Gemstone beads have attracted the interest of jewellery wearers, admirers and makers for thousands of years. From the turquoise gemstone bead wearers in the Aztecs to the jade gemstone makers of China, they have always been shrouded in a mystery that science has struggled to explain.
Science and gemmology will tell us many things about natural gemstone beads - such as the fact that obsidian gemstone beads are made from a volcanic glass - the "snowflakes" observed in the black and white patterned gemstone are caused from tiny crystals of cristobalite. Or that labradorite gets its name from where it was first discovered, and is a beautiful gemstone bead, with flashes of labradorescence.
This knowledge of the properties of gemstone beads is somewhat new - for thousands of years, gemstone beads have been used for their healing and metaphysical properties, passed on through cultural understandings and through the land. Most pink gemstones are associated with love and caring tendencies, red gemstones tend to signify the healing of blood related issues, whilst blue and green gemstone beads are often used in a calming environment.
We stock a wide range of gemstone beads both natural and manmade that is constantly changing. Some of the favourites include amethyst, rose quartz, snowflake obsidian, garnet, aventurine, tiger eye, chalcedony, quartz, lava stone, agate, jasper, howlite and of course the ever popular chakra healing set.