A GUIDE TO GEMSTONES

All of our gemstones are personally selected and cut from the rough, allowing us to remain true to Monica’s design vision without compromise. Our use of genuine stones ensures that each piece has its own distinct personality.

  • Kyanite

    Kyanite is a dominantly blue gemstone originating from India. Associated with the Zodiac sign Libra, this stone denotes 'loyalty' and features threaded inclusions which give its character.

  • Amazonite

    Originating from Brazil, Canada and Russia, Amazonite is a rare blue-green variety of the Feldspar mineral. This stone, which falls under the Gemini Zodiac and signifies 'balance', is naturally patterned with white threads and the occasional black spot, making each cut truly unique. Due to it's delicate, porous nature, we protect this semi-precious stone with a colourless coating.

  • Amethyst

    A hybrid from the Chalcedony and Quartz gemstone families, Amethyst Lace Agate originates from Brazil and represents 'wisdom'. Heat treated to enhance its colour and clarity, this translucent stone is associated with the Gemini Zodiac sign, and formed of deep purple and violet waves with contrasting white threads.

  • Black Onyx

    Black Onyx is sourced in India and is part of the Chalcedony gemstone family. Signifying 'will-power' and falling under the Zodiac sign Leo, Black Onyx is an opaque, solid black gemstone, permanently dyed, and with a smooth surface once polished.

  • Blue Lace Agate

    Originating from both Brazil and India, Blue Lace Agate is a Chalcedony stone with a meaning of 'tranquillity'. This stone, associated with Pisces in the Zodiac, is enhanced with dyes, giving it a soft blue-purple hue, patterned with lacey waves of white.

  • Green Onyx

    Sourced in India, Green Onyx is a Chalcedony gemstone enhanced with dyes to give it its vivid emerald green colour. This translucent stone is associated with the Gemini Zodiac sign and represents 'protection'.

  • Grey Agate

    Grey Agate, associated with the Zodiac sign Scorpio, is found in Brazil and India. This stone, with a meaning of 'grounding', is grey in tone and features opaque and translucent bands running through it varying in depth and colour.

  • Howlite

    Sourced in Africa, this stone falls under the Zodiac sign of Gemini and has 'calming' properties. Dominantly an opaque white or light grey gemstone, Howlite features dark grey web-like marbling.

  • Labradorite

    Paired with the Zodiac sign Sagittarius, Labradorite, a Feldspar stone signifying 'intuition', is sourced in both the US and Madagascar. Composed of a grey-brown body tone this gemstone is lifted by iridescent flashes in colours ranging from peacock blue to gold or coppery red.

  • Moonstone

    Rainbow Moonstone, found in Madagascar and India, is a Feldspar stone with 'nourishing' properties and is associated with the Zodiac sign Cancer. Ranging from colourless to a cloudy white, it is famed for its changeable rainbow sheen which moves from a blue to multi-coloured in the light.

  • Pink Quartz

    Part of the Quartzite family, Pink Quartz is a stone that signifies 'resilience'. Sourced from both China and India, and falling under the Scorpio Zodiac, this translucent gemstone is enhanced with dyes, and features interwoven and often cloudy inclusions that alter the intensity of its raspberry pink colour.

  • Rock Crystal

    A stone for the Aries Zodiac sign, Rock Crystal is one of the purest forms of Quartz, and is an energy amplifier. Sourced in Africa, it's transparent colourless nature gives it a multi-faceted shine when cut and polished.

  • Rose Quartz

    Originating from India, Rose Quartz is a pale pink stone associated with the Zodiac sign Taurus. Signifying 'love', this translucent gemstone is composed of a web of feather inclusions which create it's cloudy, soft, pink colour.

  • Turquoise

    Sourced in the US, Turquoise is a stone for the Sagittarius Zodiac and represents 'strength'. This gemstone, which ranges in colour from bright blue to Tibetan green, can naturally occur in a solid blue finish but is often characterised by black, brown or grey veins and metallic spots. We cover it with a colourless protective coating.

  • White Chalcedony

    White Chalcedony, a type of Quartz found in both Brazil and India, is a nurturing stone that promotes goodwill and enhances stability. Only the whitest and most opaque stones are selected which have a waxy lustre.

  • White Topaz

    A stone associated with the Sagittarius Zodiac sign, the meaning of White Topaz is 'beauty'. Originating in India and Brazil, Topaz is a colourless and transparent stone with mineral inclusions that give it a slight tint.