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AMETHYST A-Grade Oval 12x10
AMETHYST A-Grade Oval 12x10
Tumbled Amethyst chevron size L 20mm+ (Per stone)
Tumbled Amethyst chevron size L 20mm+ (Per stone)
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Cabochon 10mm Round AMAZONITE (Peru)
Cabochon 10mm Round AMAZONITE (Peru)
Cabochon 16mm LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16mm LABRADORITE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
Chequerboard Cabochon Gold Tigereye 8mm round
Chequerboard Cabochon Gold Tigereye 8mm round
Cabochon 25x18 Oval PHOSPHOSIDERITE (Chile)
Cabochon 25x18 Oval PHOSPHOSIDERITE (Chile)

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. April 2017