Larimar is one of the most unique stones found here at Jewelry by Gerri. It’s only found in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its color can vary from the palest blue to light blue to green blue and deep blue. There’s a limited supply and the more intense the blue color and the contrast in the stone, the higher and rarer is the quality. It often looks like water and makes it a perfect stone to feature in the collection here.
Glass beads are some of the earliest known glass objects. Glass exists in nature in the form of obsidian, but humans have been shaping and working it for centuries.
The glass beads featured in Gerri’s collection include white nebula glass, which brings bright white color and shine to it, and millefiori glass. Millefiori (Italian for “thousand flowers”) is a glasswork style with a distinctive decorative pattern, and a history that dates back to ancient Roman times.
Pearls are a semi-precious stone that are formed inside of a mollusk. These iridescent beauties have been highly valued for centuries. The JBG collection features cultivated freshwater pearls and mother of pearl beads. Mother of pearl is formed on the inside of mollusks’ shells, such as abalone and oysters, and is made of the same substance that makes up pearls.
Well you’ve come to the right place! Quartz is another stone that’s often used in this collection, and it’s one of the most common minerals in the earth. There are various types and colors found in nature, and some varieties of quartz are even considered semiprecious gemstones, such as amethyst.
Tourmalated - Crystal quartz that has formed with black tourmaline with the tourmaline penetrating the quartz in needlelike appearance.
Snow - Milky white quartz.
Crackle - This quartz can be any color but it has been tumbled and/or heated to give it a cracked appearance.
Many of the pieces on this site feature different types of agate stones. It’s a lovely natural stone that comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and each one is unique. Agate consists primarily of chalcedony alternating with quartz. It is characterized by its fineness of grain and variety of colors. Some people even believe it can calm nerves or agitated minds.
Some of the types of agate you’ll see around this site, and their defining characteristics, include:
Banded agate - Curved and swirling bands.
Fire agate - Only found in the Southwest US and Mexico.
Dyed agate - Can be any color in the spectrum but each stone will take the color in its own unique way.
Lace agate - Patterns such as eyes, swirls, bands or zigzags