful.
  • Quartz
    Quartz is one of the most common types of minerals, and yet one which comes in many different varieties.
  • Ruby
    Rubies are one of the precious gemstones for a reason. Just the mention of their name and you know the rich red color they represent.
  • Sapphire
    Sapphires are one of the precious gemstones and sport a deep rich blue color.
  • Shells
    Shells are created by salt and freshwater mollusks, but are often used in various forms to make beautiful jewelry.
  • Sodalite
    Sodalite is a gemstone with a charming blue coloring that makes for very beautiful jewelry.
  • Sunstone
    Aventurine Feldspar is it's true name, but it's commonly know as "Sunstone" and makes wonderful jewelry.
  • Tanzanite
    Tanzanite is a recent discovery in gemological circles, but it's beautiful purplish hue has taken the jewelry world by storm.
  • Tiger's Eye
    Tiger's Eye is named based on it's resemblence to the glow of a cat's eye when struck by light.
  • Topaz
    Topaz is a very popular gemstone used in making jewelry. Most common in shades of blue, but yellow and clear are also possible along with many other treated colors.
  • Tourmaline
    Tourmaline gemstones come in many different colors which lends even more interest for it's used in jewelry.
  • Turquoise
    Turquoise is often associated with the southwest of America, but is actually found around the world.










What is your Birthstone?

January:  Garnet   

February:  Amethyst  

March:  Aquamarine, Bloodstone  

April  : Diamond  

May:  Emerald  

June:  Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone  

July:  Ruby  

August: Peridot, Sardonyx  

September:  Sapphire  

October: Rose Zircon, Opal, Tourmaline

November:  Topaz  

December:  Blue Zircon, Turquoise