5 Must Have Gemstones
1. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis is known for its intense blue colour and has been a favourite amoung royalty throughout history. As such, it is viewed as a regal stone. Today, Lapis is still a popular and sought after stone. With its deep colour and pyrite inclusions, this is a an eye-catching, semi precious gemstone. Mix with white or silver to enhance its beauty.
This stone is the traditional birthstone of February. Used in ancient times for protection and to prevent intoxication, Amethyst has always been treasured. There are various colours you can combine with Amethyst depending on the look you are trying to achieve and the shade of Amethyst that you are working with. Greens such as Serpentine or Jade work well with Amethyst. We feature New Jade, Oliven Jade and Prehnite all of which are forms of serpentine. Amethyst can also be matched with neutral colours such as blacks or whites for a sophisticated look.
3. Black Onyx
The mystical birthstone of December, Black Onyx is a weighty stone that can have band patterns in it. Black Onyx is known for its strength as a healing stone and for removing negativity.Black Onyx is a great choice in gemstone due to its versatility. It matches everything so you can choose to mix it with any gemstone. Black Onyx is great in everyday jewellery but also perfect when used in more elegant pieces.
One of the traditional birthstones of March, Jasper was a choice gem in the ancient world. It comes in virtually any colour. Some Jasper stones have alluringly intricate patterns. This makes Jasper a stone that does not need to be combined much else. Jasper can be used for unique pieces that will stand out and add a touch of flavour.
5. Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye is a favourite among the protective stones. It is also known to have healing and clearing properties. Similar to Jasper, Tiger Eye is a naturally patterned stone. With shades ranging from golden yellows to deep reds, and with stripes in shimmering golds and browns, the warm tones in Tiger Eye make this a must have gemstone bead. Tiger Eye has a standalone beauty; however it can be stunningly matched with shades of green.