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Gemstone Crowns

Why a Gemstone crown?

In addition to the aesthetic value of gemstones, there is an added benefit of a color change in the sound. This is not as unusual as it seems. All players are aware that a gold flute sounds different than a silver one. Each material has a different density and so vibrates at a different rate. It is this difference in vibration rate that changes the quality of sound. With gemstones, there is a subtle change. For many years players have experimented with different crowns by hollowing them out or adding weights. This will change the vibratory rate and hence the tonal quality. Depending on your instrument and style of playing, a gemstone crown can darken or brighten your sound. Some players use our crowns all the time in place of their original crown. Others choose to use it only when playing in certain groups. For instance, the sound you strive for in an orchestra would be different than that for a jazz group! The description of each crown below includes some of the history and properties of gemstones throughout the world.

Designs

Faceted (F) - a 6mm diameter, cut and polished stone designed to sparkle in surrounding light.
Cabochon (C) - a 16mm diameter, polished stone designed to highlight the unique characteristics of these stones.

All designs can be ordered in .925 Sterling silver, .925 Sterling silver with 14k gold ring or 14k gold.

NOTE: Due to the handmade, custom manufacturing that goes into making each of these gemstone crowns, in-stock inventory may be limited. See our Terms and Conditions for details on Backorder and Special Order products.

Products

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Almandine-Pyrope (F)
 
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A faceted, dark red, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Amber (C)
 
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A cabochon, orange, translucent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Amethyst (F)
 
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A faceted, purple, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Anastasia Topaz (F)
 
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A faceted, magenta, trasparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Aquamarine (F)
 
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A faceted, turquoise, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Autumn Topaz (F)
 
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A faceted, orange, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Black Onyx (C)
 
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A cabochon, black, opaque stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Blue Topaz (F)
 
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A faceted, light blue, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Carnelian (C)
 
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A cabochon, red, opaque stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Charoite (F)
 
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A faceted, deep purple, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Chrysoprase (C)
 
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A cabochon, lemon yellow, opaque stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Citrine (F)
 
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A faceted, yellow, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Flourite (F)
 
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A faceted, light green, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Green Topaz (F)
 
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A faceted, green, transparent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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Hematite (C)
 
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A cabochon, black, iridescent stone set in Sterling silver or 14k gold.
$500.00

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