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MN - Your verdict please - Gemstones

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Whizzz Thu 05-Jul-07 19:01:51

I have been looking at the various properties of gemstones with the idea of making well-being necklaces. I have made 2 up (roughly!) to see what people think

this one is sodalite & rose quartz
(encourages peace + contentment and love + friendship)

and this one is Rose quartz, amethyst + green turquoise
(love + friendship, spiritual calm + healing,strengthens + protects)

Is the one in the first link too chunky do you think? I want to keep the necklaces pretty simple but could thread on ribbon or coloured suede - just wondered what people thought of the general idea All comments welcome Ta !

Whizzz Thu 05-Jul-07 19:03:06

oh & do people prefer the rough chunky nuggets in the first link or the more sculpted shapes eg the hearts in the 2nd

Tutter Thu 05-Jul-07 19:04:08

don't think they're too chunky - just not what i'd choose

but the creamy shell bracelet is really lovely - would look so good on a tanned wrist on holiday


Dior Thu 05-Jul-07 19:04:31

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Tutter Thu 05-Jul-07 19:04:49

think the mix of shapes and sizes (i.e. the second one) works better

Tutter Thu 05-Jul-07 19:04:50

think the mix of shapes and sizes (i.e. the second one) works better

Dior Thu 05-Jul-07 19:05:58

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Peachy Thu 05-Jul-07 19:07:46

I liked them both, think they would have general appeal

Whizzz Thu 05-Jul-07 19:14:16

LOL Dior - didn't want to get done by Christian for copyright

Thanks - keep the comments coming

dizzyday07 Thu 05-Jul-07 21:44:50

It depends what you mean by chunky!! The stones in either don't look huge. I don't like the colour of the green heart so that would put me off.

Whizzz Thu 05-Jul-07 22:16:39

The 'chunky' nuggets are about 18mm long

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Fri 06-Jul-07 12:15:23

I have lots of this lovely stuff coming my way soon. Yipee.................

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 06-Jul-07 21:10:25

i LOVE this one whizzzz

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 06-Jul-07 21:14:14

Whizzz, tbh, I think they are too 'clumsy' for want of a better word. When you said are they too 'chunky' I wasnt expecting a chunk of stone on the end of string. I was thinking lots of smaller beads of quartz, turquoise etc.

Gosh that sounds really harsh but i hope you know what i mean....

mistypeaks Fri 06-Jul-07 21:20:15

i love that one too.

funkimummy Fri 06-Jul-07 21:40:55

Hey Whizzz,

Sorry, I don't like to be contentious!

I run a jewellery business, and if I'm honest, it's not necessarily the sort of thing my lady clients would go for.

In agreement with everyone else really. Have you perhaps thought about adding ribbons and laying the stones out in a slightly different way across the breadth of the necklace. Also perhaps using smaller stones?

Don't hang me please! Just thought I'd offer my opinion.

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Fri 06-Jul-07 21:57:46


That is one of the ones, I have ordered.

funkimummy Fri 06-Jul-07 21:59:30

Well then we expect you be content and peaceful and loving or loving/friendly/calm/healing and protecting whilst wearing it

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 06-Jul-07 22:41:58

BBBee Fri 06-Jul-07 22:45:16

prfer teh second one with the daintier stones - hard to work out a scale but look lovely.

Agree may be better to space them a bit.

Think it is a wonderful idea though - would you do customised ones?

Whizzz Sat 07-Jul-07 10:46:26

Thanks for all your comments The range of verdicts was just what I was after.
To be honest, when I ordered the stones online it's hard to see / feel what they look like in real life. My other option is using gemstone chips - as they are much more dainty. I like the idea of using them on memory wire bracelets for example. What I could also do is the lariat style necklaces using smaller stones & beads (or maybe just stones ?)
BBBee, I am always happy to make something customised for someone

funkimummy Sat 07-Jul-07 10:57:38

gemstone chips sounds like a great idea, and will appeal to the 'masses'!

Stones on their own make for a much classier necklace IMO, it is just an opinion though!

Whizzz Sat 07-Jul-07 13:35:33

Cheers - I am pondering making more 'normal' necklaces with them & making the chunks a feature as a dropper
Maybe with future jewellery, we can all play 'Spot the Chunks' !!!!

Dior Sat 07-Jul-07 13:36:09

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Whizzz Sat 07-Jul-07 13:41:21

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww bluergh
I'll re-phrase that then "Spot the Gemstone Nuggets"

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