Heishi are tube shaped beads that were originally small small pieces of Shell. Originally from New Mexico, the name “heishi” is the word for the shell bead in the Eastern Kerasan language of the Santa Domingo Indians.
Types of Gemstones: Onyx, Aqua Chalcedony, Prehnite, Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Multi Gemstone, Moonstone, Garnet, Amethyst, Labradorite, Tourmaline, Iolite, Amazonite, Peridot, Ruby, Rhodochrosite etc.
Ranging from $9+ to $250+, heishi beads are mass produced products but each strand is handpicked by our owner,Shikha, herself. We not only have small qualities to meet your test designs but also have wholesale quantities available in almost all gemstones. We can provide any gemstone in any cut with any shape and any chain according to your requirements.
At Gems Diamonds By Shikha, you can select from a variety from stones which will meet your design project If not? Then drop us a mail on [email protected] and we will get back to you with the best deals.
Types of setting for gemstone beads:
Bezel setting: Bezel is a metal strip made into the size and shaped of the stone. The gemstone is then set into the bezel and set accordingly. It is best for cabochons and faceted stones.
Prong setting: The number of wires called prongs set in the desired shape and size to hold the stone together. This is a rather classy setting and is mainly used in engagement rings.
Channel setting: Gemstones set between a strip or bar. When in line, it is channel setting but when the bars cross the lines of the design, it is bar setting.
Bead setting: When a hole is drilled into the metal to set the stone in it .The gravers or burins are used to lift and push a tiny bit of the metal into and over the edge of the stone.
Burnish Setting: It is similar to bead setting but in this setting, a burnishing tool is used to push the metal all around the stone. Sandblasting is required to finish the process.
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You can now purchase gemstone beads- rondelles beads, oval shaped beads and round beads from our online store at 55% OFF category-wide. Our selection and payment processes are a breeze. You can also drop us a mail with your required custom stones with the help of our contact form. We accept wholesale orders and will provide you with the best deal possible.