|HOME JEWELRY MAKING INSTRUCTIONS WIGJIG UNIVERSITY NEWSLETTER GIFT IDEAS WIGJIG STORE|
|VIEW OUR BEADS BLING BOOKS CHAIN FINDINGS MISC SUPPLIES THREAD JEWELRY TOOLS WATCHES WIRE|
The birthstone for February is the amethyst. Amethyst normally comes in the dark purple color shown here. Amethyst is considered one of the "Cardinal" or most valuable gemstones like diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald, but because new deposits of amethyst have been discovered, naturally occurring amethyst has become more affordable. Because amethyst has a hardness that is about the same as most dust, amethysts may not be suitable for everyday wear in rings and bracelets. We recommend considering amethyst colored cubic zirconia (CZ) as a replacement for amethyst especially in bracelets. They look the same, but CZs have a hardness of 8.5 and are the fourth hardest naturally occurring material and for this reason are almost impervious to loss of polish due to abrasion. Amethyst is a gemstone that like diamonds can be made in the laboratory to be chemically identical to naturally occurring amethyst. We sell both amethyst colored CZs and man-made amethyst in our WigJig store. Please select the picture above-right to view more information on the amethyst.
We have three jewelry making kits for February using our 8mm man-made amethyst gemstones. They are a ring kit, an earring kit and a necklace kit. You can view the items in these kits and links to our instructions for assembling the kit in the table below.
Please select the name of the kit in the middle row above to view that kit in our Internet store.
If our birthstone specific kits don't meet your needs you can view our four basic types of kits here:
We have many other quick and easy jewelry projects that you can consider. Please select here to view nine 10 minute jewelry making projects that are suitable for beginners or advanced beginners.
PLEASE NOTE: We believe that these jewelry making kits are fantastic values. Customers should not consider that because the prices are so reasonable for these kits that the products are cheap. You would be wrong. We purchase top quality gemstones, man-made gemstones, tools, wire and findings to include in these kits directly from the factory. Our prices are low because we purchase directly from the source and there are no middlemen, no distributors, and no stores with high overhead that need to be paid. We could easily charge three times as much for these kits and they would still be a great value. We are going to sell these kits at a fair price and hope that word of mouth advertising will let people know about what a great value they are. If that doesn't work, our next approach will be to increase the prices commensurate with the value.
Jewelry Making Tools, Beads, Jewelry Wire and Jewelry Making Supplies Home
See our selection of beads, jewelry making supplies, jewelry wire and jewelry tools.
All content on this web site is copyrighted© by WigJig®. Questions/Comments?
WigJig is a registered trademark - Last modified: 10/25/2007