MONOLISA handmade jewelry designs are made with a variety high grade faceted round gemstones. 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 natural gemstones used in MONOLISA pieces include amethysts, peridot, sapphire, spinel, Swiss blue topaz, rainbow topaz , ice blue topaz and quartz stones. Each hand selected brilliant cut polished stone delivers that special uniqueness to every MONOLISA piece.
MONOLISA Jewelry Gemstone Types
The durable gemstone displays a brilliant white color that simulates a diamond. It 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.
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.
CZ- Cut Zirconia
MONOLISA only uses the world's finest cut zirconia natural high-grade gemstones. Each 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. MONOLISA 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."