For the Love of Gemstones

For the Love of Gemstones

I love gemstones. I've always been drawn to them, even as a child. One of my prized possessions when I was about 6 years old was a piece of tumbled rose quartz that my father gave me and I'm pretty sure I still have it somewhere. As a jewelry designer I get to indulge my love of gemstones on a regular basis. I am constantly on the search for new and different semi-precious stones to use in my work. At least that's the excuse I use for continually adding to my growing gemstone collection. That being said, I also have some favourites, that I come back to over and over again and figure prominently in my collections and I have provided a list below with some brief details of each. I have also provided a reading list at the end of post if you want to read more about these or other gemstones.


Amethyst Selene Goddess RingAmethysts are a variety of quartz crystals and are most commonly found in shades of purple - from lighter purple to dark moody violet. Amethysts signify passion, creativity, faithful love, and spirituality. Early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine, and it was believed that wearing amethyst prevented drunkenness. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for the month of February. Check out the Selene Moon Goddess Ring (pictured) and Pendant and the Diva Cocktail ring to add some amethyst to your life.


Orbital aqua chalcedony and silver statement ringChalcedony is a microcrystalline form of quartz and comes in several colours, including blue, grey, white, green, purple, red, and pink, though most coloured chalcedony sold today is enhanced through dyeing, which has been a common practice with this stone since ancient times. There are also other forms of chalcedony, known by different names, such as carnelian, chrysoprase, and onyx. Regardless of the treatment or name, chalcedony has a beautiful milky luster and is quite hard, which makes it ideal for use in jewelry, especially rings. It has been treasured for thousands of years by many ancient civilizations. It is thought to have healing properties and provide emotional balance to whoever wears it. The Orbital Ring and Pendant are perfect for adding chalcedony to your life. 


Labradorite was first discovered in 1770 in Labrador, Canada. According to an Inuit legend, the Northern Lights are captured in the rocks along the coastline of Labrador, and when gazing into the depths of this gemstone, it is easy to believe that this legend might just be true given labradorite's magical display of iridescent colours, known as as labradorescence. Labradorite is most commonly found in shades of greys and blues, but it also comes in teal, green, olive, gold, purple and pink. Wear this gemstone for increased insight and protection. Check out the Crescent Moon Gemstone pendant in labradorite.⠀

Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow Moonstone Diva Cocktail Statement RingRainbow moonstones are not true moonstones, but a class of transparent labradorite that display a mutli-coloured iridescent optical effect known as adularescence, which is similar to the labradorescence effect you see in labradorite. Due to this beautiful glowing light that seems to radiate from within the stone, moonstones are associated with the moon and historically have been used for fertility, love, protection, and sleep. Moonstone is considered an alternate to pearl and alexandrite as a birthstone for the month June. Add some moonstone to your jewelry collection with one of the following designs: Moonstone Goddess pendant or the Diva Cocktail ring.

 Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz pendant

Rose quartz is quite common around the world and has been used for both jewelry and spiritual practices since 800 BC. This crystal is associated with the heart and love. It is used to attract and keep love and for emotional healing. In mythology, rose quartz is associated to the Phoenician Goddess of fertility, love, and war known as Astarte (Ishtar - Mesopotamia). She is also thought of as the Queen of the Stars. Astarte was thought to encourage lovers to be faithful and heal troubled relationships. It is also associate with the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Venus - Roman), the goddess of love and the Egyptian goddess Isis, the goddess of marriage, fertility, motherhood, magic and medicine. Rose quartz in a alternate birthstone for those born in the month of January. Add some love to your life with a Rose Quartz pendant.

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