Jewelry with minerals and precious or semi-precious stones give a touch of elegance and color to our look but above all, they provide us with and transmit certain energies that we are going to detail below. We have made a selection of the 10 most used stones in jewelry.
The stone favorite for making engagement rings and the main protagonist of almost all our jewelry. Normally, we find it in the form of octahedron crystals, dodecahedrons, and cubes. The color varies from colorless to black, with the most common being brown and yellow.
Its name comes from Latin and means “invincible”, “indestructible”. Diamond is the hardest mineral on Earth.
Among other qualities, it is said to bring courage, tenacity, vitality, strength, balance, creativity, joy, dynamism, longevity, altruism, and liberation. It is a symbol of commitment and fidelity and helps to establish bonds.
It is a stone known for bringing harmony and balance. Agate is a type of chalcedony of various colors that usually has chromatic bands, its color depends on the different materials it may contain. The most abundant is gray, although we also find them in yellow, orange, white, blue, brown, and pink.
The term agate comes from the Greek “Achates”, which is the designation of the river with the same name. It fosters self-confidence and concentration and promotes spiritual growth, love, and courage.
Rose Quartz is the stone of love and sensitivity. Its name comes from the Latin word “kristallos” which means ice. It is a variety of quartz and its color is due to the presence of Titanium and Manganese, which form a contrast from pale pink to intense pink.
It is a precious gem that gives peace, strength, and sentimental harmony. A gem of healing and well-being that allows the release of repressed emotions in the heart.
It provides a deep sense of personal satisfaction, allowing you to have great self-confidence. Stimulates the imagination: art, music, and the written word.
Sapphire is known as the stone of wisdom. Its name comes from the Greek word ‘sappheiros’, which means blue.
Its most important characteristics are its hardness and its versatility of colors. Although we always associate the color of sapphire with the color blue, there are also pink, yellow, green, white. The blue color is due to its content of titanium and iron, when it is pink and reddish it is due to chromium, when it is greenish or brownish it is due to iron.
It attracts prosperity, success, and wealth. Sapphire is said to provide balance and align the physical, mental and spiritual planes. Brings clarity and calm.
The stone of inner power, higher truth, and wisdom. Lapis Lazuli is a rock formed by different minerals: Lazurite is the main mineral and the one that gives it its intense indigo color, but it is also made up of Calcite, Sodalite, Mica, and Pyrite.
The name of lapis lazuli comes from the Latin “lapis”, “stone”, from the Persian “lazhuward”, “blue”, and from the Arabic “lazaward”, “paradise”.
Of a deep blue color, Lapis Lazuli is the stone of communication and rational thoughts. Helps in melancholic states and to release stress. Brings clarity of ideas and creativity. It also helps to externalize feelings and emotions.
It is linked to Intelligence and balance because it helps to channel one’s own energies and direct them towards a goal. Also with protection; protects from dangers and helps to face them, absorbing negative energy. Improves mood and helps express and release feelings and emotions.
The Emerald symbolizes unconditional love, gives tranquility and patience. It is a green variety of beryl. Its name comes from the Persian; its meaning is “greenstone”.
It encourages friendship, rebirth and eliminates the negative by seeing the positive side. Increases memory and enhances creative ability.
Turquoise is the stone of happiness and well-being. It is a blue-green phosphate, formed by hydrated aluminum phosphate and copper. Its color can vary from light blue to green, depending on the amount of iron and copper it contains.
The name turquoise comes from the French word “Pierre turquoise”, referring to its commercial entry into Western Europe through Turkey in the 16th century.
Turquoise is considered a healing and protective stone. It favors rest and vitality and balances body, mind, and spirit.
It is a very positive stone and reinforces security. Precious stone whose name comes from the Latin ruber (red). Its color can vary from dark red to light pink and is due to the presence of chromium. Due to its red color, ruby is commonly associated with passion, love, power, warmth, blood, and fire. Its main characteristic is hardness.
It gives joy and helps in times of change and decision making. It gives us mental clarity and increases our self-esteem.