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Elasticated 'Chip' AMBER
Elasticated 'Chip' AMBER
PERIDOT 5.0x0.0 Round Cabochon 0.65cts Olive Green
PERIDOT 5.0x0.0 Round Cabochon 0.65cts Olive Green
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
Elastic BRACELET long-chip tumbled Gold Tigereye
Elastic BRACELET long-chip tumbled Gold Tigereye
Fwt.PEARL 16 inch Temp Str. 5.0-5.5mm ROUND White
Fwt.PEARL 16 inch Temp Str. 5.0-5.5mm ROUND White
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 15-20mm 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 15-20mm 5kg Bag
Jewellers Tool set in black wallet
Jewellers Tool set in black wallet
BEADS 36 inch HEMATITE TUMBLED
BEADS 36 inch HEMATITE TUMBLED

Helen Hilton Gemcraft

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About Helen

About Helen

Helen has had a unique opportunity to gain insight into the skills and practises of professional jewellery designers and lapidaries. Utilising her artistic and precision practical lapidary skills, Helen has developed her own style and techniques from her home-based workshop. Complying with current legislation, most of her larger pieces of her Sterling Silver jewellery are hallmarked by Birmingham assay office together with her distinctive 'HH' makers mark.
Unlike many jewellery craftsmen, Helen has access to an exceptionally large stock of rough semi-precious gemstone material and she uses lapidary skills in every piece to transform her carefully selected rough into coverted, yet practical, pieces of adornment jewellery.
Hand Made by Helen
Practical Lapidary
All of the cabochon gemstones in Helens collection (scroll down this page) have been sawn, ground and polished by her on small lapidary machines such as the American manufactured 'Ameritool Universal' machine shown in this image. Click here for more information. These machines are available for sale through this site and anyone wishing to try their hand at lapidary is invited to attend the low cost beginners courses run by Howard Johnson in Stockport, Cheshire (Phone for details).
Practical Lapidary

Our stock range, of around 10,000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. October 2017