Carved Gemstone Flower Beads

It is believed that the bead was the first gemstone cut in history to be used by man to create jewelry and ornamental decorations. Beads of cabochons have been used throughout history to create stunning pieces for bracelets, necklaces and other jeweled pieces. Carved gemstone flower beads have become very popular over the past few years for creating jeweled pieces that have a unique appearance. Jewelry makers both professional and amateur use these carved flower beads to create many different stunning looks.

Carved gemstone flower beads today come in a wide selection of sizes, colors and flower shapes. The beads can be used to create beautiful necklaces and bracelets as well as other jewelry pieces and pieces of art. If you are a jewelry maker you will find that there are simply too many choices sometimes from which you must choose. The possibilities with regards to creating different designs and styles are endless. Carved flower beads from gemstones can be created from a variety of materials and in a wide number of different colors as well. Amethyst, aquamarine, citrine, jade, opal, onyx, peridot, quartz, sapphire, turquoise and topaz are very commonly used gemstones in the creation of carved beads in flower and other designs. These gemstones provide a variety of color choices and hues that allow for beautiful and very unique pieces to be created.

Other stones are also used to create stunning flower beads. The actual stone used will depend on your personal preferences as well as where you purchase the flower beads or jewelry piece. Keep in mind that there are some stones that will break much easier than other stones. If you are looking for a jewelry piece with carved flower beads that will be durable, make sure that you check to determine which gemstones were used in its creation. Softer stones may not be used to make certain designs because they are sometimes too pliable.

Just as there are different colors available, there are also different sizes of beads that are used to make jewelry. All carved gemstone beads are typically sold by sizes starting with an average 2mm by 2mm size for the smallest beads and up to 26mm by 26mm for the largest sizes that are commonly available. Beads are typically sold by the strand for those who want to create their own jewelry designs. This allows you to add as many or as few beads as you want. If you are looking for a piece that has already been designed, you should check with your local jeweler to determine the number of beads that will be placed on the piece.

While there are certainly many different shapes of gemstone beads, there are also many different shapes of gemstone flower beads. Depending on the flower shape that you prefer, you will find several choices that are available. When mixed with other shapes such as oval, square and heart shaped gemstone beads, beautiful necklaces, earrings and other jewelry pieces can be created. You should note that carved gemstone flower beads are also typically available in a number of different cuts. Those that are carved are considered to be more valuable and are commonly used to create abstract art and other designs. Many carved gemstones have designs that are carved directly into the stone. Again, not all gemstones can be carved safely into flower designs. Some stones are simply too soft to properly carve. Flower beads that are carved from cabochon offer a much more natural look and have a polished finish. In addition, cabochon is a hard enough gemstone to be used to create many different flower designs.

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