When designing the perfect interior for your home, why not choose the ultimate in luxury by incorporating semi-precious stone for interior design? While you might think that semi-precious stones are for jewellery, we’re seeing them used more and more in some of the most luxurious and stylish interiors too.
So what are semi-precious gemstones and how can they bring a touch of the exquisite to your home?
You’re probably already aware of precious gemstones such as diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. These are minerals that are refined and cut to size to use in jewellery.
Semi-precious stones are other stones that aren’t as expensive but are just as beautiful. These include amethyst, agate, aquamarine, garnet, moonstone, opal, peridot, pearl, quartz, tanzanite and turquoise. Read on to find out how to use these semi-precious stone for interior design.
Semi-precious stone for interior design
So how exactly are gemstones used in interiors? In some design pieces, the stones are used individually to decorate items or cover small spaces, but if you’re looking for something truly luxurious and exquisite then you will need to use slabs. These slabs are made from using many semi-precious stones and setting them in a special resin. The slabs are then cut and polished to the necessary thickness and shine.
The range of colours, finishes and textures of semi-precious stones are so varied, that you’ll be amazed at the many diverse looks you can create.
If you’re in business and need to create a luxury, boutique feel to your premises, semi-precious stones are perfect for your brand. We’ve created amazing designs for bars, boutique hotels, spas and private clubs. We’ve worked for some of the most prestigious and well-known brands in the world. We work to the exact requirements of your interior designer and brand specialists in order to create a product that is worthy of your brand.
You don’t need to be in the UK either, we can ship your bespoke gemstone slab to 31 countries around the world. Contact a member of our team for further details.
Examples of semi-precious stones for interior design
Semi-precious stones can be used all over your home including to create luxury kitchen counters and bar tops, vanity units and even flooring. The slabs can be so beautiful that you can even have panels mounted to the wall to create a beautiful feature. Fireplaces and hearths also look amazing.
The great thing about these stones is that they are available in a variety of colours, which means that you’ll be able to find something to suit the overall aesthetic of your home.
Because the resin has a slightly translucent quality, you can also set up specialist LED lighting behind or underneath your slab to create an effect so beautiful and unique.
One of the great advantages of using these types of design materials is the hardwearing quality of the slab. They are extremely strong and resistant to scuffs and scratches from everyday use. They are also easy to keep clean.
Popular stones to use include:
Quartz – a silica-based stone that is found in many areas across the world. They are usually colourless or white and hexagonal in shape. Their impurities create that unique pattern. Popular quartz materials used in interior design are white quartz, smokey quartz and amethyst.
Agate – technically a form of quartz, agate is popular due to its variety of beautiful, rich colours. These include black, white, green, yellow, red, orange brown and purple. It has a much finer grain than quartz, so can look a lot different and often has a natural striping that makes it very unique.
Amethyst – another form of quartz, amethyst is found in a range of purple and violet tones. In ancient Greece, they believed that wearing amethyst protected its owner from the effects of drunkenness. It is also the birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst is a popular choice for sinks and vanity units.
Let Translucent Gemstones create your stunning interior
We are proud to work with some of the most prestigious brands and interior designers in the world. Our work has been admired by many and we specialise in creating exquisite panels using the very best semi-precious stone for interior design. Each one is a work of art.
Our team works with the latest methods and techniques to produce a flawless finish that provides your home with the quality it deserves.
Contact a member of our team today to discuss your needs.