Gemstones - Stone Treasures by the Lake
Gemstones, (also called a gems, fine gems, jewels, precious stones, or semi-precious stones) are pieces of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, are used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli and opal) and occasionally organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber, jet, and pearl) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that lends value to a gemstone.
See below for the gemstone cabochons and artisan jewelry available in my shop.
Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for rough stones, so I became a lapidary artist and jewelry designer. I taught myself lapidary and silversmithing skills so others could see the beauty of my little treasures too. This is my unique way of contributing to the creative forces of the Universe and I hope you can appreciate my stones and jewelry and love them as much as I do!
Stone Treasures by the Lake offers a variety of unique, handcrafted cabochons and stone jewelry. My online jewelry shop offers Petoskey Stone cabochons and Petoskey Stone jewelry as well as diverse assortment of stones from Michigan and around the world. All of the cabochons on my website are cut and shaped by me.
The stone cabochons I create are for wire wrap, jewelry artists, jewelry designer, silversmiths or anyone who just loves stones. Since not everyone is a jewelry artist, I have created handcrafted stone jewelry to display my treasures. I am a self-taught silversmith and have placed my designer stones in custom silver, brass, copper and bronze settings. Commercially available settings with and without handcrafted cabochons are also available.
Custom crafting of stone cabochons and jewelry is available upon request. Provide your own rough stones or request stones that you would like to have made into cabochons.
Please contact me if you have any questions or requests.