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! 

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 a 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.


  • Cabochon Gemstone Flute Crown

    Flute crowns, in recent years, have experienced a new focus as their influence on the flute sound has become more evident. The crown isn't always just for show; it can alter the resonance, the resistance, and how the flute feels in your hands through its weight and heft.

    Our crowns are designed to fit most concert flutes, up to the highest professional levels. The length of the screw in your flute's cork assembly can also be altered, if necessary, to ensure a perfect fit.

    The crowns here are set with large cabochon gems - that is, unfaceted gems polished to a smooth sheen. Each gem is set in a crown of sterling silver or 14k gold, and sterling silver crowns may have the outer setting ring cast in 14k gold, if requested. We keep most options in stock, but as these crowns are individually hand-crafted we do occasionally have a short wait time.

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  • Engraved Flute Crown

    Our crowns are designed to fit most concert flutes, up to the highest professional levels. The length of the screw in your flute's cork assembly can also be altered to ensure a perfect fit - though as these crowns are specifically created for each manufacturer’s instruments it is not usually necessary.

    These sterling silver crowns are all hand-engraved with striking and highly detailed images and patterns. We keep most options in stock, but as these crowns are individually hand-crafted we do occasionally have a short wait time.

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  • Faceted Gemstone Flute Crown

    Flute crowns, in recent years, have experienced a new focus as their influence on the flute sound has become more evident. The crown isn't always just for show; it can alter the resonance, the resistance, and how the flute feels in your hands through its weight and heft.

    Our crowns are designed to fit most concert flutes, up to the highest professional levels. The length of the screw in your flute's cork assembly can also be altered, if necessary, to ensure a perfect fit.

    The crowns here are set with faceted gems - that is, small gemstones cut and finished. Each gem is set in a crown of sterling silver or 14k gold, and sterling silver crowns may have the outer setting ring cast in 14k gold, if requested. Additionally, we offer a Mokume crown, which is a layered mixed-silver and gold crown without a gem. We keep most options in stock, but as these crowns are individually hand-crafted we do occasionally have a short wait time.

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  • Pearl Flute Crown

    Pearl Flute presents these sterling silver crowns with Swarovski crystal details. A clear crystal sits in the center of the head, with smaller crystals circling the rim. The crystals circling the rim may be chosen in four different colors - clear, lavender, blue, or pale green.

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