One of the most beautiful items you can add to your repertoire are semi-precious stone candlesticks – whether you’re interested in finding a set of candles to match your décor, or you want to choose a set that works well with your favourite stone choice, you can’t go wrong with stone candlesticks made from semi-precious stones. Taper candles and tea light candles made of stone work well with candles.
Stone candlestick choices
There are dozens of choices that you can make for stone candlesticks – from their shape and size, to the stones they are made of – depending on what sort of ‘feel’ you’d like to create. Whether you’ve got décor that is class and contemporary – or whether you’re looking for something that says modern and stylish, you can choose a style that matches with what you’d like. Many people overlook the idea that they can use a tea light holder as an elegant centrepiece, instead of thinking of candlesticks as simply these that hold long taper candles. It’s also critical to consider whether you want to work with one or several matching holders, and choose appropriately – allowing you to mix and match styles with stones or different cuts and metals. It depends on what look you’d like to achieve.
Stone candlesticks for dining room tables
If you’re looking for a stylish compliment to your dining room table, then look no further than semiprecious stone candlesticks – they can match your crockery, your table cloth, or your décor, or if you’ve got a tied in style, all three. Taper candles on a dining room table, strung down the centre and evenly spaced, up to five or ten in a line make a bold statement and give you room, on an eight or ten foot dining room table, to fit food or other times between the candles. While this may seem out of reach on small dining room tables, for example a circular one, you could set up a ring of candles in one ring right in the centre – five makes a great statement and counterpoint to the expected even number of candle sticks, and can be grouped close enough together that there’s still plenty of room for everything you need.
Stone candlesticks for mantelpieces
One of the signature statements you can use taper candles for is to match either end of your mantelpiece with stone candlesticks, accented with matching stones and metals will allow you to work well with any décor and make a bold statement about timeless class and design know how that will last longer than the actual decoration in your room. These candlesticks, no matter what the stone you choose, will make a bold and amazing design statement that you can admire for years to come. Candlestick holders that are made of semi-precious stones look very natural with mantel clocks made of the same material.
If you’re interested in choosing a stone vase with class, style and design lines that you can’t find elsewhere, or you’ve found that glass vases don’t work well with what you’re trying to say with your décor, then you might want to consider working with a semi-precious stone vase instead.
Semi-precious – all valuable
Semi-precious stone vases are designed to highlight the beauty of the stone they are made from – they create an air and allure of design that can’t be beaten by any other type of vase, and are often made of the best panels of stone to highlight the absolute beauty of the pieces themselves. Understanding the construction of stone vases will allow you to understand how to choose the best type of vase for you – whether banded in metal, or made of engraved objects, such as lions, or a simple vase with basic lines, each has a beauty that will allow you to display your flowers with confidence.
Doesn’t it take away from the flowers?
One of the concerns people have is that ornate vases will take away from the beauty of the flowers, or that people will admire the vase and not the flowers – in most case, this isn’t true, but having a vase that’s comment worthy will also encourage people to give you flowers – after all, you’re making a bold and luxurious statement about how you view your flowers. If you’re willing to use something so beautiful to display your flowers, you must, after all, really love flowers.
So while people might admire your vase, they’ll also admire your taste and the beauty of the flowers on display will be considered greater, as will your sense of taste and decorating acumen.
Decor versus statement
Some people choose vases to blend with their décor – they have a specific colour set that they enjoy and have decorated with those colours in a way that makes them happy – while others choose to select vases that work ‘against’ the colour of their room to make a bold fashion statement about their colour beliefs and needs. It’s critical when looking at these choices to look at what your room, and its ornamentation/décor already says – if everything else is blending in well, it might be a good idea to keep the statement concept to ‘blend’ rather than ‘stand out’. If you’ve got an eclectic collection of ornamentation, then you can create an additional statement with a semi-precious vase that stands out in your room without being overbearing.
Whatever you choose, it’s critical to ensure that you work with your likes and dislikes and choose a vase that works well as a vase, as well as a statement piece.
Semi-precious stone vases are designed to make an ornamental statement without working against the design and décor of the room. Made from the same semi-precious stone as jewellery boxes, you can be sure they are of the best quality.
Nothing says opulence and class when playing chess than a gorgeous, well designed piece. Whether you’ve chosen a small set or a larger one, in a variety of designs, stone chess sets are often a bold statement of both intelligence and challenge – and there are very few that can resist that challenge.
Stone chess boards
One of the most beautiful uses of hand crafted stone is creating a custom inlaid board – that way, the unique elements and beauty of the stone can be used to their full potential, enhancing the gorgeousness of their individual, unique elements without creating problems for the user. They can be polished down and matched to the needs of any space, or inlay, and more importantly, make sturdy overlays for the squares or edges, or all areas of the board. Several stones can be combined to allow the offset of one stone against another. One of the critical considerations here is that the stones should look good side by side and more importantly, that you should like the chosen combination of stones.
Semi-precious stones, paired with edges in metal, or wood would give you the best designed combination, and will look best with pieces of most matching stone sets. Most striking of all however is the combination of a black and white stones on a matching chess board. The contrast will create a great looking conversation piece as well as a well-loved board game.
Stone chess sets
Another great combination is a simple board paired with a gorgeous set of chess pieces, sculpted expertly from stone. There are several dozen designs that work well with each type of stone, but most stone chess sets are gorgeous, no matter what the end design.
All elements of the stone should be clear and unscratched, there should be a strong aesthetic imagery created by the stone, and most of all, the pieces should be strong and able to withstand use – there’s no point in having a fragile chess set, or you’ll be too scared to use it. One of the more critical areas of consideration here is that expensive stone, such as precious minerals, may cost far too much to create a set from, but may make a beautiful inlay, while semi-precious stones are more suited to these chess sets the best.
It’s critical to consider which stone you like best when choosing these chess sets – but it’s equally important to consider whether you’re going to store or display the pieces – you’ll need to consider an appropriate and sturdy storage box if required, or you can keep your chess set on display. Either way, you’ll find that your chess set gains admiring glances whenever set up, and give you dozens of great games.
Ever struggled to find the perfect gift for your office bound companion? How about that graduate starting in a new job in a corporate cube? Writing and desk sets are the ideal gift for your new office starter, or someone that’s been in their office for a while, because they make the table come alive. Stone writing corporate desk sets are often designed to look great, whilst serving several functions – card holder, clock, and a resting place for pens, pencils and other materials that you might need in your job. Most of all though, they make the perfect gift.
Desk sets for the office junior
A starter desk set can be designed to hold business cards – a stone writing corporate desk sets can not only brighten up a desk, and serve as a functional, practical focal point for those all-important contacts that they can use to build their career later. With built in clocks, they come in a range of colours to suit every room, and every taste.
It’s of critical importance to understand that these stone gifts aren’t mass produced, so each can be tailored and chosen based on the individual likes and dislikes of the person that is receiving it. If you’re not sure whether they’ve got a specific stone that they like, you might want to choose something like serpentine (black/grey/green) or agate (a slice of colour).
The eponymous gift for managers and seniors
Table sets are often the best way to commemorate a wonderful career, show a mark of respect for your beloved mentor. You can choose them, again, based on colour or preferences, and chances are, you’ll know what their favourite colours or stones or designs are. Stone writing desk sets come in one of a range of several designs which hold business cards, pens, and can be inset with clocks or feature other ornaments to complete their look. Again, as they aren’t mass produced, they are unique, so is a good, solid gift for anyone that looks for something unique, yet functional.
The best gift to commemorate a job well done
When people eventually retire, they’ll still need a stone writing desk set– having a good set to also commemorate their time in business will give them something with fond memories to instil their joy and enjoyment of work into. A writing set will also give your retiree the possibility to use it over the rest of their lives, and allow them to store any cards of people they want to keep in touch with. The art of writing is something that many people treasure, even in the electronic age, so if you’re sure that your retiree would like to keep in touch, and write; this is the gift to offer them.
There are a half dozen uses for decorative spheres – from book ends to ornaments, but if you’re looking for decorative spheres with a bit of class and good looks, then you should look no further than semi-precious stone decorative spheres. They are elegant and understated without being too difficult to care for.
What are stone decorative spheres?
Stone decorative spheres and eggs are stones that are shaped and polished smooth, in either a circular or egg shaped block. It can be made of any stone that can take a polish and hold that shape, though for obvious reasons, semi-precious stones lend themselves best to that type of ornament, simply because it’s not so rare as it would be prohibitive to produce, or would be small or skimpy, but is still uncommon enough to be eye-catching. One of the best things about semi-precious stone decorative spheres is that no two are alike and you can rely on them to be comforting and cool to the touch while being gorgeous wherever you place them.
Best placed in natural sunlight that lets the stone show and share its natural beauty with its surroundings, plus take a tiny bit of the cold off the surface of the stone, without making it too warm to handle, decorative spheres and eggs are best placed in stands, singly or in sets.
Ranges of choice
There are a range of choices that anyone can use to work with their décor or their favourite stone choices – it’s all dependant on a myriad of factors that ultimately come down to end user preference. But one of the more important areas to consider is where you’re going to display them – if you’re planning on storing them on a shelf, or other area where they can fall from, you need to have them stored on a stand of some description, or work with them adhered to a base of some description to ensure that they don’t fall and smash, crack or break.
There are various stones in several sets of designs, styles and groups of manufacture that you can choose from – either singly, or in sets, semi-precious decorative spheres and eggs are some of the best choices for an offbeat, quirky ornament, or set of ornaments, then choose a citrine, jasper, or dolomite set of decorative spheres. Agate and other stones also make great decorative spheres of stone.
Do they contain energy?
Some people believe that stones contain ‘healing’ energy, or other forms of resonance that people react with. It’s possible that they contain a magnetic charge of some description, but others believe that this is a placebo – people expect it to happen. If you experience this ‘energy’ from a stone, it’s possible that you’re especially attuned to those stones, and should enjoy them accordingly.