12 Most Popular Semi-Precious Stones

for Handmade Jewelry (Part 1)

Semi-precious stones (also called gem, gem stones, jewel stone or simply precious stones) are the cut and polished form of mineral crystals. They have been known to be used for organic research, but mostly they are sought out to make amazing pieces of jewelry. Each precious stone has its own list of extensive features and uses. The list featuring below summarizes some of their best attributes.



Amethyst is known for its vibrant shade of violet and is considered quite precious. This semi precious stone is part of the quartz minerals and attributes its unique color to impurities originating from iron and aluminum.

Amethyst is mostly connected with spirituality and is known to be quite soothing. Where on one hand, amethyst is associated with restraint and sobriety, on the other hand it is used depict passion and fire.


Peridot is one of the rare semi precious stones that are produced Peridotnaturally in only one color, a beautiful and vibrant olive green. Though the intensity of its shade solely is based on how much iron its crystal structure contains. Depending on that, the stone could be anywhere from light yellow-green to brown-green.

Peridot is more commonly known as the ‘healing stone’ and the ‘study stone’ because it is used to improve levels of concentration.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz Rose Quartzis known for its soft and exquisite pale pink color. The color of this semi precious stone comes about from the miniscule traces of titanium impurities.

Rose Quartz is simply known as the stone of love and innocence. It is thought to bring out romantic tendencies of individuals and to strengthen relationships.


Garnet is one of the most commonly available semi preciGarnetous stones. It originated from the West African countries. You can find various varieties of garnets but the most common are:

  • Uvarovite
  • Pyrope
  • Almandine
  • Spessarite
  • Grossularite
  • Andradite

Garnet is considered the stone of commitment. It is commonly believed that the gift of garnets strengthens the intensity of the relationship.


In its natural form the stone can be found in either black or Onyxwhite color. However, the word onyx is associated with black stone that is why they are dyed a deep black color to match their perception. Onyx too is a type of quartz.

Onyx is used to lessen apprehension and to significantly increase self control.


This semi precious stone is the silicate mineral of fluorine and Topazaluminum. You can find topaz in various colors such as pink, blue, orange, brown, red and yellow. The price of topaz depends upon its size. The bigger the stone, the more it would cost.

Topaz is called a comfort stone and is mostly used to encourage positive feelings all around.

You can incorporate these beautiful semi precious stones to create brilliant handmade jewelry. Browse through the rest of the website to know about the appropriate jeweler’s tools you will need to produce such pieces and to get ideas about how to start a jewelry business.