Semi Precious Beads

I suppose it is safe to say that “at all times” in human civilization semi-precious beads have been used in jewelry ornaments. Approximately 38,000 years ago or more France was the first to use semi-precious beads for adornments. Semi-precious beads are part of our world’s natural treasures. Today they are processed in all shapes, round, oval, rondelle, tubes, stars and more. I suppose it is also safe to say millions of jewelry designs can come forth from semi precious beads alone.

For the bead lovers of this world, semi-precious beads are one of our favorites to see, to use within jewelry designs and to learn about. Ever wonder about the origin of some of these beads? I do all the time. Here is a list of categories of the semi precious beads. In other articles I plan to have pictures and more descriptions of the great variety found in semi-precious beads.

Agate
Amazonite
Amber
Amethyst
Ametrine
Amphibolite
Andulusite
Apatite
Aquamarine
Aragonite
Autumn Hickoryite
Aventunine
Beryl
Black Silk Stone
Blackstone
Bloodstone
Brick Stone
Bronzite
Calcite
Carnelian
Chalcedony
Charoite
Chinese Writing Stone
Chrysanthemum Stone
Chrysocolla
Chrysoprase
Cinnabar
Citrine
Coral
Crazy Horse Stone
Cubic Zirconia
Diamond
Dumortierite
Emerald
Feldspar
Fluorite
Fossil Coral
Fossil Stone
Garnet
Gaspeite
Goldstone
Goshenite
Hemalyke
Hemimorphite
Howlite
Hypersthene
Lolite
Jade
Jasper
Jet
Junzite
Kyanite
Labradorite
Landscape Stone
Lapis Lazuli
Larimar
Lava
Lepidolite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
Marble
Mica
Moonstone
Morganite
Obsidian
Onyx
Opal
Peridot
Petrified Wood
Picture Stone
Pietersite
Pipestone
Prehnite
Purple Creek Stone
Pyrite
Quartz
Rainbow Calsilica
Rainbow Stone
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rhyolite
Riverstone
Ruby
Sapphire
Sardonyx
Serpentine
Soapstone
Sodalite
Spinel
Sugilite
Sunstone
Tanzanite
Tektite
Tiger Iron
Tigereye
Topaz
Tourmaline
Ruquoise
Unakite
Variscite
Verdite
Vesuvianite

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan
Carmilita’s Earrings: https://carmilitaearrings.etsy.com

Meet Janis:
dangle earrings janice

Janis is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Flowers in Bloom Collection. She dangles about one inch from the hook.

Materials Used:
2 Gold Plated French Fish Earring Hooks
2 Gold Plated Jump Rings 8 mm
2 Gold Plated Fancy Bead Caps 8 mm
2 Gold Plated head pins
2 Gold Plated Metal Beads 6 mm
2 Pink Glass Czech Pearl Beads 6 mm
4 Light Pink Acrylic Flower Beads
4 Dark Pink Acrylic Flower Beads
I place the light pink inside the dark pink flower beads. The light pink flower bead is just a little smaller than the dark pink flower bead.

Janis Price: $15 (with FREE shipping)

Purchase Janis here: Carmilita’s Earrings

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Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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