Gemstones and Metals

We use only the finest quality gemstones and metals to ensure the longevity and beauty of each piece. When designing our jewelry, we also consider the metaphysical properties of the gemstones and how they may benefit the wearer.

Autumn Jasper

Autumn jasper is reputed to be a powerful healing gemstone. It promotes relaxation and helps you to embrace life.

Black Onyx

Black onyx is said to repel negativity and aid in grounding. It is also said to help overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation. It is used to boost self control, inspire wise decision making, and encourage contentment and good fortune.

Fire Agate

Fire agate is believed to be a stone of protection, courage, and strength. It is reputed to calm the emotions, alleviate fears, and reflect threats back to the source.

Fossil Coral

Fossil coral is a natural stone that is formed when ancient coral is replaced by agate. The fossilized coral typically appears as small flower-like patterns in the stone.  It is used for reducing irritability and promoting inner peace. It is also said to give the courage to embrace life with an open and giving heart.

Hematite

Hematite is regarded as a stone for the mind. It is said to bring peace and inner happiness and attract kindness and compassion.

Howlite

Howlite is believed to dispel selfishness and aid in the calm communication of one’s emotions. It is also believed to aid in memory retention.

Magnesite

This gemstone is believed to bring relaxation and deep peace. It is also said to increase creativity and help strengthen bones and teeth.

Pyrite

Pyrite or “fool’s gold” is thought to promote good investments. Pyrite is also thought to be a powerful stone of protection. It is said to enhance mental clarity and intellect.

Rhodonite

Like rose quartz, rhodonite is said to open the heart to all forms of love. It is believed to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being and ease the effects of physical and emotional trauma.

Snowflake Obsidian

Snowflake obsidian is regarded as a protective stone that forms a shield against negativity. It is calming and soothing, and is said to draw out mental stress and tension, providing balance for the mind, body and spirit.

Unakite

Unakite is believed to promote an atmosphere of serenity and optimism.  It is said to help dissolve mental and emotional blockages that prevent one from expressing his emotions.  It is also reputed to promote personal growth. Unakite is also believed to support convalescence and recovery from major illness.

Fine Silver

Fine silver is 99.9% pure. It is generally too soft for use in functional objects and is usually alloyed with other metals to give it strength, while retaining its beauty.

Gold-Filled

Gold-filled beads and components are made by combining a layer or layers of gold alloy to a base metal (usually brass), then rolling or drawing the metal to the desired shape and thickness. Gold-filled jewelry has a long life and may be worn by most people without an allergic reaction. 

Gold-Plated, Silver-Plated and Sterling Silver-Plated

Gold-plated, silver-plated, and sterling silver-plated beads and components have an industry standard of .15 to .25 mils thickness of gold or silver electroplated to the surface of a base metal.

Hill Tribe Silver

Hill Tribe Silver is handmade by the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods passed down from generation to generation. Using these silver beads and pendants in our designs helps sustain a traditional craft and provides the Karen people with a reliable source of income. The silver content in Hill Tribe silver beads and pendants is typically 95-99%even higher than sterling (92.5%). This higher silver content is softer and therefore easier to shape into beautiful unique styles.

Pewter

Pewter is a metal alloy that is largely made from tin with trace elements, such as copper or antimony, added for hardness. Older or classic pewter contains tin while lower grades of pewter may contain lead or zinc and have a darker silver-grey color. The pewter used in our designs is lead-free.

Rhodium

Rhodium is a rare metal and member of the platinum family. It is durable and corrosion-resistant.

Ruthenium

Ruthenium is a lustrous hard precious metal that is part of the platinum group. It is one of the rarest metals on earth. It does not tarnish at room temperature and it is combined with other metals to make them stronger and corrosion-resistant.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper or other alloy. Proportions are fixed by law.