A bangle, bracelet, or ring in which only half of the circumference of the piece
is set with stones.
The measure of a stone's ability to resist scratching, surface inclusions,
abrasions or cracking.
A blue variant of tigereye
is called hawk's eye.
Giving metal surface marks and textures by hammering.
Narrow spacer bar used to hold heishe beads, bugle beads, liquid silver
or seed beads parallel and prevent tangling.
Heishe (Heishi) Bead
The literal meaning of heishe is "shell" and specifically refers to pieces of shell
which have been drilled and ground into beads and then strung into necklaces. More
frequently heishe has come to refer to hand-made tiny beads made of any natural material.
Heliodor is a greenish yellow variety of beryl
Heliotrope is an inexpensive type of chalcedony that is green with red spots of jasper,
most common name is bloodstone
Hemalyke is a synthetic hematite that is made by grinding up hematite, adding a
binder (glue) and then press-molding it.
Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide, colored black to steel or
silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red.
A variety of garnet which is yellow in color. Also called cinnamon stone
An earring made from metal wire or tubing that has been shaped like a hoop. Charms and
other ornaments are sometimes hung from the hoop.
Howlite is a soft, white to gray mineral that takes dye very easily, and can be dyed to
imitate some other gemstones, such as turquoise.
A variety of zircon
used as a gem which can be brown, red, orange, or an
amber-like combination of yellow, orange, and brown.