Artisan made birthstone, gemstone and other handcrafted jewelry

Artisan made birthstone, gemstone and other handcrafted jewelry is featured on this page. The definition of the word artisan is a worker who practices a trade or handicraft, a person who is skilled at making things by hand. Artisan jewelry is not mass produced like some other jewelry but slowly made by hand by very talented jewelry designers. Their silverwork and gem-cutting techniques have been handed down from one generation to another in some cases. You're actually purchasing little works of art that are unique.

The selection of handcrafted jewelry below includes abalone, amber, amethyst, blue topaz, charoite, citrine, coral, crystal, garnet, jasper, lapis, Mother of pearl, moonstone, onyx, opal, pearl, seraphinite, smoky quartz, turquoise and other gemstone jewerly in sterling silver and gold settings. Your selection includes belt buckles, bracelets, brooches, chain necklaces, cuff links, hair jewelry, necklaces, pendants, rings and other jewelry. You can save with coupons, free shipping, promotional codes, sales and other savings included with the site descriptions.

Handmade artisan gemstone jewelery at Silver Rush Style Handmade artisan gemstone jewelry at Silver Rush Style. They're a family business that's been in the business of manufacturing and trading artisan sterling silver jewelry for many years. Their unique and one of a kind jewelry is handmade by the finest artist jewelers from around the world. You can select from bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings that you won't find anywhere else. Each item is unique.

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Some information about birthstones

January - Garnet - different shades of green, pale to bright yellow, fiery orange and fine earth- and umbra-shades. Only blue is a color which it is not.

February - Amethyst - Legend of the origin of amethyst comes from Greek myths. Dionysius, the god of intoxication, was angered by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.

March - Aquamarine - From lightest sky-blue to the deep blue of the sea – aquamarines show all these shades of a beautiful range of usually light blues.

April - Diamond - There are the colorless and the colored that come in pale pinks and blues, pale to bright yellows, oranges, greens, and all those brown colors called names like cognac and champagne.

May - Emerald - The name Emerald was derived from French esmeraude which in turn goes back via Latin to the Greek root smaragdos, meaning simply green gemstone.

June - Alexandrite - One of the most fascinating gemstones throughout history. It is a gem variety of the mineral chrysoberyl that actually changes color from green in daylight to red in incandescent light.

July - Ruby - The name Ruby was derived from the Latin word rubens meaning red.

August - Peridot - Is the gem form of the mineral olivine. Because the iron which creates the color is an integral part of its structure, it is found only in green, ranging from a summery light yellowish green to a 7-up bottle green.

September - Sapphires - This gemstone exists in all the shades of blue skies, from deep blue of evening skies to bright and deep blue of a clear and beautiful summer sky. It, also comes in many other colors – yellow, pink, orange and purple.

October - Opal - Black opal, opal with a black to dark gray body color, has the most brilliant colors and is the most valuable. Crystal opal, the next most costly is transparent with flashes and is highly valued due to the brilliance of its colors and the fact that many layers of color within the stone can also be seen. White and milky opals tend to have more diffused colors due to the light background color. This is the most affordable type of opal.

November - Topaz - Brown, yellow, orange, sherry, red and pink topaz is found in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Pink topaz is found in Pakistan and Russia. Pale topaz which is enhanced to become blue is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and China. In early 1998, a new type of enhanced topaz made its appearance with colors described as blue to greenish-blue or emerald green.

December - Blue Zircon - is a pastel blue, but some exceptional gems have a bright blue color.

*I found this information from several different sources. There are various ways to determine the birthstone but this seemed to be the most popular.