SEMI PRECIOUS STONES
A GUIDE TO OUR SEMI PRECIOUS GEMSTONES
Each season we source our semi precious stones from around the world, we create the cut of each stone as part of the design process for each piece of Bcharmd jewellery. Learn more about the semi precious stones we've used throughout our summer 17' collection here.
Agate is formed more often from volcanic and metamorphic rock and we source most of our Agate from India and Brazil.
We select each stone depending on its texture and hue. Agate can be found in various colours with beautiful natural patterns running throughout and this season we have selected Grey Agate in both a translucent and opaque form carved into perfectly sizes stones and shapes to work within our jewellery designs.
It is said that agate stones can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy.
Botswana Agate contains natural hues of gentle pinks, brown and greys, though some layers may contain a muted brown or apricot. A variety of banded Chalcedony and a mineral of the Quartz family. Agate is highly regarded as a stabilizing and has a strengthening influence. It is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
Named for the area in Africa where it is mined, Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it retains sunlight. It was traditionally used in African fertility ceremonies to encourage potency and the conception of strong, healthy offspring.
Our White Quartz stones have been selected for their varied transclucent to opaque nature, each stone holds it's own appearance and no two are the exact same. The markings which can be seen are part of the opaque beauty and are there to show how the nature of this beautiful quartz stone.
This is an extremly strong stone which has come from pure quartz sandstone, with a compression procedure this stone is transformed into quartzite. An exquisite stone which can be carved and dyed to suit the seasons collection. We often work with quartzite as it is easily dyed to suit the colour palette of the season and works in perfect harmony with our glass crystals.
Our quartzite stones are mined in Brazil.