About Our Gemstones
Amethyst’s purple color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple, and from brownish to vivid. Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it keeps its wearer clear-headed, relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
It is the birthstone for February and works on crown chakra.
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. The best gems combine high clarity with translucent transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. It is also the birthstone for March, and works on throat chakra.
Onyx is a form of quartz that can come in almost any color. The pure black form is the most famous, especially for beads. Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items.
Black Onyx also has healing properties. Black Onyx is associated with our Base Chakra. A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.
Black Onyx on jewelry evokes elegance, boldness, modern and mystery.
Black spinel stone is one of the rarest minerals that comes from the Spinel family and is a true gemstone often confused with black tourmaline or black onyx.
Black Spinel is a protective stone that repels negativity and grounds the user while evoking inspiration and empowerment, without overwhelming others. It is also thought to Spinel to get rid of anger and resentment, replacing them with more effective ways of communicating.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September. For sapphire, Kashmir receives the highest premium quality, although Burma, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar also produce large quantities of fine quality gems. Sapphire evokes elegance, luxury and sophistication.
Sapphire is a stone of wisdom and royalty, prophecy and Divine favor. It is forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
Sapphire stimulates the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, allowing one to access deeper levels of consciousness in order to gain a fuller understanding of self, highly effective for earth and chakra healing.
Blue Topaz is the birthstone for December. Brazil is one of the world’s largest producers of topaz.
Blue Topaz reflects the energy of the mind and knowledge, stimulating one’s self-confidence and ability to learn and think through complex concepts and ideas. It inspires creativity, increases attention span and helps one achieve perfection in various projects and aspirations. Placed on the Throat or Third-Eye Chakras, Blue Topaz helps one to more consciously and clearly articulate the thoughts and feelings one needs to communicate. Blue Topaz is a stone of peacefulness, calming to the emotions, and ideal for meditation and connecting with spiritual beings.
Citrine is the birthstone of November. Citrine’s name is derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon due to its color. Citrine has long been remarked upon for its subtle, honeyed beauty. Citrine is predomenantly found in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, and the United States.
Also known as the “Light Maker,” the Citrine crystal has a bright yellow hue, which reflects its equally vibrant energy. Like Vitamin C for the soul, the Citrine crystal properties emanate positivity and joy in all aspects of life. Filled with positive energy, we can more easily connect to our inner light, as well as bring a sense of optimism to our endeavors.
Shall we explain further about the most precious gemstone of them all? Diamonds have been called “a girl's best friend”. For centuries, diamonds have been used to symbolize the everlasting love and commitment
Diamonds are the world's most popular gemstones. Many times more money is spent on diamonds than on all other gemstones combined. Part of the reason for diamond's popularity is a result of its optical properties, or how it reacts with light. Other factors include its durability, fashion, custom, and assertive marketing by diamond producers. Diamond serves as the birthstone for the month of April.
The quality of a diamond is primarily determined by four factors (4Cs): color, cut, clarity, and carat weight.
The principal Emerald deposits are currently mined in Colombia, Brazil, and Zambia. Colombia arguably produces the finest Emeralds and is by far the world's largest producer of emeralds, constituting 50–95% of the world production.
As the gem of spring, emerald is the perfect choice as the birthstone for the month of May. It’s also the gem of the fifty-fifth wedding anniversaries.
Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. It ensures physical, emotional and mental equilibrium, bringing harmony to all areas of ones life.
Garnet continues as a popular gemstone today. It serves as a birthstone for the month of January. Most people will think of a red gemstone when they hear the name "Garnet" because they are not aware that garnet occurs in a variety of colors. However, gem-quality garnets occur in every color, with red being the most common and blue garnets being especially rare.
Garnet cleanses and re-energises the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony.
Quartz is one of the most well-known and most varied minerals on earth. It occurs in all mineral environments, and it is the important constituent of many rocks. It mostly comes from Brazil, Argentina, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Russia, France, Scotland and Spain.
Green Quartz on jewelry evokes elegance, sophistication while remains fun and playful.
As a natural stone, Green Quartz, which is also known as Prasiolite has powerful healing properties to balance the heart chakra. By opening, activating and stabilizing the heart chakra, Green Quartz can help one to feel empathy and universal love for others. Green Quartz is also known to attract prosperity, success and to stimulate creativity. It also helps mantaining the endocrine glands, helping to keep the body balanced.
Iolite’s name is from the Greek word ios, meaning violet. The major deposits are found in Brazil but it also comes from India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Madagascar. It has recently become a popular gemstone. Iolite can be light to deep blue, and usually has a purplish tinge to it. Deeper colored stones are more valuable.
Iolite is a vision stone. It clears thought forms, opening intuition. Aids in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction. Helps you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others. Iolite carries a violet-blue energy that activates and clears the Third Eye/brow chakra, opening communication and awareness.
Labradorite is a variety of feldspar (a group of rock-forming minerals that make up as much as 60% of the Earth's crust), which has a varied display of colors suggestive of the northern lights. It’s named derived from it’s main source Labrador, Canada.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas. Labradorite on jewelry evokes sophistication and understatement.
The word Lapis means stone in Latin, and Lazuli comes from an old Arabic word (allazjward), meaning heaven, sky or simply blue. In ancient Egypt, Lapis was believed to cure melancholy and one particular kind of recurrent fever. In Rome it was considered a powerful aphrodisiac. Lapis powder was extensively used by Roman, Persian and Chinese women to paint their eyebrows. It is believed that Lapis Lazuli has also healing properties and can open many of the chakra centers. It is thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, create openness, truthfulness, and creativity.
For centuries, Afghanistan has been the most prominent source for top quality Lapis Lazuli. Lapis lazuli is the alternative to turquoise and ruby as birthstones for December. The combination of vivid blue and gold on these delicate beauties is absolutely flattering on any skin tones.
The name Opal is derived from the Latin opalus and the Sanskrit upala, meaning ‘precious stone.’ Australia has been the dominant force (95% of world’s production) in the opal market for over 100 years. Today, Ethiopia is on its way to becoming the second producer in the opal market. In our collections, we use colorful, precious Ethiopian opal.
The Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, described opalus - the Opal, as a precious stone containing the was considered by all in the ancient world to be the most bewitching and mysterious of gems, worn for its virtues of soothing and strengthening the sight, healing diseases of the eyes, and capable of providing great luck, as it possessed all the virtues of the gemstones whose colors reside within it. Opal is most known for its ability to bring one’s traits and characteristics to the surface for examination and transformation. Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It is today an absolute favorite gem, especially as the birthstone for those born in October.
Much of the Opal material is hydrophane, meaning it can soak up water. If placed in water, the material will become glass clear, and when removed, it will get milky, and after several days, the material will return to its original beauty. Being hydrophane it is absorbent and chemicals including hair products, dyes, oils and lotions should be avoided.
China, Japan and Indonesia are among the largest pearls producers in the world. The pearl is known as the queen of jewels, a symbol of material wealth throughout human history, yet one that is distinctively associated with modern civilization as the only gem produced by mankind.
Although pearls look similar at first glance, there are a few different types of pearls, varying in value, appearance, and creation. Among them are natural pearls, freshwater pearls, saltwater pearls and cultured pearls. Pearls are the birthstone for the month of June.
Brazil has been the world's most important source of topaz for decades.
The pink topaz gemstone is also called as the Imperial Topaz owing to the richly assortment of pink undertones and orange layers.
Pink Topaz has a meaning and properties of enhancing artistic quality and creativity. It contains the energy of the sun, which creates all kinds of things. This gemstone would make your imagination into reality and form it into a valuable thing. Pink Topaz is a good one for artists and people who make things.
The ancient Romans theorized that moonstone, with its unearthly lunar-esque shimmer, was formed from frozen moonlight. The enchanting shimmer is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of “feldspar” minerals, with different refractive indexes. This gemstone is associated with dreams, memories, fertility and love.
Rainbow Moonstone provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love and to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.
Rhodolite describes a rose-red form of Garnet that has a lighter tone and more purplish color than typical Garnet gemstones.
Rhodolite Garnet is a crystal of inspiration and emotional healing. It is an emotional balancer that encourages love, kindness and compassion, and promotes self-worth and spiritual growth. It is especially helpful in recovery of past abuse, guilt or shame.
Rose Quartz is found in many deposits throughout the world, mainly in Brazil, South Africa, India, and Madagascar.
Rose quartz has a gentle energy. It is a heart healer of physical heart ailments as well as emotional heartbreaks. Rose quartz is a timely gift to offer someone who desires to learn self-love. You couldn't ask for a more loving teacher. This gemstone is widely loved and adorned by women for its feminine and subtlety.
Ruby is the birthstone for July. The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity.
Ruby actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement. Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy, and may be used to activate the kundalini. Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones.
Smokey Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.
Emotionally, smokey quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. Providing a protective barrier of energy around the user, Smokey Quartz offers exceptional grounding and stability. It is a remarkable tool for focused prayer and deep meditation.
Brazil and Madagascar are two largest sources of Smokey Quartz.
Tourmaline displays a greater range of color compared to other gemstones. It has every color that can be found on the rainbow. The name Tourmaline is from the Sinhalese words ”turamali”, which means “unknown gemstones of mixed colors”.
Tourmaline is believed to attract inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Helps treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination. Tourmaline releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments. Our jewelry uses green and red Tourmalines, which resonate with the heart chakra. It is the birthstone for October.
Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone formed by volcanic rock reacting to copper deposits brought by water. Color ranges through shades of blue to blue-green, to yellow-green with grey, black or brown veining. Turquoise has been found in 5,000-year-old Egyptian tombs and the Tibetans used it as currency centuries ago. Turquoise didn’t reach Europe until the crusades when the name originated, meaning "Turkish stone”. Long before the arrival of Europeans in North American, the native American inhabitants had an appreciation for turquoise, which is still strong today. Turkey, Egypt, Chile, China and the United States hold large deposits, but most turquoise today originates from Burma.
Turquoise has always been used to protect the wearer from danger, attract wealth, and warn as a good luck charm. Some believe it will fade when danger or illness is near, or a lover is unfaithful, as a healer of spirit, providing for a soothing energy and bringing peace of mind, acts to induce wisdom and understanding, enhances trust, kindness and recognition of beauty.
Turquoise is porous/absorbent, so contact with liquids, oils or even perspiration should be avoided. Jewelry should be removed before washing. Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of December.
The meaning of the word Topaz comes from the Greek word 'tapazos' meaning 'to seek', and it is said to have been one of the stones in the breastplate of the high priest in the Bible.
Some of the finest White Topaz stones have been found in Brazil, as well as in the USA, but it has also been found in a large number of other locations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Russia, Norway, Germany, and Japan.
White Topaz is a very dynamic stone that brings with it energies of inspiration, peace, hope, and love. It can be used to expand our own thoughts and knowledge, which can give us a boost in self-confidence as well as allowing us to grow as a person.