Our precious and semi-precious gems are sourced from around the
world. We only use well-cut gemstones with high clarity and
genuine color. When selecting gems, our San Francisco Bay Area
artisans seek out the most beautiful precious and semi-precious
gemstones in a variety of intriguing cuts and shapes.
Hand-cut gemstones sometimes vary slightly in color and
shape-this is part of what makes our handmade jewelry unique
Historically, gems were put into two categories: precious
gemstones (cardinal gems) and semi-precious gemstones stones.
Today, nearly all gemstones are considered precious. However,
cardinal gems like diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are
usually the most valuable.
At Dasha Boutique, we use precious and semi-precious gems in
all of our handmade jewelry designs. We keep our prices low by
selling directly to you!
Enhanced and Synthetic Gemstones
Many gemstones are treated or "enhanced" to make the colors of
the stones more radiant and eye-catching. Synthetic gemstones
are lab-created gems that share their natural counterpart's
physical and chemical features. It can be difficult to tell the
difference between high-quality synthetic and natural gemstones.
Synthetic gemstones are used in less expensive fashion jewelry.