MONOLISA handmade jewelry designs are made with a variety high grade faceted round gemstones from around the world. Gemstones are an ancient art of cutting flat surfaces around the top of a stone at various angles, resulting in beautiful light refraction creating a natural sparkle. The shimmering gemstones used in the MONOLISA jewelry collection include: aquamarine, amethysts, garnets, iolite, peridot, white sapphire, blue sapphire, pink sapphire, yellow sapphire, emerald, quartz, ruby, spinel, tanzanite, tourmaline and topaz variations such as rainbow, pink, ice blue, light blue and Swiss blue. Each hand selected brilliant cut polished stone delivers that special uniqueness to every MONOLISA piece. SHOP Birthstone Jewelry MONOLISA uses quality gemstones that are graded AA and AAA quality stones - considered near perfect.
MONOLISA Jewelry Gemstone Types
White and Blue Sapphire
The white sapphire gemstone displays a brilliant white color that simulates a diamond. The blue sapphire features a beautiful vibrant color blue. Sapphire is one of the birthstones for September and in ancient times, some believed that the sky itself was an enormous sapphire into which the Earth was embedded; sapphires are credited in folklore as being sacred, of conveying wisdom, prophecy and divine favor. Both white and blue sapphires are precious gemstones - distinguished by their quality, rarity and incredible colors. More about sapphires read: 15 Facts about Sapphires
A pink sapphire gemstone displays a beautiful color pink. Sapphires are resistant to scratching due to their hardness.
The yellow sapphire displays elegant yellow hues.
A ruby is known for its durability, making the gem one of the world's most desirable stones and known as the "ruler of jewels". It is believed that rubies were favored by warriors and are correlated with strength. The gem is also credited with increasing ones strength and stamina of those who wear them. Rubies are connected to calming anger and navigating passionate social situations. A ruby is both the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of July.
An aquamarine is the modern birthstone for the month of March. It is associated with serenity. It is often called the breath stone because it is associated with alleviating sinus, respiratory and lung problems.
Light Blue Topaz
This gemstone features a light blue color topaz. Topaz is one of the birthstones for November.
This unique pink gemstone topaz features a dark color pink. Topaz is one of the birthstones for November.
The violet-blue iolite gemstone means the spirit of journey, dreams and intuition. The iolite displays different colors when viewed at different angles.
The amethyst stone displays a beautiful deep saturation of dark purple color with a superior cut and grade. It is the birthstone for February. It is named for the Greek word for “sober,” and believed to remedy drunkenness. This crystal is credited with relieving stress and promoting peace of mind.
The silvery gray faceted spinel stone offers an unexpected refractive brilliance. According to a legend, it clarifies thoughts, stimulates creativity and emits a protective energy that connects its wearer to the center of the earth. Spinel gets its name from the spiky crystal structure from the Latin "spina" - means thorn.
Peridot is a green color and one of the few gemstones that occurs in one color. Peridot has been designed in jewelry since ancient times. Peridot is one of the birthstones for August color.
Topaz - Hues of Green and Purple
This unique gemstone topaz features hues of green and purple. Topaz is one of the birthstones for November.
CZ- Cut Zirconia
MONOLISA uses the world's finest cut zirconia natural high-grade gemstones. The sparkling gemstone refracts a splendor of light and brilliance similar to a diamond, making them simply beautiful. The gemstones are ideal because of their extreme durability and scratch resistant properties. The stones do not fade and stay shimmering for years to come. CZ's are manmade.
Ethical Sourcing Gemstones
Ethical sourcing practices is a top priority when looking for that special stone to design jewelry. MONOLISA's goal is to sources gemstones with dealers that follow best practices for humane and environmental responsible production. The dealers MONOLISA works with are members of the Responsible Jewellry Council which helps to transform supply chains to be more responsible and sustainable – catalyzing partnerships, underpinning trust in the global jewelry and watch industry and securing a future that can be treasured for generations to come."