Our Jewellery Gemstone Guide

September 25, 2023

A fond memory of mine is my Nana Izzy taking myself and my sisters crystal shopping when we were just little girls. We would set out trying to find the perfect gemstones of which we would later transform into necklaces. I remember deliberating over all the stones, picking them up, putting them down, admiring their unique patterns and markings. I don’t recall what we ended up choosing but I do look upon this memories with such love and believe those early years sparked my life-long fascination with crystals and jewellery. 

At Cloud Nine Jewels we use natural semi-precious gemstones for our jewellery (with the exception of two beautiful man-made stones, Blue Goldstone & Opalite). The colours can vary from piece to piece, which makes each item unique to you. I’ve put together this guide to help you find your perfect stone. With each gemstone comes a story fitting to the powers that the stone is believed to have.

gemstone chart for jewellery meanings and properties


Amazonite is a striking green-blue mineral, often associated with calm waters and soothing energies. This gemstone is said to promote balance, harmony, and courage, making it perfect for those seeking inner peace and self-expression.



Amethyst is a beautiful purple quartz that has been revered for its calming energy and spiritual significance. Amethyst is believed to promote emotional balance, clarity of mind, and protection against negative energies.


Black Agate

Black Agate is a dark, grounding stone that symbolises strength and protection.It is believed to offer protection against negative energies and provide stability during times of stress and change.


Blue Goldstone

Blue Goldstone is a man-made gemstone with an enchanting, sparkling blue appearance. Often called the "Stone of Ambition," Blue Goldstone is believed to boost confidence, motivation, and positive energy it’s also great for protection & courage.



Citrine is a radiant yellow or orange gemstone associated with the sun's warmth and abundance. Known as the "Merchant's Stone," Citrine is believed to attract wealth, success, and positive energy into one's life.


Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is a transparent crystal known as the "Master Healer." It is said to amplify energy, enhance spiritual awareness, and promote clarity of thought.



Aventurine is a translucent green stone often associated with luck and opportunity. This gemstone is believed to bring forth luck, prosperity, and optimism in life.



Iolite, also known as the "Viking's Compass," possesses a captivating violet-blue hue. It is thought to enhance intuition, creativity, and inner strength.



Opal is a mesmerising gemstone with a kaleidoscope of colours within. Opal is often associated with inspiration, intuition, and emotional healing.


Peach Moonstone

Peach Moonstone is a delicate, peach-coloured variety of Moonstone. Peach Moonstone assists us in exploring our creative and loving energies and reignites our passion for things that make us happy in this life. It helps expand our awareness of the world around us.



Moonstone is known for its ethereal play of colours, resembling the moon's glow. It's considered a stone of new beginnings, enhancing intuition and promoting emotional balance.


Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a pale pink gemstone symbolising love and compassion. Known as the "Love Stone," it's believed to open the heart to love and promote self-love and harmony.



Ruby is a radiant red gemstone that represents love, passion, and vitality. It's associated with passion, courage, and protection.



Sodalite is a deep blue stone with white streaks, known for its calming influence. Sodalite is believed to enhance communication, stimulate rational thought, and promote inner peace.

Whether your drawn to the calming embrace of Amazonite, the intuitive qualities of Opalite, the abundance energy of Citrine, or the grounding strength of Blue Goldstone there’s a piece of gemstone jewellery for everyone.

All of Lee’s designed are created right here in NZ with the intention of aiding you in finding an expression of your truest self, through intricate designs and intentional gemstones.

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