I use semi-precious stones in my unique semi-precious jewellery designs.
So what are the semi-precious stones I use in my handmade unique jewellery designs, what is the difference between semi-precious and gemstones? Here I will try to explain about the semi-precious stones that I use in my unique semi-precious jewellery designs and how these differ from gemstones.
Semi-precious or Gemstones in my handmade semi-precious jewellery designs?
There is a difference between semi-precious stones and gemstones and it is a collection of semi-precious beads and pendants that I use in my semi-precious jewellery designs.
When we think of precious stones we think of gemstones like Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires and these we think of because of there rarity and cost. These stones are usually sold in a cut and polished for but I may use nuggets of these stones in my handmade semi-precious jewellery designs.
The other stones that I use in my unique semi-precious jewellery are semi-precious stones and some of these are Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Tigers Eye, Howlite, Turquoise, Ammazonite, Aventurine, Jade and many more. In my handcrafted semi-precious stone jewellery you can see that I use polished stone and pendants and I will also add polished nuggets, faceted polished nuggets and some rough nuggets. I like to combine not only different colours in my handmade jewellery designs but also different textures. If you look through the large and eclectic collection of handcrafted semi-precious jewellery you will see many of these examples
Semi-precious stone jewellery handmade from polished semi-precious nuggets
Here are some examples of my unusual semi-precious jewellery designs where I have used polished nuggets of semi-precious stone in the handmade designs. In the first of these unique jewellery designs I have used a combination of semi-precious smoky quartz nuggets and round beads of cracked agate. These handcrafted semi-precious stone jewellery earrings are a unique jewelelry design and I only made one pair of these handmade earrings. At the base of the semi-precious jewellery design sits a stunning nuggets of polished smoky quartz and this smoky quartz nugget has been faceted so that it will catch the light. This semi-precious smoky quartz nugget has been topped with a round bead of brown coloured cracked agate and the colour of smoky quartz. With these handcrafted jewellery earrings I have used sterling silver fittings.
I love this semi-precious stone jewellery necklace that I am showing you and the combination of semi-precious stones that I have used to create it. This is a unique jewellery design again with only one piece being handcrafted. Again nuggets of smoky quartz have been used but with this handmade semi-precious jewellery design I have used semi-precious smoky quartz in shades of brown and gold. The long nuggets in this unique jewellery design are stunning, they show the formation of the quartz and the natural inclusions can be seen. I have spaced these semi-precious stones with antque gold coloured freshwater pearls and the unusual jewellery design finishes with faceted polished semi-precious carnelian stones.
These semi-precious jewellery earrings are a unique one of a kind jewellery design and at the base of this semi-precious unique jewellery design sits a polished nugget of mother of Pearl. I have placed this Mother of Pearl nugget under a button shaped freshwater pearl in a rich chocolate colour. The nix of these two colours are lovely in this handcrafted semi-precious stone jewellery design are lovely and like all the handmade jewellery designs that you see at Making A Statement Jewellery UK I have used Sterling Silver fittings.
The last of the examples of my unique semi-precious jewellery designs using semi-precious nuggets is this long handmade necklace and this unusual handmade jewellery design has been crafted from a selection of semi-precious stones in earthy tones. In the centre of this unique jewellery design I have set chunky nuggets of semi-precious Carnelian. These are polished nuggets and show this semi-precious stone of beautifully enhancing the stunning rich amber of this natural stone. I have also used Jasper and Tigers Eye in the handcrafted semi-precious stone jewellery design and this necklace is one of my longer length handcrafted jewellery design. I have not used a sterling silver clasp with this unusual design I chose to use a bronze clasp to compliment the earthy tones of the semi-precious stones.
Semi-precious jewellery designs with pendants
Many of my semi-precious jewellery designs have been handmade with pendants as the focal point for the unique jewellery designs and I have used many pendants in various designs, some cut and smooth polished, some freeform pendants and other pendants that have been handmade from beads and polished bands of semi-precious stones.
The first of these semi-precious jewellery necklace designs with a pendant is a handmade jewellery design that has been created from the stunning natural blue coloured semi-precious stone Turquoise. The focal point for the unique jewellery design is a large chunky freeform pendant of Turquoise and this sits on the handcrafted necklace on a sterling silver bail and under this pendant have have placed a semi-precious Carnelian bead. This freeform Turquoise pendant sits in the centre of a semi-precious stone jewellery necklace that has been created from large chunky roundels of Turquoise and each of these semi-precious stones has been spaced with a semi-precious stone of Carnelian. Because this is a chunky handcrafted jewellery design I have used a large chunky silver toggle clasp as the fastener.
The second pendant necklace in my collection of semi-precious jewellery is a stunning statement jewellery design one of many unique jewellery designs from Making A Statement Jewellery that will stand out in a crowd. Large semi-precious Jasper pendants have been spaced with round wavy discs of black Onyx and this is one piece of semi-precious stone jewellery will get you noticed for all the right reasons. I like my unusual designs to make a statement and this piece certainly does, this unique necklace design has 5 individual pendants.
Green Aventurine is a lovely semi-precious stone and with this unusual handcrafted jewellery design I have also added some beautiful freshwater pearls to this semi-precious stone jewellery design. The pendant for this handcrafted jewellery design has been made from placing two chunky blocks of semi-precious Green Aventrine on top of each other and these have been spaced with sterling silver beads. These blocks of Green Aventurine have been double drilled so they form a wide and chunky pendant for the unusual semi-precious jewellery design. This pendant hangs from Green Aventurine beads that have been spaced with long rice shaped freshwater pearls and I think that these green pearls add individuality and originality to this unique jewellery design.
The last of my semi-precious jewellery design I have to show you is a piece that has been handcrafted from the lovely coral pink coloured strawberry quartz and to this unusual jewellery design I have added the semi-precious stone Blue Goldstone. The pendant for this handmade necklace is a trapeziod shape and ikt has been faceted. To create the long pendant in this semi-precious stone jewellery design I have made the pendant longer by placing this Strawberry Quartz pendant under a large chunky block of semi-precious Blue Goldstone. The coral pink of the Strawberry Quartz looks stunning against the deep sparkly blue of the goldstone. The pendant necklace is again one of my unique statement jewellery designs.
Not all my semi-precious jewellery are unique jewellery designs
Not all of my semi-precious jewellery designs are one of a kind unique jewellery pieces. Most of my pieces are unique one of a kind pieces of handmade jewellery but some of my handcrafted designs are limited edition pieces but all the designs that you see at Making A Statement Jewellery are unique to this site and all the pieces have been handmade by myself here at my studio in West Yorkshire.
The black and purple semi-precious stone jewellery earrings are a lovely handcrafted design that I have created from semi-precious black onyx beads and these are a long elegant teardrop shape and on the top of these black Onyx semi-precious stones I have placed a round bead of purple coloured cracked agate. These two beads have been spaced with sterling silver spacer beads and hang from sterling silver earring hooks. I have only handmade 5 pairs of this semi-precious jewellery design and these earrings are going to look good worn on there own or they will compliment many of my other handmade jewellery designs that are in my collection at Making A Statement Jewellery UK.
The semi-precious stone jewellery necklace has been handmade from the beautiful deep purple coloured semi-precious Amethyst and I have created 3 of this handcrafted jewellery design. As well as the deep purple coloured Amethyst beads in this statement jewellery design I have used long rice shaped lilac coloured Amethyst beads faceted to catch the light. I have also added black onyx to this semi-precious jewellery design and the combination of the black and purple semi-precious stones are very on trend and you can see many fashion designs in the highstreet in this combination of colours. Although my handmade jewellery designs do not follow the highstreet, my jewellery is unique and original.
The green coloured drop earrings are also a limited edition semi-precious jewellery designs and at the base of this handcrafted jewellery design sit two green cracked agate beads one slightly smaller than the other on. To add a little bit of sparkle to this unusual semi-precious stone jewellery design I have spaced these two semi-precious stones with a green coloured crystal bead. If you take a look through Making A Statement Jewellery UK you will see both unique jewellery and limited edition handmade jewellery designs where I have added crystals just to add that little bit of sparkle.
The last of my examples of my limited edition semi-precious jewellery designs is a handcrafted necklace design that is bold and bright and this handmade jewellery necklace design has been created from highly polished black Onyx semi-precious stones and these have been combined with bright orange coloured Coral beads. I have used round and teardrop shaped black onyx beads in this handmade semi-precious stone jewellery design and these I have spaced with roundels of the bright orange coral. Again this is a colour combination that is very popular on the highstreet but as I keep saying here at making A statement Jewellery we do unique jewellery not highstreet. I have only handmade 3 of this handcrafted jewellery design.