Gemstones

These beautiful materials and minerals are shaped and refined to adorn and beautify. Below is a list of such gemstones accompanied by a short description. For more detailed information and jewellery that contain them, click on the associated link

  • Amethyst
    A violet-purple quartz, said by the Greeks to protect against drunkenness. In medieval times, it was worn in battle to keep the wearer cool-headed.
  • Apatite
    A crystal phosphate mineral in translucent green and blue.
  • Carnelian
    From a word meaning 'cherry' in Latin, this mineral comes in red and brownish-red with a silky lustre.
  • Citrine
    A golden-yellow quartz.
  • Rhodolite Garnet
    Garnets tend to come in reds and greens. Rhodolite garnet is a 'rose-like' or red-pink mineral from North Carolina, USA.
  • Iolite
    From the Greek for 'violet', this gem is a blue-violet colour, but also has honey-yellow blue facets.
  • Labradorite
    A pale green, blue mineral, used in holistic disciplines to impart strength and perseverance and stimulate the mind.
  • Moonstone
    A pearl-like mineral, believed in ancient times to capture the rays of the Moon. It is a very personal stone reflecting the wearer's personality.
  • Pearl
    Produced inside a shelled mollusc, this gem was seen as teardrops of the Moon, symbolising chastity and innocence.
  • Lemon Quartz
    There are many varieties of this crystal, and lemon-coloured quartz is for optimism, creativity and well-being.
  • Ruby
    A blood-red or pink gemstone, used holistically to promote peace and contentment, love and friendship.
  • Black Spinel
    Spinels come in black and red-pink and often mistaken for rubies. Black Spinel is sourced mainly from Thailand. It is said to protect relationships, relieve sadness, and prolong life.
  • Blue Topaz
    A crystal that comes in a variety of colours. Blue Topaz is a glassy, transparent gem used holistically to soothe a troubled mind and stimulates creativity.
  • Tourmaline
    A gemstone that comes in so many hues - indeed, the name derives from the Sinhalese word for 'mixed'.
  • Turquoise
    An opaque blue-green or cyan-coloured stone, originally from Turkey, hence the French name. It was from ancient times worn for protection and symbolised wealth.
 

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