TOP 3 Fall 2022 Gemstone Beads for Jewelry Making
Now that Fall has finally arrived, we’re trading in our Summer jewelry for necklaces and bracelets drenched in rich and saturated jewel-tone colors. We’ve been loving ruby-red hues, royal blue shades, and Earth-tone gemstone beads.
Here’s a list of our favorite and most popular Fall gemstone beads this year and their healing properties.
Garnet (January’s Birthstone)
Garnet is the perfect Fall and Winter gemstone for jewelry making. It can be found in many beautiful shades of pomegranate-red, and even in natural shades of Earthy green. Green Garnet is often referred to as Grossular Garnet. Many people believe that Garnet can help cleanse the chakras, and may inspire love and devotion. It is known as the stone of commitment and is an excellent gemstone for encouraging healthy relationships.
Sapphire (September’s Birthstone)
Sapphires are found in many rich and saturated shades of blue, pink, orange, and even yellow. Sapphires have excellent durability, making them the perfect gemstone for making handcrafted earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. In addition to their excellent strength, Sapphires also have remarkable healing properties. Many people believe that Sapphires are great for calming and focusing the mind. Sapphires may also encourage everlasting love and commitment, making it a great alternative wedding stone to traditional diamonds.
Opal (October’s Birthstone)
Opals can be found in many different variations. Our favorite Opal beads for the Fall and Winter season are Ethiopian Opals, Mexican Fire Opals, and Dendrite (or Dendritic) Opals. Ethiopian Opals can be found in beautiful neutral shades ranging from white to yellow. It is truly a spectacular gemstone filled with many unique and colorful flashes depending on the angles. Fire Opals are usually translucent and bright yellow, orange, or red. It also carries rich and vibrant flashing displays of spectral colors. Dendritic Opals are an opaque, white color with dark, black and/or green dendritic markings that often resemble trees, ferns, or mosses. Naturally, Dendritic Opals make an excellent Fall and Winter gemstone choice!
Many people believe that Opals encourage independence and freedom. It is a protective stone that stimulates creativity, passion, and enthusiasm. Ethiopian Opals promote strength and are a good stone for purification. Fire Opals are known as a “money stone” and are great for business endeavors. Dendritic Opals are perfect for aiding in spiritual growth and healing past traumas.
Garnets, Sapphires, and Opals are all remarkable gemstones for creating beautiful, meaningful, and trendy handmade jewelry this season. Beadworks offers a wide selection of gemstone beads ranging in unique faceted cuts for designing drop earrings, smooth round bracelet beads, and even faceted rondelle beads for elegant beaded necklaces.