How gemstone beads are created

Nature's wonders

Precious gemstones. One of the earth’s most magnificent creations. Born under enormous pressure since the dawn of time, these pieces of raw rocks are dug out of the deepest recesses of the earth and made into exquisite pieces of timeless and beautiful jewellery.

The gift of nature

Trollbeads works exclusively with natural gemstones of the highest quality. Some of the most well-known and valuable gemstones in the Trollbeads collection are Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires.

Variating Precious Stones

Due to natures very own design, the Trollbeads gemstones vary in colour and have unique inclusions and features that show their great age and natural beauty. You will never find two identical stones.

The gemstones used in the Trollbeads collection are carefully selected based on where the best raw materials can be obtained. The same stones might be found several places in the world, and the colours will vary from one deposit to another. We always look for the brightest and most interesting colours and combinations of colours.

In the making... the process...

When making gemstone beads, a small chunk of the natural stone is sanded by hand on a sanding wheel. As the stone is sanded into the right size, it is also being rounded, and the hole in the middle is drilled with a diamond drill. Most of Trollbeads gemstone beads are then facetted by hand. At last, the silver core is mounted in the middle.

Gemstones with stories

There are many different gemstones in the Trollbeads collection. Besides their timeless beauty and frequent use in Jewellery, they have been known to have mysterious powers, meaning and significance in many cultures. Rose quartz is meant to open your heart. Labradorite attracts strength and perseverance. Obsidian helps you to let go of feelings of anger and sorrow.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is said to bring clarity to the mind. The gemstone is found in both Eastern and Western parts of the world. This gemstone represents the desire for knowledge, and it works as a revitaliser and a detoxifier.

Shop Lapis Lazuli

Round or faceted?

Most Trollbeads gemstones are faceted with 154 facets, all are done by hand. Faceting the beads allows the light to reflect and add a sparkle to the bead. In the Trollbeads collection, you can also find round gemstones. From the smallest grit to the big moon. The round shape is seen everywhere. The geometric sphere symbolises completeness, unity, equality and acceptance.

Et voilá... a new bead is born, created from craftsmanship perfected through generations.