jewelry by gerri

Bold, one-of-a-kind jewelry for fearless ladies.


Gorgeous Glass

Jennifer Roberts

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.

The Presence of Pearls

Jennifer Roberts

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.

Questions About Quartz?

Jennifer Roberts

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.

All About Agate

Jennifer Roberts

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