Semi-Precious stones | Beads Direct

Semi-Precious Stones

Our Semi Precious Stones are genuine and natural unless they are stated to be synthetic in the description. However, you will find the vast majority of Semi Precious Stones are treated in some way, as they would not be stable enough for use in jewellery in their original state. Treatments for Semi Precious Stones throughout the industry include Heat (to intensify colour and inclusions), Dye (to change/intensify colour) and Stabilization (to solidify the stone for cutting, drilling and polishing). Please note that these processes are often essential before a stone is manipulated into the unnatural shapes (spheres, hearts etc.) consumers wish to purchase. Although most of our Semi Precious stones are not A grade and most will have been treated in some way, they are however excellent quality and great value for money.
Semi-precious stones are formed from minerals and rocks and can be used in any technique of jewellery making. Due to the huge variety of colours and shapes to choose from, you can create designs that match every outfit and occasion. The stones blend perfectly with metal or glass beads, creating interesting and unique jewellery compositions. In fashion jewellery, when adding metal spacers, even with the simplest of gemstones can be changed into beautiful earrings or necklaces. In our range you will find dozens of different stones that will help you to create the most sophisticated designs.