All of the gemstones used in our jewellery are personally chosen by Monica and hand set using bespoke cuts. Learn more about each stone in our guide.

  • Amazonite

    Amazonite is the rare blue-green variety of the microcline feldspar mineral. The stone comes from Brazil and takes its name from the Amazon River.

    The vibrant colour of amazonite is naturally patterned with bright white flecks giving it a standout, highly unique quality.

  • Amethyst

    Amethyst is a transparent gemstone with a colour ranging from a light violet to a deep purple. The depth of colour comes from high levels of iron during formation. Our amethyst comes from Zambia, where it is found in large geodes (hollow spheres lined with quartz crystal).

    The rich hues of this stone give it a standout quality in statement jewellery.

    Birthstone: for February

  • Aquamarine

    Aquamarine is the greenish-blue to blue variety of the beryl family of gemstones. Our aquamarine comes from India, where it forms in crystals that range from being completely transparent to cloudy with natural inclusions, gaining its sea water blue colour from the presence of iron.

    This beautiful stone is like wearing a piece of the ocean.

    Birthstone for: March

  • Black Line Onyx

    Onyx is a chalcedony consisting of fine bands of quartz and morganite in almost every colour. The stone was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans in architecture and objects.

    Our black line onyx, from India & Brazil, was hand selected for its captivating parallel banding. It is reminiscent of shorelines and cool climes. We love the minimal simplicity of the flat cut raw stones, combined with the dramatic nature of their distinctive lines. Every piece is entirely unique.

  • Black Onyx

    Onyx is a chalcedony consisting of fine bands of quartz and morganite in a variety of colours. Our black onyx comes from India. The stone naturally has an amazing solid black colour and when faceted, it picks up the light beautifully.

    Black onyx is a neutral yet dramatic stone that makes a versatile addition to your jewellery box.

  • Blue Lace Agate

    Blue Lace Agate

    Blue lace agate is a chalcedony stone that contains white cloudy bands of crystals that vary in depth and thickness. Our agate comes from India.

    Due to the natural patterns in the stone, every piece of MV blue lace agate jewellery is entirely different. Though a soft pastel colour, this gemstone has a cool and striking quality.

  • Citrine

    Citrine is the golden coloured stone of the quartz family. Varying in shade from a light citrus yellow to a deep orange, most citrines begin life as amethyst stones that have been gently exposed to heat, changing colour from purple to yellow. Our citrine comes from Brazil.

    This subtle stone has a beautifully understated, fresh feel.

    Birthstone for: November

  • Dendritic Agate

    Dendritic means 'treelike'. Dendritic agate is a white to grey chalcedony stone and its 'trees' are in fact iron patterns that occur in a brown or black colour. Our dendritic agate comes from India and is hand cut to bring out these naturally occurring markings, making each piece completely unique.

  • Dumortierite

    Dumortierite, a rare blue mineral, typically occurs in high temperature aluminium rich regions. It is transparent and varies in colour due to the substitution of iron.

    Dumortierite was first discovered in 1881 and is named for the French palaeontologist Eugène Dumortier.

    Origin: Brazil

  • Flint

    Flint is a form of the mineral quartz found in sedimentary rocks, such as chalk and limestone. Flint is frequently found along the Norfolk coastline, our design home in England. This is where the world's best known flint circles occur in fascinating formations on the beach.

    A waxy, matte texture and soft tones give the flint jewellery a calming neutrality that is effortless to wear. Every piece is unique, with whirling patterns that are almost fossil-like.

  • Green Aventurine

    The name aventurine derives from the Italian 'a ventura' which means 'by chance', a reference to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone during the 18th century. Aventurine is a translucent form of quartz, with mineral inclusions that give the stone a glistening effect known as aventurescence. Our green aventurine gemstones come from India.

    The flecks of rich green in this stone give it a standout quality in cocktail jewellery.

  • Green Onyx

    Onyx is a chalcedony consisting of fine bands of quartz and morganite in a variety of colours. Our green onyx comes from India and is enhanced with natural dyes to attain its strong, pure bright green colour.
    This vibrant stone is an MV favourite. It adds the perfect pop of colour to your everyday jewellery and makes a dramatic statement in cocktail pieces.

  • Grey Agate

    Grey agate is a chalcedony stone that contains beautiful bands of crystals that vary in depth, thickness and colour. Our agate comes from Brazil and India, and varies in colour from a light to dark grey with white banding.

    Due to the natural waves in the stone, every piece of MV grey agate jewellery is entirely different. The neutral colour and soft pattern is effortless and understated.

  • Hematite

    Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide, usually formed near mineral hot springs and standing water. Our hematite comes from Brazil and has a metallic, reflective shine that feels cool and contemporary.

    The striking steel grey colour of this gemstone is perfect for monochrome looks and minimalist style.

  • Labradorite

    Labradorite is a mesmerising, iridescent stone from Madagascar. It can be grey, grey-black or brown in its base colour, with beautiful blue and green metallic flashes. The light dispersion that you can see around the stone as it moves is due to the crystal lattice structure and internal fractures within the mineral, which create the vitreous effect, making the light bounce around. This effect, known as labradorescence, gives labradorite its unique appeal and name.

    Origin: Africa & USA

  • Lapis

    The name Lapis Lazuli derives from the Latin for blue stone. The bright blue colour is due to the presence of sulphur during formation, and the mineral is often interspersed with striated pyrites that look similar to flecks of fine gold. Lapis has been used in jewellery since pre-historic times. Ours comes from Afghanistan, where for over 6000 years, the finest deposits have been found in the West Hindu Kush Mountains.

    The beauty of this stone is in its fascinating imperfections, which make every piece unique.

    Origin: Afghanistan

    Birthstone for: September

  • Larimar

    Larimar is a beautiful rare blue variety of Pectolite and has only ever been found in the Dominican Republic.

    It is a subtle soft shade of blue and is formed with natural streaks and patterns of turquoise and white crystals. The depth of colours within the stone are influenced by the presence of copper during the crystal growth making every stone unique in its colour and natural markings.

  • Lemon Quartz

    Lemon quartz is a light yellow stone that gets its colour from the presence of iron when its crystals are formed. The stone's green undertones make it different to Citrine, which has more golden hues. Our lemon quartz comes from Brazil where the juiciest coloured gemstones are selected by hand.

    This gorgeous stone provides a fresh hint of colour to your outfit.

  • Malachite

    Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral. It is rich in colour with banded tones varying from dark to mellow green.The name Malachite derives from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of mallow leaves.

    Origin: Australia and USA

  • Moonstone

    Moonstone is a fascinating stone that really does look like it's from another planet. The stone is named after 'Moonshine' due to its white iridescent sheen. Sourced in Madagascar, our moonstone is faceted to reflect the light. As it is moved, a blue sheen becomes visible which can vary in strength and gives the stone its ethereal quality.

    Moonstone pieces have a simplicity and radiance that is effortless to wear.

    Birthstone for: November

  • Orange Carnelian

    Orange Carnelian, a bold, glassy, translucent stone, is an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family.

    Origin: India & Brazil

  • Red Onyx

    Onyx is a chalcedony consisting of fine bands of quartz and morganite in a variety of colours. Our red onyx comes from India and is enhanced with natural dyes to attain its deep red colour.

    Red onyx is beautifully understated way to wear colour, and adds a sophisticated finishing touch to your outfit.

  • Rhodonite

    The name Rhodonite comes from the Greek word meaning 'a rose', which relates to its rose pink colour. These stones come in a range of colours from pale pink though to a deep rose pink almost red.

    Some of the colours may relate to weathering of the stone and partial oxidization. It is more commonly found in a massive growth form, with very large pieces common.

    Origin: South Africa and Australia

  • Purple Quartz

    Purple quartz is a deep purple stone that gets its colour from the presence of iron when its crystals are formed. It is heat treated to deepen the colour and graduates from a purple top to a clearer bottom stone. This vibrant stone adds the perfect pop of colour to your everyday jewellery.

    Origin: China & Brazil

  • Rock Crystal

    Rock Crystal is the transparent variety of quartz. The name originates from the Greek word for 'ice' as it was believed that this crystal was eternally frozen due to its clear to white appearance. Our rock crystal gemstones come from Madagascar and are cut to give them a multifaceted shine.

    The simplicity of this stone makes it perfect for styling with other colour gemstone pieces.

    Birthstone for: April

  • Rose Quartz

    Rose quartz is a translucent and cloudy gemstone with a soft hazy pink colour. Our rose quartz comes from India, where the presence of titanium within the quartz alters the colour as it forms.
    The subtle tones of rose quartz are effortless to wear and look beautiful with rose gold.

    Birthstone for: January

  • White Agate

    White Agate is an opaque chalcedony stone. Agate deposits are found worldwide with certain mines known for particular colours. Our agate comes from Brazil and India where we choose stones with the clearest bright white colour.

    The colour of white agate is perfect in minimalist pieces for an effortless look.

  • White Chalcedony

    Chalcedony is a form of quartz in a microcrystalline form. Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

    The term chalcedony is derived from the name of the ancient Greek town Chalkedon in Asia Minor, in modern English usually spelled Chalcedon, today the Kadıköy district of Istanbul.

    Origin: India and Brazil

  • White Topaz

    Pure topaz is colourless and transparent, but it is usually tinted by impurities; typical topaz is wine red, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, or blue brown.

    Topaz is commonly associated igneous rocks of the granite and rhyolite type.

    According to legend, this stone was intended to serve in protection against enemies and as a symbol of beauty and splendour. It cannot be proved conclusively whether the name of the topaz comes from the Sanskrit or the Greek, though the Greek name 'topazos' means 'green gemstone'.

    Origin: Brazil and India