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.
Information on Sterling Silver and 14kt Rolled Gold wire used in making jewelry.
Agate is a popular material used in Jewelry Making.
Amazonite is a beautiful, pastel green gemstone that is very popular in jewelry.
Amber is a wonder material that has been used in jewelry for centuries.
Amethyst has a wonderful purple coloring which has been admired by royalty throughout history.
Alexandrite has long since been the gemstone of royalty with unique color changing properties.
Apatite is often carved and used to make jewelry.
Aquamarine gemstones are named from the colors of the ocean they resemble.
Aventurine Quartz is a very unique material used in jewelry.
Precious Beryl is a beautiful gemstone with many varying colors.
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 is a beautiful gemstone, most commonly occuring in yellowish hues.
- Flourite Crystal
Flourite Crystal can be a unique gemstone material for jewelry making.
Garnet is a wonderful gemstone that comes in a variety of colors.
Hematite is a natural stone, but when polished takes on a resemblence of metal.
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 has been referred to as the "poor man's sapphire" due to it's resemblence.
Jade has been a prized gemstone for literally centuries. It's beautiful green coloring and association with luck have made it very popular.
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 is a facinating gemstone which often shows colors from the spectrum of a rainbow.
Malchite is a beautiful gemstone with distinctive color veining that only lends more interest to it's appearance.
Moonstone is a creamy semi-translucent gemstone that is named based on it's glowing appearance, although it can be found in different hues.
Opals are exquisite jewelry materials due to the often stunning colors contained from within them, often referred to as their "fire".
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 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 is one of the most common types of minerals, and yet one which comes in many different varieties.
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.
Sapphires are one of the precious gemstones and sport a deep rich blue color.
Shells are created by salt and freshwater mollusks, but are often used in various forms to make beautiful jewelry.
Sodalite is a gemstone with a charming blue coloring that makes for very beautiful jewelry.
Aventurine Feldspar is it's true name, but it's commonly know as "Sunstone" and makes wonderful jewelry.
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 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 gemstones come in many different colors which lends even more interest for it's used in jewelry.
Turquoise is often associated with the southwest of America, but is actually found around the world.