This website is constantly expanding and new stones are being added every week. Click here for a list of stone species that are currently on the site. You may click on the stone name to go directly to its species page. You can also navigate around by using the teal drop-down in the menu bar above.
Save This Week During Our Ides of March Sales Event!
We're celebrating the coming of Spring with a two-level sale this week. Choose the savings level that's right for you--Save 10% shopping as a drop-in guest (just type 10Mar into the coupon box during checkout). Or save 15% when by logging into your Heart of Stone Studio membership account, and then type in IDES15 during checkout. (The 15% coupon won't work unless you're logged in to your account).
If you don't already have an account with us, it's easy to get one--Just Click Create an Account. With a Heart of Stone Studio account, you can keep track of your purchases, add stones to your Wish List, and keep your shipping address on file. Plus, you'll be eligible for future rewards and incentives. We don't keep any records of your credit card information, and we never sell or share our lists, so your information is safe. Order as often as you wish--you'll free shipping! SALE ENDS Midnight March 15.
Welcome to Heart of Stone Studio, home to the web's most beautiful gemstones. If you are a jewelry designer, student or hobbyist, your best selection is here. Choose among 300 different kinds of gemstones, including unset cabochons (opaque, flat-backed gems) and druzy (drusies are gemstones encrusted with tiny sparkling crystals). We also offer drilled and finished pendants and earring pairs. In the near future, we will also offer facted gems, matched sets, and calibrated groups. Buy your dream gems from our collection of 2,500 one-of-a-kind stones, each hand-picked by website owner and jewelry artist Judy Kiriazis.
Our "Captivating Patterns" cabochons are organized according to theme: Abstract Art (stones with modern art imagery), Black in the Abstract, Landscapes, Tranquil Garden (stones with fern and flower imagery), and The Beachcomber (shell cabs and beach stone pendants).
"Splendid Specialities" are groups of specialized gems: Art-Carved (designs by lapidary artists), Chatoyants (shimmery plays of light on these), Faux Fun, Fossil Gems, Matte-Finish, Metals, Opals, and Translucent and Transparent stones. And of course, we offer cabs in a huge variety of natural, Vivid Colors: Blues, Greens, Purples, Reds and Pinks, WaterColors, and Blacks.
Our crystalline Druzy comes in Natural Colors as well as Drusies Coated with Titanium and Precious Metals (Gold and Platinum). We also feature Speciality Druzy: Agate Druzy, Conchinas, and Designer Druzy. To accent our cabochon and druzy possibilities, we offer a lovely selection of colored Faceted Gemstones. Our Finished Pendants collection features stunning lampworked Glass Pendants. Our site is constantly expanding: Currently, we're offering some Stone Bead Strands, but soon we'll be adding Freshwater Pearls and sterling chains. Our Faceted Stones section will soon be expanded to include melee diamonds and lab-created gems for PMC designers.
Just click on the categories above to start your exploration, or use the teal Menu Bar, "breadcrumb trails," or right column table of contents to browse leisurely through the site.
One of the best features of our new site is the powerful Search Box, shown above left. You can key the name of a stone, a combination of color and shape, or a size class. Our Shopper's Guide provides handy tips and shortcuts to get the most out of your Heart of Stone experience.
Best of all, you have the option of opening your own personal account so that you can build a wish list, speed up checkout, and keep track of your purchases. And once you've completed a piece with a Heart of Stone Studio gem, you can have it posted it to our Guest Gallery. We invite you to shop with us again and again and become part of the Heart of Stone Studio community!