JimzGemz

JimzGemz lapidary jewelry store- Pendants and Earrings

San Diego, California · 663 Sales

JimzGemz

JimzGemz lapidary jewelry store- Pendants and Earrings

San Diego, California 663 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Big Turquoise sale on beautiful King's Manassa from Colorado, and Kingman from Arizona. Can't beat our price at $0.50/ct,
Our Kingman and King's Manassa are Reconstituted (see below).

A few words about Turquoise. I grade it into 4 grades:
****Top Grade- Natural, untreated (not stabilized, or dyed). I have some Turquoise Mountain pendants, and a few other pieces. This material is rare, and you could be hard pressed to find any new material, perhaps a few old pieces from more than 35 years ago, that are Top Grade.
***High Grade- Undyed, but stabilized. I have authenticated many pieces by using acetone on the back. If no dye comes off on the swab, but it is slightly sticky, it has been stabilized. Stabilization is very common as most Turqouise is fragile, has been stabilized, at least on the back side.
**Typical Grade- Both dyed and stabilized (probably most of the Turquoise available
*Reconstituted- ground and pressed, sometimes with a binder, such as glue or plastic.

There is a lot of so called Turquoise, that is other material such as Magnesite, or Howlite (Howlith). I do not sell such substitutes on Etsy.

I am developing a rational basis for prices Turquoise, and other gemstones. For Turquoise, retail prices range from a few $/ct unset, perhaps $7/ct to $140/ct (or more) set. For my gemstones I am at about
Top Grade $1.20-2/ct
High Grade ~$1-1.50/ct
Typical Grade ~ $1/ct
Reconstituted $0.50/ct
All about a quarter or less than retail prices.

A few words about customization/personalization- Gemstones with drilled holes can have the bails swapped. Earrings can have the ear wire swapped. Details of customization of gemstones and earrings are in the following paragraphs.

First, earrings- Many earrings can have the ear wire changed. There are several choices- lever-backs, kidney wires, fish-hooks. Lever-backs are the least likely to be lost. Kidney wires are also secure, but a little more difficult to attach. Fish-hooks are the easiest to attach, and to loose. Each of these is available in Silver, Silver-plated, Gold-filled, gold plated, surgical stainless, and other metals. I recommend surgical stainless, as silver tarnishes in the finest of families. As made, I try to select the ear-wire metal that most closely matches the metal of the rest. The ear-wires are also available in various sizes, also selected to match the rest.

A few words about pendant bails. I have made close to 14,000 pendants, and bails are a significant expense. Further, silver tarnishes in the finest of families. SO, I am making fewer pendants with silver or brass bails, and making more with nickel, bronze, or gold-filled jumps rings. The saves me the cost of the more expensive bail, and More Importantly, having to polish all that stuff!

If you want a different bail on a gemstone with front drilled, or side drilled hole, then you can select one from another that you see on my site. In many cases there will be no further charge, but if the bail is gold, or a fancy silver one, I will swap the bail, and post with a slightly higher price.

So, with a front drilled cabochon, I can swap to twirl (number of turns depends on the size of the hole, and diameter of the wire), or a pinch bail (select from the variety you see on my site. With a side drilled cabochon, I can swap from nickle jump ring to bronze, or silver (no charge), or to gold ($5). I can also do some wire work, so if you want to see more metal, make a custom order.

Transversely Drilled gemstones with multi-jump ring "jumps" and twirl bails! Transversely drilling a gemstone leaves the face free of obscuration. JimzGemz has been using silver and gold plated single-jump bails. These work fine, but there is a small chance they could open if tugged. Also, gold and silver plating are not forever, and eventually they will show corrosion. Our NEW INNOVATION is to use nickle, bronze, and gold-filled multi-jump ring bails. The nickle, bronze and gold-filled metal will not corrode, and the multi-jump format allows for greater strength and security, as well as a little extra sparkle. If you see a gemstone that you want that has a single jump bail you can have it replaced in gold-filled, and/or multi-jump, just specify the number of twirls, and we will add them for $5 in silver and $10 in gold.

For the most part, the bails on my pendants are attached by drilling a hole, and either pinching the bail on, or pressing the bail in, and setting with a tiny drop of superglue. I call my bails twirl bails, and there are three types- Top drilled, face/front drilled, and side drilled. These bails are very sturdy. I also do what I call a circumfrential wire wrap, where the wire runs around the edge, which has been prepared to accept and capture the wire. I few of my gemstones have glue-on bails. I do this when there is a substantial probability that the stone might fracture if I drilled it. Gemstones with pinch bail can have the bails swapped with others that you see on my website, or from the Bail Upgrades listing. Not all combos will work, but you can ask, and I can try it (usually at no charge, though there is a charge for the upgrades). One of the reasons that you might want to swap the bail (besides simply your taste or desire to match the metal of your chain), is to make sure that the bail will fit over your chain. I can measure the bail opening, if you have a large chain, or your chain has a large clasp.

I also have some fancy bails, large with silver, white or yellow gold filled, and some with CZ gemstones- see Bail Upgrades listing.

WHEN A SINGLE DIMENSION IS GIVEN, THAT IS THE GEMSTONE'S HEIGHT (not including the bail).

A few words about nickel intolerance- the probability that someone will be nickel intolerant (allergic) is extremely small (less than 1%), and that is likely mainly if there is a part going around or through the flesh. It is very unlikely that someone would be intolerant of a nickel jump bail.

SHOW DATES:
Carlsbad Art in the Village Aug 13.
Leucadia Art Walk Aug 26, tbd.
La Jolla Art & Wine Oct 7 & 8, tbd
Coronado Art Walk at the Ferry Landing Oct 21 &22.
Encinitas Street Fair Nov 19, likely.

There may be more possibilities-
see our calendar at Google.com/calendar JimzGemz Shows

2017 brings a long list of new materials/minerals to our offerings:
1. After many years of searching, we finally found some lovely blue
Lapis Lace Onyx (formerly called Blue Ice), already listed. First show day at Borrego Springs Circle of Art, the Lapis Lace "flew off the table"!
2. Birdseye Red Pink Rhodochrosite, already listed.
3. Coprolite- Dinosaur Pterydacyl Turds, more about to land.
4. New Mexico Bella, now listing.
5. Pink Peruvian Opal, probably August.
6. Purplish Burro Creek Jasper with Dendrite, now listed.
7. Tichwandite rare, green mineral, probably June, now available in our booth.
8. New brighter, purple Sugilite- "Sugilike", already listed.
9. Purple and black Stitchtite, (from Tasmania!) now listed.
10. New highly patterned Charoite, now listed.
11. New highly patterned and Chatoyant Tiger Eye, now listed.
12. A very Sparkly Lepidolite, now listed.

USPS rates:
New shipping profiles: I am offering a set of 6 shipping profiles
(you choose when you order).
1. USPS Basic USA $5.00, tracking number, box, no guarantee of receipt (your risk).
2. USPS Priority USA small box $10.00 (your risk).
3. US Certified Mail $12.50 (you sign, and my risk).
4. International $14, no tracking number, no guarantee of receipt (your risk).
5. International Priority Mail $18, tracking and my risk.
6. International Certified $30.00 and my risk.

JimzGemz is trying to get more organized! We now make gemstones with crowns, and flats. Sometimes one side has a crown, and the other side is flat, other times, there are two crowns, or two flats. If the gemstone is described as reversible, that means that both sides are polished, and esthetically pleasing. Usually, one can tell by reflections whether a photo is of a flat, or a crown, but not always, SO I will endeavor to indicate the shape of both sides. Please be patient, there are lots of listings!

BIRTHSTONES
I have decided that the birthstone for each month will be the month's special. Pick one out, email me, and I will relist it a lower price. And here they are:
JANUARY
Garnet, the birthstone of January, occurs in a rainbow of colors. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet (Spessartite) to the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized color of red Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.
Our featured gemstone has been Spessartite, but it has gotten expensive, so will limit our stock, but you can order it.
FEBRUARY
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple color that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
I am making some very thin pendants, so keep an eye out for them in 2017.
MARCH
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the Aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.
Aquamarine is one of my favorites, and I have many. If you are interested, contact me, and I will see if I have the right one for you.
APRIL
Diamonds, the birthstone of April, are commonly associated with love which make it the perfect gift for a loved one. While white diamonds are most common, fancy colored diamonds can be found in various colors including yellow, blue, pink and a variety of others as well.
Since diamonds are out of a reasonable price range, we offer fancy CZ and more.
MAY
Emerald, the birthstone of May, carries the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. They are considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are the rarest gemstones and are typically mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia.
I have a number of emeralds, contact me for more information.
JUNE
June birthdays claim two birthstones; pearl and Alexandrite. Pearls have been wildly popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty. Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rare and desirable since they change color based on the lighting.
We have a fee fantastic corundum alexandrite with a wonderful color change.
JULY
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.
I have some rubies, contact me.
AUGUST
Peridot, the birthstone of August, carries a lime green color and is one of only a few gemstones that exists in only one color. Peridot is believed to instill power and influence as well as bring the wearer magical powers and properties that protect against nightmares.
We are at present sold out of peridot.
SEPTEMBER
Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue color but is present in almost every color including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust.
I have some fabulous sapphires, including violet stars, and Padparadsha!
OCTOBER
October also has two birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
We have an excellent selection of inexpensive opals on Etsy.
NOVEMBER
November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color but it is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, pink and yellow.
We typically keep a good selection of blue Topaz.
DECEMBER
December birthdays have claim to three gemstones; Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone making it a perfect birthstone for Minnesota’s frigid December winters. Zircon can be found in a variety of colors, but blue is the overwhelming favorite.

Gemstone colors and personal color seasons:
Warm colors (autumn colors and spring colors) have red or gold highlights.
Cool colors (summer colors and winter colors) have no red nor gold highlights.
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So what gemstones have such colors?

Warm autumn and spring Green, yellow, orange, golden, red stones (examples, in pure colors these would be ROY G.)-
Malachite, Chrysoprase, Amber, Bumblebee, Jasper, Sonoran Sunrise, Zoisite
Look in section Agates/Chalcedony/Jasper/Quartz, Jade,

Cool winter and summer violet, indigo, blue, aqua, pink (in pure colors these would be BIV)
Lepidolite, Lapis, Shattuckite, Chryscolla, Aquamarine, Topaz, Apatite, Rhodochrosite, Zoisite
Look in section Aqua/blue/turquoise, Tiffany,

season neutral
Labradorite:

A few words about JimzGemz (actually Jimz-Gemz, on Etsy you cannot use the hyphen).

About 90% of what you see started as a rock (rough), was sawed (slabbed), sawed again (trimmed), ground (up to 18 steps on diamond wheels), polished, drilled, milled, and wire wrapped by yours truly (Pierre Espirit, aka Jim of Jimz-Gemz). It takes about 30 steps to make a finished pendant. There are some pieces where I bought a cabochon (a gemstone with a crown), and repaired and finished it. Much of the Turquoise that I am now putting on Etsy is from a batch I bought from a warehouse that had been there for 25 years. I do not know how old it is, but it is Old Turquoise (called Vintage). Most turquoise is treated (has been for a very long time). The treatments vary, but since turquoise is soft, it is often stabilized (treated with some kind of glue or plastic, usually on the back, to make sure it wears well. Much of turquoise is also colorized. The colorization may be black shoe polish (has been used for hundreds of years), or dyes. I test the majority of my turquoise, and then, when I list it, I explain how it has been prepared, if detected. Historically, it has been said, that 80-85% of all turquoise has been treated. I suspect that much of the new turquoise is actually ground and compressed (and sometimes stabilized) tailings, as is my Kingman, and King's Manassa. Mohave "Turquoise" is a man-made material. The composition is not given, but it is supposedly turquoise, with various metals, and it is stabilized.

Most of my malachite is also pre-ground and polished material, that I trim, drill, and finish. Most of the other gemstones I sell went through my full 30 step process.

The earrings I sell are almost all made from faceted precious gemstones. Plastic or glass beads are not used. That makes them a bit more expensive, but there are many "beaders" that assemble earrings out of inexpensive parts, and I do not want to be part of that.

ETSY IS NOW REQUIRING THAT WE IDENTIFY PRODUCTION PARTNERS, AND I AM DOING THAT, BUT WITH OVER 2500 LISTING, IT MAY TAKE A FEW MONTHS. SO PLEASE BE PATIENT, AND IF INTERESTED, JUST ASK.

If you don't see a gemstone that is perfect for you, contact us at
DrJPHauck [!at] gmail.com
with your request.

I hope this information is helpful, and I make every attempt to be as detailed in the descriptions so that you know what you are getting. No third world junk at JimzGemz!

How do you capture over 6000 minerals that combine in different kinds of ways and in different crystalline forms into 10 shop sections? Recently, I came up with 36, but how to do 10? Well, here is my best shot-
Agates, Chalcedony, Jasper, Quartz- all silicates, many very pretty, but usually not very expensive, some opals fit into this category, too.
Blue, Turquoise and Aqua Gemstones- why, because people like them! Many are copper minerals, but some (like larimar, apatite, and amazonite) are not.
Congomerates (because they are mixtures, or just don't fit any category neatly) has been changed to Fordite. Why? Because dried paint from a paint plant is our best selling item!
Earrings (occasionally bracelets, or necklaces- because they have a different function).
Larger Colorful Gemstones.
Major Precious (that would be Diamond- none here, Corundum-Ruby and Sapphire, Beryl- Emerald and Aquamarine, some opals, pearls etc.)
Smaller Colorful Gemstones
Tiffany stone (a trade name for opalized fluorite), a shop specialty.
Transparent &/or faceted (for the beauties that don't fit the major precious category, like Topaz, Tourmaline, Cubic Zirconia)
So, you can see that this is a very difficult task, so don't expect me to be perfect, but Please enjoy some semblance of order :-)

FOR A DESCRIPTION AND THE MEANINGS OF STONES, GO TO THE END OF THIS SECTION. For example, if you want to be creative- try Zoisite (Ruby Zoisite).

The things that affect the cost of a gemstone are:
1. Color- blues, aqua (Larimar, Aquamarine) are popular now, as is purple
2. Carats- Stone weight in grams or carats (5 carats per gram).
3 Clarity- or transparency
4. Cut/Craftsmanship- stone shape, finishing Wrap/bail
5. Cache-Vogue, what is in for this season, etc.
6. Rarity
7. Difficulty to fabricate
8. Effects- Chatoyancy (cat's eye, tiger's eye, hawk's eye, falcon's eye); Adularescence (moonstone effect), change of color (alexandrite), star or fiber effect,

5 "C's" - Color, Carats, Clarity, Cut/Craftmasship, Cache,
& Rarity, and Difficulty to Fabricate, and Effects.
1. Color- more vivid, more costly
2. Carats- price is somewhat in proportion to weight/size. Precious gemstones the cost per carat is relatively constant, but may Decrease with larger gemstones. Major Precious, the cost per carat Increases with the size of the gemstone, sometimes significantly.
3. Clarity- our cabochons are usually not clear, but some have agate/quartz has transparent or translucent portions that add to their beauty. Some of our Major Precious Gemstones are transparent, and the more transparent, usually the more expensive.
4. Cut- for Cabochons, the harder the material the longer it takes to sculpt the stone, and the higher the gloss. For Major Precious Gemstones the number and size of facets can change the brilliance of the gemstones- the more brilliant, the more expensive...
5. Fashion, Style, Cache' what is in style at present.
6. Rarity- some of the gemstones we sell are becoming rare, which drives up the price of the raw materials, notably Shattuckite (a copper mineral), Tiffany stone (Opalized fluorite), and Sonoran Sunrise (a red and multicolor copper mineral). Rhodochrosite is also much harder to find at a a reasonable cost, as are Sugilite and Charoite, Also, Jade has gone up significantly recently. Larimar is going up really fast. These inflation rates can be seen a a difficulty or a benefit. Many gemstones are a really good investment- they go up in price faster than gold!
7. Difficulty to fabricate- some stones are easy to cut, and little material is lost in fabrication. Others are more challenging.
8. Effects, chatoyancy- tiger's eye, opalization, asterism, etc. can be very pleasing, and can add to the cost.

Overall, JimzGemz selects novel materials and designs not found in many shops..

DESCRIPTION AND MEANINGS OF STONES:
MEANING OF STONES
Agate. Variegated chalcedony showing banding. Many colors and patterns available. Fosters love, creates an appreciation of nature, provides abundance and soothes emotion.
Agate, Black. Relieves stress, gives protection, increases courage.
Agate, Blue Lace. Blue and white bands created by quartz and chalcedony intergrowing. Creates hope, harmony, optimism, positive thinking, joy and truth. Encourages energy flow, communication and expression. Calms the mind.
Agate, Crazy Lace. Enables one to laugh.
Agate, Golden Lace. Helps lift depression, increase friendliness and happiness.
Agate, Moss. Form of chalcedony with colored inclusions resembling trees, ferns or moss. Helps relieve tension. Calms feelings of confinement and confusion. Increases confidence and optimism, allowing us a greater connection with the natural world. Prosperity, abundance, success, congenioality, compatibility, healing, rain, restoration, fertility of plants, protection of the earth, strength. Helps us communicate directly with animals and plants. Wear when starting new friendships or seeking a significant other.
Agate, Tree. Assists with introspection, relieves tension. Brings abundant crops.
Agate, White. Relieves stress, gives protection, increases courage.
Amazonite. An opaque blue-ish green feldspar. Self-expression, confidence, leadership and communication. May enhance psychic skills. Enhances loves and soothes tense emotions and situations.
Amber. Fossilized tree resin over 4 million years old. Can be brown, orange, yellow, green or red and may contain bits of debris from the bark of ancient pine trees. Soothing, useful for correcting imbalances in the nervous sytem. Gentle activation and energizing. Reduces confusion and anxiety. Romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy, balance. Enhances patience and remembrance of past lives and ancient knowledge.
Amethyst. Translucent purple quartz. Healing and peace. Helps mind become more organized and orderly. Can aid restlessness and sleeplessness. Meditation.
Ametrine. When heated, amethyst turns golden yellow. Ametrine is the mixture of the golden yellow and amethyst purple. Balances anxiety, fear and nervousness. Aids meditation, relieves tension, disperses negativity and helps eliminate prejudice.
Apatite. Enhances intellect, focus, learning, clarity of concentration and ideas. Fosters unconditional love.
Aquamarine. Blue or bluish-green beryl. Energizes the immune system, useful in recovery from illness. Provides energy boost. Release3s anxiety, fear and restlessness. Stimulating and purifying. Promotes positive ways to express individuality. Promotes safe travel on water.
Aragonite. Fosters truth, stability, understanding and clear perception. Nurturing stone, lifts your feelings.
Aventurine. One of the best overall balancing stones for the heart.
Aventurine, Peach. Helps with decision making, helps boost creativity.
Aventurine, Red. Enhances creativity and ability to see possibilities. Brings prosperity, lessens negativity.
Bloodstone (Heliotrope). Green chalcedony/quartz with dark red spots. Beneficial effects on the heart and circulation.
Botswana Agate. Cleansing. Aids attention to detail and exploring the unknown.
Carnelian. A hard chalcedony with its reddish-orange color from iron particles. Increases motivation and self-determination. Useful for healing trauma and stress. Has a gentle soothing energy, protects us from negativity feelings such as anger, jealousy and fear. Calms fears about death and rebirth, brings serenity and acceptance about the cycles of life. Creativity.
Cats Eye Quartz. Serenity, peace, perspective, abundance, prosperity, healing, riches and love of nature.
Chalcedony. A translucent quartz, commonly pale blue.
Cherry/Strawberry Quartz. A translucent glass with a deeper coral-pink color.
Chrysanthemum. Harmony and change. Promotes renewal of old friendships.
Chrysocolla. Blend of deep blues and greens. Cools and calms, quiets the mind. Regulates and directs psychic information and energy. Clears emotional and spiritual blockages that cause confusion and failure. Relaxation and balance. Brings great inner strength, helps one get through stressful situations.
Chrysoprase. Chalcedony quartz. Color ranges from dark jade green to bright apple green. Facilitates self-expression and courage. Happiness.
Citrine. A pale translucent yellow stone. A rarer variety of quartz. Grounding, balancing, and supporting. Warm and soothing. Increases self-confidence and the achievement of personal goals. Creates optimism. Prevents anxiety, encourages creativity. Clears thought and improves memory.
Copper. Eases emotional turbulence or irritability. Helps the flow of energy between all systems of the body. Brings stability and flexibility that protects against stress.
Coral. Provides protection and guards against violence, accidents and theft. Calms emotion, restores harmony. Helps with fever, colds, asthma and digestive problems.
Dumortierite. Enhance organizational skills, self-discipline and orderliness.
Emerald. Most precious stone in the beryl group. Brings calm by removing hidden fears. Helpful aid to medication.
Fluorite. Helps integrate spiritual energies to the physical body. Increases mystic visions, psychic energy, well-being, serenity and peace. Encourages orderliness and structure. Helps improve levels of physical coordination and mental agility. Enhances intuition, creativity, concentration. Helps release negative thoughts.
Garnet. Energizes. Passionate love and enduring strength. Inspires romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, past life recall, career success, social popularity and self-confidence.
Garnet, Grossularite. Purifies all body systems, especially liver and heart.
Garnet, Hessonite. Creativity.
Garnet, Rhodolite. Facilitates meditation, enhances intuition, inspires love.
Garnet, Spessartite. Strengthens willpower, increases self-esteem and popularity.
Hematite. Common iron oxide. Energizes the physical body. Grounding stone.
Howlite. Allows one to express emotions calmly and unoffensively.
Iolite. Enhances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self-confidence and executive ability. Increases dreams and the ability to remember them. Aids intuition.
Jade. True jade comes as either jadeite or nephrite. Linked to ancestor spirits and the gods. Prosperity, longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, balance, moderation, perspective, stability. Connects us to physical instincts and earth energies. Increases sense of belonging. Calms arrogance.
Jade, Black. Protection against negativity, fosters wise use of power.
Jade, Golden. Understanding and empathy.
Jasper, Autumn. Protects against negative energy. Strengthening stone.
Jasper, Brecciated. Relaxation, sense of wholeness. Encourages attunement and communication with animals, helps with animal allergies. Brings happiness, creates positive outlook on life, eases stress.
Jasper, Dalmation. Increases patience, removes disillusionment.
Jasper, Fancy. Gentleness, relaxation. Brings tranquility, comfort and wholeness. Nurturing and protective. Increases our enjoyment of life.
Jasper, Leopardskin. Assists and protects during physical and spiritual travel.
Jasper, Red. Helps one remember dreams. Solidity and grounding. Emphasizes practical, down-to-earth solutions.
Jet. Fossilized wood. Lightweight, dark brown or black. Grounding properties. Supports and balances. Protective and comforting.
Kunzite. Protects emotions. Helps remove emotional debris, negativity and unwanted energy.
Kyanite. Effective energy conduit. Stillness and trainquility, good for meditation.
Labradorite. Grey-blue feldspar with blue or opalescent flashing. Inspires energy and awareness. Protects the auric field and prevents energy being drained by other people. Provides clarity and insight into your destiny. Helpful with dream recall and finding ways to use dreams in daily life.
Lapis Lazuli. Deep cleansing. Helps shy or introverted people to communicate and express themselves. Especially beneficial to those who use their voice, such as teachers, singers and sales people. Communication, thoughts and memory. Can reveal past errors and unresolved fears.
Malachite. Restores life, helps healing process. Enourages true love.
Moonstone. A variety of feldspar. Exhibits flashing. Helps balance systems of the body. Stabilizes emotional states, helps to release stress and tension. Stone of the Goddess, aid to travelers. Creates joy and peace in our homes. Helps calm responses, avoid overreaction and enhance femininity, intuition and psychic abilities.
Moukaite. Durable hard stone.
Obsidian. Volcanic glass. Feldspar crystals create the white/grey patches in snowflake obsidian. Iron contributes to the reddish brown color in mahogany obsidian. Effective grounding stone. Draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them. Used in scrying.
Obsidian, Mahogany. Allows us to see our shortcomings and overcome them. Stimulates growth of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual centers to provide strength in times of need. Promotes a forgiving attitude.
Obsidian, Snowflake. Assists in physical balance and physical safety. Helps one to recognize unnecessary patterns in one's life.
Onyx, Black. Translucent chalcedony. Repels negativity, deflects negativity of others. Keeps one safe from harm. Aids in grounding. Helps one make wise decisions. Helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation.
Opal. Emotional balance. Helps stabilize mood swings.
Opal, Fire. Inspiration, enhances imagination and creativity. Helps one release inhibitions. Enhances memory.
Pearls. Promotes sincerity, truthh and loyalty. Soothes, calms and focuses attention.
Peridot. Helps one find internal happiness and to overcome anger and jealousy.
Pietersite. Rare variation of tigers eye. Usually brown but rare stones are a grey-black or blue-black. Physical protection, especially for the eyes. Focuses the inner eye, enabling the wearer to explore themselves emotionally. Helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine or goddess energy.
Pyrite. Fools Gold. Benefits the digestive system, helping to eliminate toxins. Gently grounding, helps recovery from anxiety, depression and frustration.
Quartz, Crystal. Helps bring balance. Amplifies and increases the harmony of all energies it contacts. Brings stability and calmness to the mind. Focus or amplify energy. Powerful healer. Aids clarity of mind.
Quartz, Rose. Reduces emotional stress and tension. Encourages love, beauty and harmony. Reduces aggression and promotes understanding and empathy. Helps one to appreciate the joy of each new day and each new experience.
Quartz, Smoky. Quiet, calming energy. Effective grounding stone. Removes imbalances and negativity. Brings emotional calm and clarity of mind. Stimulates higher awareness in meditative states.
Rhodochrosite. Helps alleviate anxiety and tension. Encourages positive self-perception.
Rhodonite. Promotes confidence and self-worth along with the awareness of others' feelings and needs. Restores a sense of equilibrium. Helps in making fine distinctions in people. Brings love around you, helps you remain centered when in a relationship.
Riverstone. Helps relieve worry and fear, helps us carry our difficult burdens.
Ruby. Balances the heart, enhancing circulation. Improves confidence, security, self-esteem, and relationships with others. Energizes.
Rutilated Quartz. Excellent energy shifter, helps remove energy blocks.
Sardonyx. Fosters luck, friendship, happiness, good fortune, romance, marriage. Protective of the young and those who try new things. Assists in appreciation of nature's wild places and inhabitants.
Serpentine "Jade" (New Jade). Promotes good luck, happiness and success. Helps people reach their business or personal dreams and desires, inspires respect for the elderly.
Sodalite. Intuitive knowledge, clears the mind and promotes understanding of ideas and concepts. Useful for student and philosopher. Strengthens communication and rational thinking.
Sugilite. Helps sensitive people keep up with the fast pace of today's society. Can help integration with the everyday world and prevent withdrawal from it.
Sunstone. Variety of feldspar, same family as moonstone. Learning.
Tigereye, Red. Enhances self-confidence. Allows for clarity of thought. Good for performers.
Tiger Iron. Metaphysical power.
Topaz. Encourages relaxation of physical or emotional strain. Dissipates excess or negative energy.
Tourmaline, Red (Rubellite). Balance emotions. Motivation.
Tourmaline, Green (Verdelite). Helps to re-align physical structures of the body and our connection to the energies of the planet. Increases our receptivity allowing greater harmony with our surroundings. Helps break down some of our self-limiting barriers.
Turquoise. Protection. Increases energy and protects the body from negativity.
Unakite. Unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. Helps with abandonment and separation issues.
Zoisite. Creativity.

We artists love our Zoisite (though sometimes we do get frustrated)...

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 18, 2017

Big Turquoise sale on beautiful King's Manassa from Colorado, and Kingman from Arizona. Can't beat our price at $0.50/ct,
Our Kingman and King's Manassa are Reconstituted (see below).

A few words about Turquoise. I grade it into 4 grades:
****Top Grade- Natural, untreated (not stabilized, or dyed). I have some Turquoise Mountain pendants, and a few other pieces. This material is rare, and you could be hard pressed to find any new material, perhaps a few old pieces from more than 35 years ago, that are Top Grade.
***High Grade- Undyed, but stabilized. I have authenticated many pieces by using acetone on the back. If no dye comes off on the swab, but it is slightly sticky, it has been stabilized. Stabilization is very common as most Turqouise is fragile, has been stabilized, at least on the back side.
**Typical Grade- Both dyed and stabilized (probably most of the Turquoise available
*Reconstituted- ground and pressed, sometimes with a binder, such as glue or plastic.

There is a lot of so called Turquoise, that is other material such as Magnesite, or Howlite (Howlith). I do not sell such substitutes on Etsy.

I am developing a rational basis for prices Turquoise, and other gemstones. For Turquoise, retail prices range from a few $/ct unset, perhaps $7/ct to $140/ct (or more) set. For my gemstones I am at about
Top Grade $1.20-2/ct
High Grade ~$1-1.50/ct
Typical Grade ~ $1/ct
Reconstituted $0.50/ct
All about a quarter or less than retail prices.

A few words about customization/personalization- Gemstones with drilled holes can have the bails swapped. Earrings can have the ear wire swapped. Details of customization of gemstones and earrings are in the following paragraphs.

First, earrings- Many earrings can have the ear wire changed. There are several choices- lever-backs, kidney wires, fish-hooks. Lever-backs are the least likely to be lost. Kidney wires are also secure, but a little more difficult to attach. Fish-hooks are the easiest to attach, and to loose. Each of these is available in Silver, Silver-plated, Gold-filled, gold plated, surgical stainless, and other metals. I recommend surgical stainless, as silver tarnishes in the finest of families. As made, I try to select the ear-wire metal that most closely matches the metal of the rest. The ear-wires are also available in various sizes, also selected to match the rest.

A few words about pendant bails. I have made close to 14,000 pendants, and bails are a significant expense. Further, silver tarnishes in the finest of families. SO, I am making fewer pendants with silver or brass bails, and making more with nickel, bronze, or gold-filled jumps rings. The saves me the cost of the more expensive bail, and More Importantly, having to polish all that stuff!

If you want a different bail on a gemstone with front drilled, or side drilled hole, then you can select one from another that you see on my site. In many cases there will be no further charge, but if the bail is gold, or a fancy silver one, I will swap the bail, and post with a slightly higher price.

So, with a front drilled cabochon, I can swap to twirl (number of turns depends on the size of the hole, and diameter of the wire), or a pinch bail (select from the variety you see on my site. With a side drilled cabochon, I can swap from nickle jump ring to bronze, or silver (no charge), or to gold ($5). I can also do some wire work, so if you want to see more metal, make a custom order.

Transversely Drilled gemstones with multi-jump ring "jumps" and twirl bails! Transversely drilling a gemstone leaves the face free of obscuration. JimzGemz has been using silver and gold plated single-jump bails. These work fine, but there is a small chance they could open if tugged. Also, gold and silver plating are not forever, and eventually they will show corrosion. Our NEW INNOVATION is to use nickle, bronze, and gold-filled multi-jump ring bails. The nickle, bronze and gold-filled metal will not corrode, and the multi-jump format allows for greater strength and security, as well as a little extra sparkle. If you see a gemstone that you want that has a single jump bail you can have it replaced in gold-filled, and/or multi-jump, just specify the number of twirls, and we will add them for $5 in silver and $10 in gold.

For the most part, the bails on my pendants are attached by drilling a hole, and either pinching the bail on, or pressing the bail in, and setting with a tiny drop of superglue. I call my bails twirl bails, and there are three types- Top drilled, face/front drilled, and side drilled. These bails are very sturdy. I also do what I call a circumfrential wire wrap, where the wire runs around the edge, which has been prepared to accept and capture the wire. I few of my gemstones have glue-on bails. I do this when there is a substantial probability that the stone might fracture if I drilled it. Gemstones with pinch bail can have the bails swapped with others that you see on my website, or from the Bail Upgrades listing. Not all combos will work, but you can ask, and I can try it (usually at no charge, though there is a charge for the upgrades). One of the reasons that you might want to swap the bail (besides simply your taste or desire to match the metal of your chain), is to make sure that the bail will fit over your chain. I can measure the bail opening, if you have a large chain, or your chain has a large clasp.

I also have some fancy bails, large with silver, white or yellow gold filled, and some with CZ gemstones- see Bail Upgrades listing.

WHEN A SINGLE DIMENSION IS GIVEN, THAT IS THE GEMSTONE'S HEIGHT (not including the bail).

A few words about nickel intolerance- the probability that someone will be nickel intolerant (allergic) is extremely small (less than 1%), and that is likely mainly if there is a part going around or through the flesh. It is very unlikely that someone would be intolerant of a nickel jump bail.

SHOW DATES:
Carlsbad Art in the Village Aug 13.
Leucadia Art Walk Aug 26, tbd.
La Jolla Art & Wine Oct 7 & 8, tbd
Coronado Art Walk at the Ferry Landing Oct 21 &22.
Encinitas Street Fair Nov 19, likely.

There may be more possibilities-
see our calendar at Google.com/calendar JimzGemz Shows

2017 brings a long list of new materials/minerals to our offerings:
1. After many years of searching, we finally found some lovely blue
Lapis Lace Onyx (formerly called Blue Ice), already listed. First show day at Borrego Springs Circle of Art, the Lapis Lace "flew off the table"!
2. Birdseye Red Pink Rhodochrosite, already listed.
3. Coprolite- Dinosaur Pterydacyl Turds, more about to land.
4. New Mexico Bella, now listing.
5. Pink Peruvian Opal, probably August.
6. Purplish Burro Creek Jasper with Dendrite, now listed.
7. Tichwandite rare, green mineral, probably June, now available in our booth.
8. New brighter, purple Sugilite- "Sugilike", already listed.
9. Purple and black Stitchtite, (from Tasmania!) now listed.
10. New highly patterned Charoite, now listed.
11. New highly patterned and Chatoyant Tiger Eye, now listed.
12. A very Sparkly Lepidolite, now listed.

USPS rates:
New shipping profiles: I am offering a set of 6 shipping profiles
(you choose when you order).
1. USPS Basic USA $5.00, tracking number, box, no guarantee of receipt (your risk).
2. USPS Priority USA small box $10.00 (your risk).
3. US Certified Mail $12.50 (you sign, and my risk).
4. International $14, no tracking number, no guarantee of receipt (your risk).
5. International Priority Mail $18, tracking and my risk.
6. International Certified $30.00 and my risk.

JimzGemz is trying to get more organized! We now make gemstones with crowns, and flats. Sometimes one side has a crown, and the other side is flat, other times, there are two crowns, or two flats. If the gemstone is described as reversible, that means that both sides are polished, and esthetically pleasing. Usually, one can tell by reflections whether a photo is of a flat, or a crown, but not always, SO I will endeavor to indicate the shape of both sides. Please be patient, there are lots of listings!

BIRTHSTONES
I have decided that the birthstone for each month will be the month's special. Pick one out, email me, and I will relist it a lower price. And here they are:
JANUARY
Garnet, the birthstone of January, occurs in a rainbow of colors. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet (Spessartite) to the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized color of red Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.
Our featured gemstone has been Spessartite, but it has gotten expensive, so will limit our stock, but you can order it.
FEBRUARY
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple color that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
I am making some very thin pendants, so keep an eye out for them in 2017.
MARCH
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the Aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.
Aquamarine is one of my favorites, and I have many. If you are interested, contact me, and I will see if I have the right one for you.
APRIL
Diamonds, the birthstone of April, are commonly associated with love which make it the perfect gift for a loved one. While white diamonds are most common, fancy colored diamonds can be found in various colors including yellow, blue, pink and a variety of others as well.
Since diamonds are out of a reasonable price range, we offer fancy CZ and more.
MAY
Emerald, the birthstone of May, carries the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. They are considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are the rarest gemstones and are typically mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia.
I have a number of emeralds, contact me for more information.
JUNE
June birthdays claim two birthstones; pearl and Alexandrite. Pearls have been wildly popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty. Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rare and desirable since they change color based on the lighting.
We have a fee fantastic corundum alexandrite with a wonderful color change.
JULY
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.
I have some rubies, contact me.
AUGUST
Peridot, the birthstone of August, carries a lime green color and is one of only a few gemstones that exists in only one color. Peridot is believed to instill power and influence as well as bring the wearer magical powers and properties that protect against nightmares.
We are at present sold out of peridot.
SEPTEMBER
Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue color but is present in almost every color including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust.
I have some fabulous sapphires, including violet stars, and Padparadsha!
OCTOBER
October also has two birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
We have an excellent selection of inexpensive opals on Etsy.
NOVEMBER
November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color but it is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, pink and yellow.
We typically keep a good selection of blue Topaz.
DECEMBER
December birthdays have claim to three gemstones; Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone making it a perfect birthstone for Minnesota’s frigid December winters. Zircon can be found in a variety of colors, but blue is the overwhelming favorite.

Gemstone colors and personal color seasons:
Warm colors (autumn colors and spring colors) have red or gold highlights.
Cool colors (summer colors and winter colors) have no red nor gold highlights.
http://lotusmoonjewellery.com/images/EZ_Images/warm-cool-colors.jpg
So what gemstones have such colors?

Warm autumn and spring Green, yellow, orange, golden, red stones (examples, in pure colors these would be ROY G.)-
Malachite, Chrysoprase, Amber, Bumblebee, Jasper, Sonoran Sunrise, Zoisite
Look in section Agates/Chalcedony/Jasper/Quartz, Jade,

Cool winter and summer violet, indigo, blue, aqua, pink (in pure colors these would be BIV)
Lepidolite, Lapis, Shattuckite, Chryscolla, Aquamarine, Topaz, Apatite, Rhodochrosite, Zoisite
Look in section Aqua/blue/turquoise, Tiffany,

season neutral
Labradorite:

A few words about JimzGemz (actually Jimz-Gemz, on Etsy you cannot use the hyphen).

About 90% of what you see started as a rock (rough), was sawed (slabbed), sawed again (trimmed), ground (up to 18 steps on diamond wheels), polished, drilled, milled, and wire wrapped by yours truly (Pierre Espirit, aka Jim of Jimz-Gemz). It takes about 30 steps to make a finished pendant. There are some pieces where I bought a cabochon (a gemstone with a crown), and repaired and finished it. Much of the Turquoise that I am now putting on Etsy is from a batch I bought from a warehouse that had been there for 25 years. I do not know how old it is, but it is Old Turquoise (called Vintage). Most turquoise is treated (has been for a very long time). The treatments vary, but since turquoise is soft, it is often stabilized (treated with some kind of glue or plastic, usually on the back, to make sure it wears well. Much of turquoise is also colorized. The colorization may be black shoe polish (has been used for hundreds of years), or dyes. I test the majority of my turquoise, and then, when I list it, I explain how it has been prepared, if detected. Historically, it has been said, that 80-85% of all turquoise has been treated. I suspect that much of the new turquoise is actually ground and compressed (and sometimes stabilized) tailings, as is my Kingman, and King's Manassa. Mohave "Turquoise" is a man-made material. The composition is not given, but it is supposedly turquoise, with various metals, and it is stabilized.

Most of my malachite is also pre-ground and polished material, that I trim, drill, and finish. Most of the other gemstones I sell went through my full 30 step process.

The earrings I sell are almost all made from faceted precious gemstones. Plastic or glass beads are not used. That makes them a bit more expensive, but there are many "beaders" that assemble earrings out of inexpensive parts, and I do not want to be part of that.

ETSY IS NOW REQUIRING THAT WE IDENTIFY PRODUCTION PARTNERS, AND I AM DOING THAT, BUT WITH OVER 2500 LISTING, IT MAY TAKE A FEW MONTHS. SO PLEASE BE PATIENT, AND IF INTERESTED, JUST ASK.

If you don't see a gemstone that is perfect for you, contact us at
DrJPHauck [!at] gmail.com
with your request.

I hope this information is helpful, and I make every attempt to be as detailed in the descriptions so that you know what you are getting. No third world junk at JimzGemz!

How do you capture over 6000 minerals that combine in different kinds of ways and in different crystalline forms into 10 shop sections? Recently, I came up with 36, but how to do 10? Well, here is my best shot-
Agates, Chalcedony, Jasper, Quartz- all silicates, many very pretty, but usually not very expensive, some opals fit into this category, too.
Blue, Turquoise and Aqua Gemstones- why, because people like them! Many are copper minerals, but some (like larimar, apatite, and amazonite) are not.
Congomerates (because they are mixtures, or just don't fit any category neatly) has been changed to Fordite. Why? Because dried paint from a paint plant is our best selling item!
Earrings (occasionally bracelets, or necklaces- because they have a different function).
Larger Colorful Gemstones.
Major Precious (that would be Diamond- none here, Corundum-Ruby and Sapphire, Beryl- Emerald and Aquamarine, some opals, pearls etc.)
Smaller Colorful Gemstones
Tiffany stone (a trade name for opalized fluorite), a shop specialty.
Transparent &/or faceted (for the beauties that don't fit the major precious category, like Topaz, Tourmaline, Cubic Zirconia)
So, you can see that this is a very difficult task, so don't expect me to be perfect, but Please enjoy some semblance of order :-)

FOR A DESCRIPTION AND THE MEANINGS OF STONES, GO TO THE END OF THIS SECTION. For example, if you want to be creative- try Zoisite (Ruby Zoisite).

The things that affect the cost of a gemstone are:
1. Color- blues, aqua (Larimar, Aquamarine) are popular now, as is purple
2. Carats- Stone weight in grams or carats (5 carats per gram).
3 Clarity- or transparency
4. Cut/Craftsmanship- stone shape, finishing Wrap/bail
5. Cache-Vogue, what is in for this season, etc.
6. Rarity
7. Difficulty to fabricate
8. Effects- Chatoyancy (cat's eye, tiger's eye, hawk's eye, falcon's eye); Adularescence (moonstone effect), change of color (alexandrite), star or fiber effect,

5 "C's" - Color, Carats, Clarity, Cut/Craftmasship, Cache,
& Rarity, and Difficulty to Fabricate, and Effects.
1. Color- more vivid, more costly
2. Carats- price is somewhat in proportion to weight/size. Precious gemstones the cost per carat is relatively constant, but may Decrease with larger gemstones. Major Precious, the cost per carat Increases with the size of the gemstone, sometimes significantly.
3. Clarity- our cabochons are usually not clear, but some have agate/quartz has transparent or translucent portions that add to their beauty. Some of our Major Precious Gemstones are transparent, and the more transparent, usually the more expensive.
4. Cut- for Cabochons, the harder the material the longer it takes to sculpt the stone, and the higher the gloss. For Major Precious Gemstones the number and size of facets can change the brilliance of the gemstones- the more brilliant, the more expensive...
5. Fashion, Style, Cache' what is in style at present.
6. Rarity- some of the gemstones we sell are becoming rare, which drives up the price of the raw materials, notably Shattuckite (a copper mineral), Tiffany stone (Opalized fluorite), and Sonoran Sunrise (a red and multicolor copper mineral). Rhodochrosite is also much harder to find at a a reasonable cost, as are Sugilite and Charoite, Also, Jade has gone up significantly recently. Larimar is going up really fast. These inflation rates can be seen a a difficulty or a benefit. Many gemstones are a really good investment- they go up in price faster than gold!
7. Difficulty to fabricate- some stones are easy to cut, and little material is lost in fabrication. Others are more challenging.
8. Effects, chatoyancy- tiger's eye, opalization, asterism, etc. can be very pleasing, and can add to the cost.

Overall, JimzGemz selects novel materials and designs not found in many shops..

DESCRIPTION AND MEANINGS OF STONES:
MEANING OF STONES
Agate. Variegated chalcedony showing banding. Many colors and patterns available. Fosters love, creates an appreciation of nature, provides abundance and soothes emotion.
Agate, Black. Relieves stress, gives protection, increases courage.
Agate, Blue Lace. Blue and white bands created by quartz and chalcedony intergrowing. Creates hope, harmony, optimism, positive thinking, joy and truth. Encourages energy flow, communication and expression. Calms the mind.
Agate, Crazy Lace. Enables one to laugh.
Agate, Golden Lace. Helps lift depression, increase friendliness and happiness.
Agate, Moss. Form of chalcedony with colored inclusions resembling trees, ferns or moss. Helps relieve tension. Calms feelings of confinement and confusion. Increases confidence and optimism, allowing us a greater connection with the natural world. Prosperity, abundance, success, congenioality, compatibility, healing, rain, restoration, fertility of plants, protection of the earth, strength. Helps us communicate directly with animals and plants. Wear when starting new friendships or seeking a significant other.
Agate, Tree. Assists with introspection, relieves tension. Brings abundant crops.
Agate, White. Relieves stress, gives protection, increases courage.
Amazonite. An opaque blue-ish green feldspar. Self-expression, confidence, leadership and communication. May enhance psychic skills. Enhances loves and soothes tense emotions and situations.
Amber. Fossilized tree resin over 4 million years old. Can be brown, orange, yellow, green or red and may contain bits of debris from the bark of ancient pine trees. Soothing, useful for correcting imbalances in the nervous sytem. Gentle activation and energizing. Reduces confusion and anxiety. Romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy, balance. Enhances patience and remembrance of past lives and ancient knowledge.
Amethyst. Translucent purple quartz. Healing and peace. Helps mind become more organized and orderly. Can aid restlessness and sleeplessness. Meditation.
Ametrine. When heated, amethyst turns golden yellow. Ametrine is the mixture of the golden yellow and amethyst purple. Balances anxiety, fear and nervousness. Aids meditation, relieves tension, disperses negativity and helps eliminate prejudice.
Apatite. Enhances intellect, focus, learning, clarity of concentration and ideas. Fosters unconditional love.
Aquamarine. Blue or bluish-green beryl. Energizes the immune system, useful in recovery from illness. Provides energy boost. Release3s anxiety, fear and restlessness. Stimulating and purifying. Promotes positive ways to express individuality. Promotes safe travel on water.
Aragonite. Fosters truth, stability, understanding and clear perception. Nurturing stone, lifts your feelings.
Aventurine. One of the best overall balancing stones for the heart.
Aventurine, Peach. Helps with decision making, helps boost creativity.
Aventurine, Red. Enhances creativity and ability to see possibilities. Brings prosperity, lessens negativity.
Bloodstone (Heliotrope). Green chalcedony/quartz with dark red spots. Beneficial effects on the heart and circulation.
Botswana Agate. Cleansing. Aids attention to detail and exploring the unknown.
Carnelian. A hard chalcedony with its reddish-orange color from iron particles. Increases motivation and self-determination. Useful for healing trauma and stress. Has a gentle soothing energy, protects us from negativity feelings such as anger, jealousy and fear. Calms fears about death and rebirth, brings serenity and acceptance about the cycles of life. Creativity.
Cats Eye Quartz. Serenity, peace, perspective, abundance, prosperity, healing, riches and love of nature.
Chalcedony. A translucent quartz, commonly pale blue.
Cherry/Strawberry Quartz. A translucent glass with a deeper coral-pink color.
Chrysanthemum. Harmony and change. Promotes renewal of old friendships.
Chrysocolla. Blend of deep blues and greens. Cools and calms, quiets the mind. Regulates and directs psychic information and energy. Clears emotional and spiritual blockages that cause confusion and failure. Relaxation and balance. Brings great inner strength, helps one get through stressful situations.
Chrysoprase. Chalcedony quartz. Color ranges from dark jade green to bright apple green. Facilitates self-expression and courage. Happiness.
Citrine. A pale translucent yellow stone. A rarer variety of quartz. Grounding, balancing, and supporting. Warm and soothing. Increases self-confidence and the achievement of personal goals. Creates optimism. Prevents anxiety, encourages creativity. Clears thought and improves memory.
Copper. Eases emotional turbulence or irritability. Helps the flow of energy between all systems of the body. Brings stability and flexibility that protects against stress.
Coral. Provides protection and guards against violence, accidents and theft. Calms emotion, restores harmony. Helps with fever, colds, asthma and digestive problems.
Dumortierite. Enhance organizational skills, self-discipline and orderliness.
Emerald. Most precious stone in the beryl group. Brings calm by removing hidden fears. Helpful aid to medication.
Fluorite. Helps integrate spiritual energies to the physical body. Increases mystic visions, psychic energy, well-being, serenity and peace. Encourages orderliness and structure. Helps improve levels of physical coordination and mental agility. Enhances intuition, creativity, concentration. Helps release negative thoughts.
Garnet. Energizes. Passionate love and enduring strength. Inspires romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, past life recall, career success, social popularity and self-confidence.
Garnet, Grossularite. Purifies all body systems, especially liver and heart.
Garnet, Hessonite. Creativity.
Garnet, Rhodolite. Facilitates meditation, enhances intuition, inspires love.
Garnet, Spessartite. Strengthens willpower, increases self-esteem and popularity.
Hematite. Common iron oxide. Energizes the physical body. Grounding stone.
Howlite. Allows one to express emotions calmly and unoffensively.
Iolite. Enhances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self-confidence and executive ability. Increases dreams and the ability to remember them. Aids intuition.
Jade. True jade comes as either jadeite or nephrite. Linked to ancestor spirits and the gods. Prosperity, longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, balance, moderation, perspective, stability. Connects us to physical instincts and earth energies. Increases sense of belonging. Calms arrogance.
Jade, Black. Protection against negativity, fosters wise use of power.
Jade, Golden. Understanding and empathy.
Jasper, Autumn. Protects against negative energy. Strengthening stone.
Jasper, Brecciated. Relaxation, sense of wholeness. Encourages attunement and communication with animals, helps with animal allergies. Brings happiness, creates positive outlook on life, eases stress.
Jasper, Dalmation. Increases patience, removes disillusionment.
Jasper, Fancy. Gentleness, relaxation. Brings tranquility, comfort and wholeness. Nurturing and protective. Increases our enjoyment of life.
Jasper, Leopardskin. Assists and protects during physical and spiritual travel.
Jasper, Red. Helps one remember dreams. Solidity and grounding. Emphasizes practical, down-to-earth solutions.
Jet. Fossilized wood. Lightweight, dark brown or black. Grounding properties. Supports and balances. Protective and comforting.
Kunzite. Protects emotions. Helps remove emotional debris, negativity and unwanted energy.
Kyanite. Effective energy conduit. Stillness and trainquility, good for meditation.
Labradorite. Grey-blue feldspar with blue or opalescent flashing. Inspires energy and awareness. Protects the auric field and prevents energy being drained by other people. Provides clarity and insight into your destiny. Helpful with dream recall and finding ways to use dreams in daily life.
Lapis Lazuli. Deep cleansing. Helps shy or introverted people to communicate and express themselves. Especially beneficial to those who use their voice, such as teachers, singers and sales people. Communication, thoughts and memory. Can reveal past errors and unresolved fears.
Malachite. Restores life, helps healing process. Enourages true love.
Moonstone. A variety of feldspar. Exhibits flashing. Helps balance systems of the body. Stabilizes emotional states, helps to release stress and tension. Stone of the Goddess, aid to travelers. Creates joy and peace in our homes. Helps calm responses, avoid overreaction and enhance femininity, intuition and psychic abilities.
Moukaite. Durable hard stone.
Obsidian. Volcanic glass. Feldspar crystals create the white/grey patches in snowflake obsidian. Iron contributes to the reddish brown color in mahogany obsidian. Effective grounding stone. Draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them. Used in scrying.
Obsidian, Mahogany. Allows us to see our shortcomings and overcome them. Stimulates growth of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual centers to provide strength in times of need. Promotes a forgiving attitude.
Obsidian, Snowflake. Assists in physical balance and physical safety. Helps one to recognize unnecessary patterns in one's life.
Onyx, Black. Translucent chalcedony. Repels negativity, deflects negativity of others. Keeps one safe from harm. Aids in grounding. Helps one make wise decisions. Helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation.
Opal. Emotional balance. Helps stabilize mood swings.
Opal, Fire. Inspiration, enhances imagination and creativity. Helps one release inhibitions. Enhances memory.
Pearls. Promotes sincerity, truthh and loyalty. Soothes, calms and focuses attention.
Peridot. Helps one find internal happiness and to overcome anger and jealousy.
Pietersite. Rare variation of tigers eye. Usually brown but rare stones are a grey-black or blue-black. Physical protection, especially for the eyes. Focuses the inner eye, enabling the wearer to explore themselves emotionally. Helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine or goddess energy.
Pyrite. Fools Gold. Benefits the digestive system, helping to eliminate toxins. Gently grounding, helps recovery from anxiety, depression and frustration.
Quartz, Crystal. Helps bring balance. Amplifies and increases the harmony of all energies it contacts. Brings stability and calmness to the mind. Focus or amplify energy. Powerful healer. Aids clarity of mind.
Quartz, Rose. Reduces emotional stress and tension. Encourages love, beauty and harmony. Reduces aggression and promotes understanding and empathy. Helps one to appreciate the joy of each new day and each new experience.
Quartz, Smoky. Quiet, calming energy. Effective grounding stone. Removes imbalances and negativity. Brings emotional calm and clarity of mind. Stimulates higher awareness in meditative states.
Rhodochrosite. Helps alleviate anxiety and tension. Encourages positive self-perception.
Rhodonite. Promotes confidence and self-worth along with the awareness of others' feelings and needs. Restores a sense of equilibrium. Helps in making fine distinctions in people. Brings love around you, helps you remain centered when in a relationship.
Riverstone. Helps relieve worry and fear, helps us carry our difficult burdens.
Ruby. Balances the heart, enhancing circulation. Improves confidence, security, self-esteem, and relationships with others. Energizes.
Rutilated Quartz. Excellent energy shifter, helps remove energy blocks.
Sardonyx. Fosters luck, friendship, happiness, good fortune, romance, marriage. Protective of the young and those who try new things. Assists in appreciation of nature's wild places and inhabitants.
Serpentine "Jade" (New Jade). Promotes good luck, happiness and success. Helps people reach their business or personal dreams and desires, inspires respect for the elderly.
Sodalite. Intuitive knowledge, clears the mind and promotes understanding of ideas and concepts. Useful for student and philosopher. Strengthens communication and rational thinking.
Sugilite. Helps sensitive people keep up with the fast pace of today's society. Can help integration with the everyday world and prevent withdrawal from it.
Sunstone. Variety of feldspar, same family as moonstone. Learning.
Tigereye, Red. Enhances self-confidence. Allows for clarity of thought. Good for performers.
Tiger Iron. Metaphysical power.
Topaz. Encourages relaxation of physical or emotional strain. Dissipates excess or negative energy.
Tourmaline, Red (Rubellite). Balance emotions. Motivation.
Tourmaline, Green (Verdelite). Helps to re-align physical structures of the body and our connection to the energies of the planet. Increases our receptivity allowing greater harmony with our surroundings. Helps break down some of our self-limiting barriers.
Turquoise. Protection. Increases energy and protects the body from negativity.
Unakite. Unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. Helps with abandonment and separation issues.
Zoisite. Creativity.

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Coprolite pendant silver bail 45ctbc
Coprolite pendant silver bail 45ctbc
$35.00
Coprolite pendant nickel jumps bail 54ct
Coprolite pendant nickel jumps bail 54ct
$39.00
Coprolite pendant nickel jump bail 54ct
Coprolite pendant nickel jump bail 54ct
$39.00
Sugilite pendant silver jump bail 5ct
Sugilite pendant silver jump bail 5ct
$18.00
Sugilite pendant gold jump bail 13.5ct
Sugilite pendant gold jump bail 13.5ct
$37.00
Sugilite pendant gold jump bail 7.5ct
Sugilite pendant gold jump bail 7.5ct
$25.00
Sugilite pendant silver jump bail 11ct
Sugilite pendant silver jump bail 11ct
$33.00
Sugilite pendant silver leaf bail 39ct
Sugilite pendant silver leaf bail 39ct
$78.00
Sugilike pendant silver bail 41ct
Sugilike pendant silver bail 41ct
$29.00
Sugilike pendant brass twirl bail 55ct
Sugilike pendant brass twirl bail 55ct
$29.00
Sugilike pendant silver twirl bail 54ct
Sugilike pendant silver twirl bail 54ct
$29.00
Coprolite pendant nickel jumps bail 55ct
Coprolite pendant nickel jumps bail 55ct
$39.00
Coprolite pendant nickel jump bail 61ctbc
Coprolite pendant nickel jump bail 61ctbc
$49.00
Coprolite pendant nickel jumps bail 92ct
Coprolite pendant nickel jumps bail 92ct
$59.00
Fordite pendant silver bail 8.5ct
Fordite pendant silver bail 8.5ct
$17.00
Fordite pendant silver bail 17ct
Fordite pendant silver bail 17ct
$34.00
Fordite pendant brass bail 19ct
Fordite pendant brass bail 19ct
$38.00
Fordite pendant silver bail 31ct
Fordite pendant silver bail 31ct
$62.00
Fordite pendant silver twirl bail 38ct
Fordite pendant silver twirl bail 38ct
$76.00
Coprolite 5 cabochons ready to wrap 61g
Coprolite 5 cabochons ready to wrap 61g
$200.00
Coprolite pendant gold wire wrap 56ct
Coprolite pendant gold wire wrap 56ct
$49.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(169)
damien dhipyamongkol

damien dhipyamongkol on Aug 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful! I hope to be a returning customer. :) fast shipping.

rogsmith4x

rogsmith4x on Aug 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty, yes I received it quickly.

hdwnd1

hdwnd1 on Aug 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Tiffany stone is new, to me, and I am pleased to have recieved such a beautiful example.

hdwnd1

hdwnd1 on Aug 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful tiffany cab, ready to wear as a pendant.

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About

Jimzgemz strives to create novelty in our gemstones.

We started as rock hounds, and went from "rock nuts" to "gem crazy".

Shop members

  • Ann Hauck

    Designer, Marketer, Material Selection

  • Sara Aguilar

    Designer, Fabricates Wirework, Mostly Earrings

    Ann's daughter

  • Jenna Rose Hauck-Wilson

    Designer, Creator, Designs And Fabricates Earrings

    Jim's daughter

Production partners

  • Alessandra

    Vandenberg Village, CA

    Alessandra is one of my many grand-daughters. She has a talent for wire work, but is an early teen and not ready to do business on her own. btw, I taught her how to wrap, and she was a fast learner!

  • Dale P

    Branson, MO

    Prepares cabochon

  • Debbie P

    Branson, MO

    Does wire wraps

  • Jenna

    Solana Beach, CA

    My youngest daughter, makes these earrings, and I market them for her.

  • Joyoungsong

    China

    Made cabochon

  • Mr A to Z

    Vista, CA

    My brother in cabs

  • Sara A

    Vandenberg Village, CA

    Design, fabrication, assembly of precious gemstone, precious metal earrings.

  • Unknown

    China

    Fabricates faceted gemstones

  • Unknown

    Mexico

    Provides cabochons

  • Unknown

    India

    Provides faceted gemstones

  • Unknown

    AZ, United States

    Turquoise material from about 3 years ago

  • Unknown

    Myanmar [Burma]

    provides cabochons

  • YongGia

    China

    Provides cabochons

Shop policies

Last updated on April 9, 2016
We strive to provide satisfaction, so you can return any product that you want.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
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  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payments are final. Lost or broken items are at the buyers risk unless a shipping option is chosen where the seller accepts the risk.
Shipping
Shipping options are under info, and you may select 1 of 8 options. Please not that the buyer accept the risk for lost or broken items unless a shipping upgrade that transfers the risk to the seller is selected.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are by mutual agreement, usually accepted.
Additional policies and FAQs
We have bought lots of new materials- Charoite, Coprolite, Fordite, Sugilite, etc. So look for lots of new gemstones in 2016!