Rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and brooches are the types of jewelry that contain gemstones, including rubies, diamonds, sapphires, Emeralds and Amethysts.
Jewelry is a very personal possession and one person’s opinion about what is beautiful jewelry often differs greatly from the next person. Jewelers and gemologist have long known the particularities of jewelry, which is why they make established pieces, as well as custom ones.
Established, or pre-designed and fabricated, jewelry pieces are excellent for people who lack clarity about precisely what it is that they want. Display cases in jewelry stores allow people to browse the selection and get an idea of what types of jewelry pieces and adornments are currently available and what price range they fall into.
On the other hand, custom pieces tend to be commissioned when purchasers are keenly aware of the style, look and feel, and price point of the jewelry that they desire.
Designing The Jewelry Yourself
For those people who know exactly what it is that they want in a piece of gemstone jewelry, and who count on having a touch of creativity and artistic dexterity, designing jewelry with gemstones is a third option to purchasing jewelry.
More times than not, people are interested in designing what is known as “fine jewelry.”
This term references the types of materials that are used in a piece of jewelry, and it indicates that the materials are high-quality.
For example, precious metals, such as gold and platinum, are used in the settings of this type of jewelry while precious or semi-precious gemstones, such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, are used as the centre point of the piece.
One of the many attractions that people have toward designing their own jewelry with gemstones, or designing a piece of jewelry that will ultimately be a gift for another person, is that it is not only custom-made, but also unique.
The fact that it is one-of-a-kind is generally an attractive feature; however, when designing jewelry for another person it is extremely important to ensure that both the giver and the receiver have similar taste in gemstones.
If not, an uncomfortable situation could arise with the end result being that the receiver is not attracted to the jewelry piece and never wears it. Believe it, this happens.
Share The Gemstones Design
The simplest way to avoid this potential mishap is to share the jewelry design with the person who will be receiving the piece. Or an alternative option, albeit riskier, is to use an established piece of jewelry that you know the receiver likes and inject some of your own creativity into the piece.
Another idea for a person that is looking to design a piece of jewelry for someone special is to use the person’s birthstone. Many people are unaware of which gemstone corresponds to their month of birth, but once told and presented with an elegant brooch or pendant, they develop a connection to their birthstone and a fondness for it.
On a final note, please keep in mind that designing jewelry is far different than jewelry-making. Only trained jewelers and gemologist’s, who are well-versed with the technicalities of casting, soldering and metal fabrication should undertake jewelry-making.
If you are interested in learning more about designing your jewelry with gemstones, it is recommended you contact a jewelry-making school in your neighbourhood.