|Standard shapes; anything irregular is considered freeform. See illustration.
|For more information see illustrated size guide below.
|Type in this term:
|If you’re looking for stones in this size range:
|larger than 56mm
|Black, white, red and pink, green, purple (includes violet and lavender), blue, aqua, yellow, orange, brown, clear, transparent
|Dominant color in a stone.
|Agate, quartz, chalcedony, jasper, silicate
|All of these stone classes contain silica, but quartz tends to be more transparent, while jasper contains less structured crystals and tends to be opaque. Generally, quartzes are harder than jaspers.
|Gary Wilson, Keith Horst, Donald Olson, Hermann Petry, your favorite cutter
|Well-known cutters whose work is popular.
|How to Locate Pendants:
|These gemstones that are drilled front to back, or laterally (side to side) They are found throughout the site, organized by stone. To see all of these at once, type: “drilled pendant” in the search box.
|Finished pendants (this is a site category)
|Finished pendants are those created by artisans, including handmade glass pendants, items with finished bails, and stones and other materials that already have been set in metal and are ready for immediate wear.
|Other Useful Terms:
|art-carved or designer stones
|stones cut by well-known lapidarists in unique designs
|With a striped, banding, or concentric circle pattern
|brecciated or conglomerate
|Stones containing a mosaic of little pieces in a natural matrix
|stones that undergo a color shift depending upon the type of light source
|drilled pendant, finished pendants
|A stone that is ready for stringing or hanging; does not need to be set. This includes stones with jump rings.
|druzy, druse, drusy, drusies
|Gemstones containing many small crystals. The color may come from the crystals themselves, or the underlying matrix.
|Stones matched for use in earrings. Dimensions refer to individual stone.
|fossil, plant fossil, fossil animal shell
|gems made from real fossils
|from outer space
|meteorites, tektites, and other materials that originated in outer space
|stones that go well in men’s jewelry designs
|matched set, multiple stone set, necklace set, bracelet set, earring set, pendant and earring set
|various assemblies of matched stones
|stone that is said to contain energetic or healing properties
|natural gem formation
|Uncut stones, especially crystals, that are in their natural form
|a stone carved to look like some element of nature, such as starfish or pine cones
|natural volcanic glass
|referring to circles or “orbs” that are found within the natural patterning of the stone
|gems such as pearls, shells, and corals that were products of living things
|refers to stones that can be set in precious metal clay without heat damage
|rare or unusual stones, collector’s items
|strand (this is a site category)
|refers to unfinished strands of: opaque stone beads, transparent beads, pearls, or metal. Also includes finished chains.
|synthetic, man-made, lab-created, laboratory-grown, dyed
|Refers to manufactured stones (usually faceted), which often have the same chemical makeup as natural gems.
|refers to both natural and synthetic cabochons that are transparent, including those with color, such as Ametrine and CZs
|stones of natural stabilized or unstabilized turquoise, undyed
|stone has a webbed pattern on its surface
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