About Semi-Precious Beads & Gemstones

Semi precious beads have been around for a long time and never tire as being ageless in their appeal. As well as being pleasing to the eye, our gemstones are also very adaptable and fit into both traditional and contemporary jewellery designs.

Each of our gemstones serves as a work of art in itself and brings a natural and non-refined quality to your bracelet, necklace or pair of earrings.

Many precious gemstones have an association with birth signs which can make them fabulous gifts if you are looking for something personalised. It is also believed in many circles that gemstones contain healing properties.

Types Of Gemstones

  • Our semi-precious gemstone chip mixes contain a kaleidoscope of colours, each of which is able to fit in with a range of jewellery styles including high fashion, bohemian or avant garde. Enjoy looking through the mix collections which include turquoise, goldstone, rose quartz and dalmation jasper chips
  • Hematite beads can be purchased in 8mm or 12 mm ring shapes and they also come as beads on a string
  • Round semi-precious beads come in different sizes including 4mm, 6mm and 8 mm. They are available in a huge range of stones including agate, black lava, azurite, quartz and amethyst
  • Turquoise skull beads are available in different forms including monkey skull beads, multi coloured skull beads, reds purples pinks and blacks
  • Our other gem stone offerings include briolettes and drop beads, semi-precious pendants, faceted beads and round semi-precious beads
  • The Bead Shop’s Dyed Semi precious turquoise beads are a fun range of unique and exciting designs. Owls, butterflies, Chinese knot beads, smarties, tusks, Buddha beads form just part of the variety we have available

Working With Semi-Precious Beads

If you have decided on semi-precious beads the next step is to think about how you are going to piece them together. Perhaps you need to restock your jewellery making collection or if you are beginning then you might find one of our jewellery making kits handy.

Stringing material is essential if you are making a necklace or bracelet of any kind. Beadalon wire and Beadsmith metallic thread work well with semi-precious gemstone creations. You can also you them in your Kumihimo braided designs.

Don’t forget that you will also need some jewellery findings. We have a wide selection of clasps, crimp ends, earring findings and spiral pendants for your gem stone jewellery piece.