My Design Inspiration

I have always had a love for semi-precious gemstones, as well as fossils and rocks.  When designing handmade gemstone jewelry pieces, this passion is reflected in my designs. I am inspired by the natural minerals and fossils to create simple but expressive handcrafted jewelry designs.

Because natural gemstones and fossils can stand alone as a work of art, handcrafted gemstone jewelry has the ability to make a statement, no matter how simple the design.  I don't like to complicate my designs, as I don't want to take away from the natural beauty of the semi-precious gemstones and fossils. As an artist, to design from what is naturally beautiful is such a gift.  I enjoy using my creativity to showcase that beauty in the most simple way.

Gemstone jewelry by danielle is a collection of "one-of-a-kind" and a few "limited edition" handcrafted gemstone and fossil jewelry pieces using copper and silver. Because gemstones and fossils always vary in color and matrix, any of my handmade gemstone jewelry designs will be unique in some way.


Amethyst & Sterling Silver Earrings

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Amethyst top drilled nuggets are the feature gemstone in these handmade amethyst sterling silver earrings. Sterling silver square wire was shaped into these 2 1/2" rectangle style sterling silver earrings. The rectangle shape of these handmade amethyst earrings is a very fun and original style to wear.

Amethyst is the gemstone of choice for so many people, as the purple color is usually the reason they are drawn to amethyst gemstones. These particular amethyst gemstone nuggets are a very nice, deep purple, with hardly an inclusion.

One-of-a-kind - SOLD