GEMSTONE GUIDE

COLOR, HISTORY, MEANING, BIRTHSTONE

While we don't pretend to give you an exhaustive gemstone guide, we have collected the most important information related to the gemstones we are using in the Spring-Summer 2019 bracelet collection.

What is a gemstone?

A gemstone, also known as a semi-precious stone, is a piece of natural mineral crystal. After being cut and polished, these colorful gemstones become the focal point of MLC1948 elegant fashion bracelets.

MLC1948 – Gemstone Guide for Jewelry – Rose Quartz
Raw Rose Quartz
MLC1948 – Gemstone Guide for Jewelry – Smoky Quartz
Raw Smoky Quartz
MLC1948 – Gemstone Guide for Jewelry – Amethyst Semi Precious Stone
Amethyst

For the current collection, we have selected rose and smoky quartz, amethyst, tiger eye, and onyx and we are combining them with fine leather and stainless steel for a touch of understated sophistication.

Black Onyx

The Gemstone, Origin, History

Onyx is a black, sometimes parallel banded, variety of chalcedony.

This gemstone is found in various regions of the world including South and North America, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and some European countries.

The name comes from the Greek onys, meaning "claw" or "fingernail". It is known to have been used already by the ancient Egyptians to make bowls and pottery. The Romans used it to make jewelry and amulets.

BLACK ONYX Birthstone Meaning

Black onyx is December birthstone. If you're a native of Leo, black onyx is considered to be beneficial for this zodiac sign.

Many cultures attributed the same meaning to the black onyx gemstone: it is said to give strength to the wearer, protection from negative energy, to provide a way of centering oneself in times of stress.

Most recently, in the Renessance Europe, the black onyx was thought to be a source of eloquence for public speakers.

Black Onyx Bracelets from the Wind Rose Collection

Tiger Eye

The Gemstone, Origin, History

Tiger eye is a variety of quartz with a silky appearance and layers of quartz and other minerals

This gemstone is found in various regions of the world including Australia, Burma, India, Namibia, South Africa, the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea and Spain.

In some parts of the world, this gemstone is believed to protect the wearer from the evil eye.

Tiger Eye Birthstone meaning

If you're a Gemini native your birthstone is the Tiger's Eye. The tiger eye is also known as June's birthstone. The tiger eye is considered to be a mysterious and powerful talisman. It represents strength, confidence, intelligence, the will to do things on your own way, fearlessness, and self-assurance.

Tiger Eye Bracelets from the Wind Rose Collection

Amethyst

The Gemstone, Origin, History

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz.

The name of this gemstone comes from the Greek amethystos , which means a-, "not" and methysko, "intoxicate", a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.

Amethyst comes mostly from Brazil, with some smaller quantities from South Korea and Northern America.

Amethyst birthstone meaning

The amethyst is February's birthstone, the lucky stone of Pisces. The amethyst is considered to be meditative and calming, it brings balance and reduces impatience. In the list of powerful healing stones, the amethyst is considered to be a stone that changes lives.

Amethyst bracelets from the Wind Rose Collection

Rose Quartz

The Gemstone, Origin, History

Rose quartz is another variety of quartz with hues going from pale pink to rose red.

This gemstone is mostly found in Spain, Brazil, and the US.

Quartz was used since antiquity for tools and jewelry.

Rose Quartz Birthstone meaning

The rose quartz is May's birthstone and a lucky stone for those born in the sign of Taurus. This gemstone is considered to be the symbol of unconditional love, higher levels of consciousness, and a more profound connection with your partner. It brings the wearer the power of forgiveness and compassion

Rose Quartz Bracelets from the Wind Rose Collection

Smoky Quartz

The Gemstone, Origin, History

Smoky quartz is a brownish gray variety of quartz.

The ancient Druids believed that this gemstone is a "Stone of Power". For them, the smoky quartz was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses.

Smoky Quartz Birthstone

The smoky quartz is November's birthstone and the lucky stone of those born under the sign of Scorpio. The smoky quartz is considered to be an important crystal bringing balance to the wearer, improves focus, and reduces negativity.

Smoky Quartz bracelets from the Wind Rose Collection