Unique jewellery, made the way you want it.
Many people believe that many natural minerals have healing properties, and others like them because they are beautiful.
Gemstones are produced in a number of shapes and can be quite varied in size. Because they are more expensive than their
counterparts, they tend to be used for smaller, more intricate designs. Popular examples of semi-precious gemstones
include amethyst, jade, jasper, quartz, garnet, agate, onyx, fluorite and tiger's eye. For more information about some
specific gemstones, please visit the Gemstone Zone
Glass pearls are also used in jewellery-making for the same reason as ocean-caught pearls - they are a more affordable
alternative and are designed to look the part. The nucleus is made from glass and then coated with fish scales or
mother-of-pearl for its iridescence. The other advantages of glass pearls over oyster pearls are that they don't have
the same frequent irregularities that oyster pearls do, and they don't take years to produce.
Swarovski Crystals do not actually occur naturally unlike gemstones. Made in Austria and cut using the same
precision-cutting process in which diamonds are cut, they catch the light beautifully and make a gorgeous addition to
any piece of jewellery. They are usually found alongside glass pearls.
Silver Plated Components
Silver plated wire is made from sterling silver layered over a copper core. When exposed to sulphur in the air, it can
tarnish if not looked after. Please refer to the Inner Fyre
to keep your silver plated jewellery shining.
Sterling Silver Components
Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver, and for this reason is often called 925 silver. The remaining 7.5% of sterling silver
is usually copper which helps the silver to keep its shape. Sterling silver is much less prone to tarnishing than silver plated wire.
Gold Plated Components
Pure gold wire is expensive, so gold plated wire (where gold is layered over a copper core) is a sensible alternative.
Gold plating can erode if not cared for correctly, so please refer to the Inner Fyre
to keep your gold plated jewellery shining.