Handmade Gemstone Beaded Jewellery | Reiki Infused

London, England
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Announcement    💙 A lockdown labour of love started in March 2021 💙
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Last updated on 16 Nov, 2021

💙 A lockdown labour of love started in March 2021 💙
Favourite the shop to keep an eye on new releases. Follow @sesame.gems on Insta & FB to see the latest offers & custom orders


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About SesameGems

Sales 291
On Etsy since 2021

No more cheap plated jewellery please!

Wearing crystals is as natural as putting on clothes to me, I get to benefit from their healing properties and wear unique, natural pieces from Mother Earth.

During the lockdowns and downtime from my job since 2020, I started to play around with some gemstone beads I had bought years before to make presents for friends.

I began to research the marketplace and felt there was a gap I could fill, to provide tiny, delicate 2mm faceted pieces finished with high quality vermeil-style* gold over sterling silver. Vermeil* is a great value alternative to solid gold which doesn't fade like most plated jewellery (see my FAQs for more info).

I'm terrible for not taking my jewellery off when washing and tired of plated stuff lasting me a few months. I’ve been testing my jewellery vigorously with excessive hand washing and coming into contact with hand sanitiser (see my FAQs for further care instructions).

Shop members

  • Sam

    Owner, Maker, Photographer

    Into all things spiritual, crystal healing, reiki & dogs. Love plants but fail to keep them alive. Ex-model/actress turned Operations Director running award winning Market Research facilities. Now delving into the world of selling handmade gems 💎

  • Willow

    Assistant, Angel 😇

    I support my mum and distract her when she needs a break. My favourite things are anything chicken and my blanket. I do not like the comb or puppies, I’m also getting quite stubborn in my old age.

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Last updated on 18 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is Vermeil-Style* ?

Using Karen Hill Tribe ‘Vermeil-style’ gold is between a 1-2 micron layer which is more than 40 times thicker than most gold-plated jewellery. The gold layer is under the 2.5-microns as defined by the Federal Trade Commission for Vermeil, so the term "Vermeil Style" is used instead to distinguish from other gold-plated jewellery.

Care instructions

Take care to roll your piece on and off rather than stretch it out and on, this should help to prevent the beads gathering in places and prolong the life of the thread.

Avoid contact with chemicals and alcohols. I have tested them with regular hand washing and using hand sanitisers and although most faired well, prolonged exposure is not recommended.
The rose gold treated hematite is the only one that changed in colour when using hand sanitiser, washing hands with soap and water did not affect it.

It's recommended to remove you gems before showering, bathing and exercise to prolong it’s life and lustre.

My beads get stuck - what can I do?

Due to the hand cut tiny size of the bead holes they can sometimes gather in places on the elastic and make it overstretched.
It's recommended to roll the piece on and tease if necessary when on to even them out - Always start at one side of the cover bead/s and even out around to the other side.

Can gemstones really heal me?

I have personally benefitted from the healing energies of gemstone jewellery and their healing properties are widely known and publicised, but for legal reasons I'm obligated to state that all products and information provided are not intended for use in diagnosis, treatment, cure, or mitigation of any disease.

There are no guarantees of efficacy, nor is my jewellery intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult a qualified health professional for advice regarding a medical or psychological condition.

What is reiki infused jewellery?

As a qualified Reiki Master I have infused each piece with Reiki energy to magnify it’s healing power.

This charges objects with a protective, positive energy and will increase the effectiveness of each gemstone’s natural healing vibrations.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I do love that feeling of opening something that’s wrapped beautifully.

So to create that perfect gift experience, whether it's for you or your loved one I have created a handcrafted, textured, printed holding card with information about your gemstones and care instructions.

It’s placed within a fold-able and brand stamped card envelope, wrapped in tissue paper and posted to you in a post-box sized Eco-friendly packaged box.

Check out my shop videos to see “the making of”

Do let me know if you need something even more extra special. I can tie the box with string and wrap with paper so the box isn’t damaged in transit or have postage labels on.

Sizing details

If you want a size not on offer I can make it for you.

Ring sizes vary and due to the stretch nature there is give in them, a ½ size will fit 2 sizes, for example K½ will fit K-L or K will fit J½-K½.

Bracelet sizes vary and it depends how loose/tight you like to wear yours. It's best to measure with a string and then measure against a ruler if you don't have a flexible tape measure.
- For charm bracelets I recommend 1cm bigger than your wrist size to hang loose and drop around your hand.
- For plain bands order ½cm bigger than your wrist size. They won't hang loose, but fit snugly for stacking.

Where did you get your information from?

Descriptions and information on listings are condensed from the following sources:
"Love is in the Earth | A Kaleidoscope of Crystals" by Melody
"The Crystal Bible Volume 1 & 2: A Definitive Guide to Crystals" by Judy Hall
“The Book of Stones - Who They Are and What They Teach” by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ashian (2005 edition)
“The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Dreams, Signs & Symbols” by Mark O’Connell, Raje Airey & Richard Craze
“The Signs and Symbols Bible” by Madonna Gauding

Delivery Options

Any loss or damage during shipping is to be claimed from Royal Mail directly.

• Domestic/within UK
Free shipping available but only insures up to £20 - via 2nd class post
You can upgrade to '1st Class Signed For' which insures up to £50
• International - Standard
Royal Mail aim to deliver to;
- Europe in 3-5 working days
- Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days.
Compensation cover up to £20 included
NOT tracked. This can be held up in customs. A recent item to the US took 6wks to arrive
• International - Tracked
Royal Mail aim to deliver to;
- Europe in 3-5 working days
- Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
Compensation cover up to £50
Fully tracked to delivery point, online delivery confirmation & signature on delivery


I offer to re-thread free of charge within 3 months of purchase should your item break, provided you can send back 90% of the beads and I still have the beads in stock to make up any lost.
The elastic is very sturdy stuff and is proven to last several years with care.

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