Genuine Gemstones You'll Love
Exclusively for our Grow-With-Me® Jewelry Collections
we offer a beautiful selection of high-quality genuine gemstones
for use in our sought-after
Grow-With-Me® bracelets and necklaces
. Our gemstones are naturally-occurring gems mined from the earth. We offer multi-faceted
gemstone bead options. Whether you looking for a specific child's birthstone
or just want
to pick a favorite gem or color
we've got you covered.
The faceted gemstones are faceted by hand
into a round shape
resulting in a beautiful sparkle. The faceted
gemstones shown in the chart below range in size from 3.2mm to 4.8mm
. Many of these gorgeous multi-faceted gems are also
available in larger sizes up to 6.0mm on select jewelry items (see specific items for more details). These gemstones may
contain some slight internal inclusions and/or tiny fissures. Some more than others. For example, the pink tourmaline gemstone will have
numerous "liquid" inclusions - as this is the nature of the various tourmaline mineral species. Natural-occuring emeralds typically have
so many fissures and inclusions that they are prone to cleaving apart when struck and threfore don't make good beads. We offer natural green onyx in place
The smooth gemstones are polished by hand
into a round shape
. The smooth gemstones range in size from 3.0mm to 4.5mm
The four smooth-polished gemstone options are the Australian Natural White Opal
, the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
and the White and Mauve/Lavender Pearls
. Pearls are considered a gemstone by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
These four smooth-polished gemstones are not shown in the chart below.
Round is more valuable than Roundelle
Round gemstones are more valuable
than roundelle (egg-shaped or squashed-looking) gemstones. This is because the gem-cutter must start with a larger
piece of gemstone to achieve a beautiful round shape.
about the fine quality materials and components we use in your Grow-With-Me® jewelry.