At Véronique Roy Jwls, we have a profound appreciation for gemstones, which inspire our original handmade natural stone jewelry designs. Each gemstone is meticulously chosen for its captivating colours, subtle nuances, unique shapes, and intricate details. With their individual histories, distinctive characteristics, and spiritual significance, these gemstones possess an unparalleled allure. Our intention is to share our passion for gemstones with you. In this article, we present a detailed introduction to the gemstones we love working with, allowing you to become better acquainted with them.
Serpentine striking green hue, ranging from light to dark shades, adds a touch of elegance to any piece of jewelry. Whether it's a sterling silver serpentine chain necklace or a serpentine ring, the combination of silver and this exquisite stone creates a unique and eye-catching accessory to effortlessly showcase the beauty and energy of this remarkable gemstone. Discover the allure of green serpentine and adorn yourself with its captivating charm.
Green serpentine stone is known for its mesmerizing colour and metaphysical properties. The origin of green serpentine can be traced back to various regions worldwide, including the United States, Russia, and South Africa.
The green serpentine stone is a precious gemstone is know to possess spiritual properties of healing. It is known to promote emotional healing, balance the body's energies, and facilitate spiritual transformation. It also provides energetic protection and aids in mental clarity. Green serpentine is a versatile stone that can be used to support emotional, spiritual, and energetic well-being.
From chrysoprase silver rings to pendant necklaces and green chrysoprase earrings, this gemstone has become a popular choice for its unique hue and healing qualities. As a birthstone for those born in May, green chrysoprase jewelry holds special meaning, offering not only a fashionable accessory but also a connection to nature and renewal.
The vibrant green chrysoprase stands out with its captivating beauty and remarkable metaphysical properties. This alluring stone is known for its soothing energy, believed to bring calmness and balance to its wearer. Originating from various locations around the globe, including Australia, Brazil, and the United States, chrysoprase is often found in the form of jewelry.
So, adorn yourself with the enchanting beauty of green chrysoprase and experience its transformative powers firsthand.
The vibrant orangy-red Carnelian stone is an ancient gemstone that has adorned jewelry since antiquity. Archaeologists have discovered red and orange Carnelian stones on the queens' headdresses in Mesopotamia. Beyond its inherent beauty, Carnelian is believed to reduce bleeding and alleviate menstrual symptoms. Moreover, it is said to instill confidence and courage in its wearers.
Thus, it was the ideal natural stone for our LIBRE collection which includes many Carnelian jewelry pieces. To create this unique jewellery collection, Veronique wanted a stone with a vibrant colour to welcome summer and to reflect the name of her collection, which means freedom in French. The result is fantastic carnelian rings, necklaces and earrings, sometimes mixed with freshwater pearls, sometimes enhanced by a beautiful shape.
Lapis Lazuli is a gorgeous semi-precious stone with a deep blue hue and gold speckles. Symbolizing serenity, this stone is reputed to provide protection against stress and negative thoughts. It aids in combating anxiety and fears. Lapis Lazuli has been cherished in jewelry since the time of ancient Egypt. Its deep azur blue colour was highly sought after, with the pharaohs adorning their jewelry extensively with Lapis Lazuli.
Gifting a piece of Lapis Lazuli jewelry makes for a perfect gift to honour your loved ones, including your partner, mother, sister, or any strong women in your life. Shop our lapis lazuli jewelry here.
Blue Amazonite made its debut in our first stone-incorporated collection, Luceo, at Véronique Roy Jwls and continues to be cherished today. You can find it featured in our simple and elegant Selene and Rhea pieces.
Named after the Amazon River due to a mistaken belief of its discovery in that region, Amazonite belongs to the feldspar mineral family. However, studies have shown that it does not naturally occur there and was confused with another mineral. Amazonite can be found in Brazil, Peru, China, Colorado and Virginia in the United States, Australia, and Madagascar.
When polished, Amazonite exhibits stunning green or blue hues, making it highly popular in jewelry. This vibrant gemstone also possesses healing properties. Its range of green to turquoise shades, reminiscent of the sea, emanates an aura of relaxation, aiding in the healing of internal wounds.
Veronique Roy Jwls skillfully incorporated green aventurine into simple and elegant necklaces and earrings. The Selene, Venus and Ara aventurine earrings, and into the Rhea aventurine necklace, provides a modern touch to this classic gemstone.
Aventurine, a type of quartz belonging to the oxide group, derives its name from the Italian phrase "a ventura," meaning "by chance." It acquired this name when an Italian from Murano accidentally stumbled upon the stone. Aventurine comes in various colors, such as green, blue, peach, brown, and white. For the Celts, this stone symbolized spiritual knowledge. In lithotherapy, Aventurine is renowned for aiding self-discovery, absorbing negative energy, clarifying thoughts, and stimulating creativity.
Blue Lace Agate
Several pieces from our Luna collection feature Blue Lace Agate, which is one of our favorite types of Agate. We love its gentle colour and delicate lace-like patterns.
The name "Agate" is derived from the Achates River, where it was initially discovered. The Celts and Egyptians valued this stone for its virtues and natural beauty. During that time, it was common to see Agate worn as jewelry due to its wide range of beautiful colours and patterns.
Agates possess protective properties, repelling negative external influences and reducing the effects of stress. They also promote harmonious social interactions by soothing both the body and mind.
Jade, Nephrite Jade and White Jade
At Veronique Roy Jwls, we love incorporating white Jade into our minimalist and sophisticated jewelry, like the Selene, Venus and Ara white jade earrings, or the minimalist white jade necklace, Rhea. Veronique recently added Canadian Nephrite Jade to her gemstone jewelry collection, check out the stunning Eleanor ring with Canadian Nephrite Jade.
Jade derives its name from "la piedra de ijada," which translates to "stone of the flank" and was coined by the Spanish conquistadors. The name refers to the healing powers associated with this stone. Jade is an exceptionally durable and robust stone that has been used since the Stone Age to create tools, weapons, sculptures, bangles, and jewelry. There are two types of Jade: nephrite and jadeite. Jadeite, the more precious variety, is commonly used in jewelry and can be found in various colours, including green, red, pink, black, brown, white, and even violet.
When in contact with the wearer, Jade is believed to facilitate harmonious relationships by nurturing compassion and acceptance.
At Véronique Roy Jwls, we have a fondness for working with onyx to create high constrat jewelry. You'll find it featured in many of our pieces, as we adore its versatility and distinct color.
The Onyx gemstone gets its name from the Greek word "onux," meaning "nail." Legend has it that while Venus was asleep, Eros cut her fingernails with an arrowhead before flying away. Onyx is a type of Agate and belongs to the chalcedony family. It can be translucent or opaque, with the opaque variety appearing either black with white stripes or solid black. Onyx is a durable stone, scoring 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means it can withstand scratches from everyday wear and tear.
Due to its dark color, Onyx is highly appreciated and commonly used in jewelry. It is known for bringing stability and strength to the wearer, providing support during times of mental and physical stress.
We adore rose quartz for its soft and vibrant color. You'll find it featured in many of our rose quartz jewelry, like our natural rose quartz earrings, Selene, and Venus designs, which highlight the beauty of this stone through simplicity, and in our bestseller, the natural rose quartz pendant necklace, Rhea.
The term "Quartz" refers to a group of minerals sharing the same chemical composition and similar physical properties. Its name originates from the Saxon word "Querklufterz," meaning "transverse ore vein." Quartz is a crystalline mineral composed of silica and can be categorized into macrocrystalline and microcrystalline quartz. There are 18 different types of quartz, and it is available in a variety of colors, ranging from translucent to white, brown, black, purple, blue, pink, green, and yellow. This crystal has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years and remains very popular today.
When worn, quartz is believed to promote peace, love, calmness, and tenderness. It enhances the feeling of love and aids in the healing of both physical and emotional wounds.
Strawberry Quartz is a captivating gemstone known for its beautiful dusty pink colour and unique inclusions resembling delicate seeds that add a touch of whimsy to its overall allure.
Originating from various locations worldwide, this unique crystal can be found in Brazil, Russia, and the United States. Its distinctive colour, reminiscent of juicy strawberries, showcases a luscious pink hue, making it an ideal choice for jewelry enthusiasts.
This gemstone exudes elegance and charm when crafted into stunning accessories like pink quartz stud earrings or a sterling silver pink quartz ring.
Elevate your style and embrace the metaphysical energies of love, harmony, and gentle healing with Strawberry Quartz jewelry.
Embrace the beauty and uniqueness of semi-precious stone jewelry
In conclusion, at Véronique Roy Jwls, we invite you to embrace the beauty and uniqueness of semi-precious stone jewelry. Our deep appreciation for gemstones and love for design and contemporary jewelry is reflected in our meticulously handmade designs that showcase the captivating colors, intricate details, and spiritual significance of each stone. Whether it's the mesmerizing green serpentine, the soothing green chrysoprase, the ancient carnelian, the serene lapis lazuli, the healing amazonite, the self-discovery-inducing aventurine, the harmonious blue lace agate, the compassionate jade, the stable black onyx, or the loving rose quartz and strawberry quartz, each stone holds its own allure and transformative powers. Through our jewelry, we aim to share our passion for these remarkable gemstones and invite you to adorn yourself with their captivating charm and energy.