A Guide to Our Gemstones | Part 1

August 11, 2022
A Guide to Our Gemstones | Part 1 Treasures of Brazil
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You may have noticed that much of our jewellery and accessories use natural stones, or gemstones. 

Over the next couple of weeks, I want to share with you a little more about the natural stones used in our jewellery here at Treasures of Brazil.


Agate is one of our favourite materials here at Treasures of Brazil because each piece is so unique. You’ll find it in our bracelets and in our huge selection of phone pop sockets

Agate is simply a banded form of quartz with beautiful, distinctive patterns. It’s one of the oldest gemstones to be used in jewellery, dating back around 2,000 years! Each piece is totally unique which is why it makes such stunning pieces of jewellery and accessories.

Find out more about agate stone jewellery here.



Amazonite is a semi-opaque stone which can be found in a variety of colours. It is a fairly soft stone compared to other common jewellery stones, such as quartz so it is a little more susceptible to scratching from everyday wear and tear. However, amazonite is excellent for use in earrings and necklaces which are better protected. 

Blue Sodalita / Lapis Lazuli

Blue sodalita comes from the sodalite mineral group, which includes lazurite. These minerals are found in lapis lazuli which is widely used in jewellery and accessories because of its vibrant blue and purple hues.



Druzy stones are a type of gemstone with a sparkling appearance that looks a bit like sugar. 

This sparkle is caused by millions of years of sediments and silica moving over the surface of a stone, known as the foundation stone, creating a crystallisation around the edge.

Druzy comes in a variety of colours depending on the colour of its foundation stone, including  yellow, blue, black, orange, red and our absolute favourite, white druzy.

For more information, check out our Guide to Druzy Stone Jewellery here.



We are big fans of emerald jewellery here at Treasures of Brazil. Each piece is so unique and the rich, vibrant colour looks AMAZING in jewellery and of course, all very best emeralds come from Brazil.

Emerald is one of the four ‘precious’ gemstones - the others are diamonds, rubies and sapphires, and dates back to around 1500BC where it was first mined in Egypt.

Emeralds are only ever green, although they can range from deep greens, to paler more yellowish greens. However, it's the deep, rich greens which are the most desirable of all emeralds.

Emerald is fairly fragile so I’d recommend saving your emerald jewellery for those special occasions but if you want to get more wear out of it, go for earrings and necklaces which are less prone to everyday wear and tear.

To find out more check out our Guide to Emerald Jewellery here.



Jasper comes in so many varieties which makes it a really popular stone for jewellery makers. 

It is an opaque type of chalcedony and is usually found in earthy hues like brown, yellow, or red, but it can also be found in white, purple, orange, green, grey and even black! Whatever the the main colour, jasper is almost always multicoloured with a unique, eye-catching pattern and makes stunning jewellery.


Next week, I’ll share the rest of the beautiful natural stones used in our Brazilian bio jewellery.

In the meantime, don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for all the latest new and behind the scenes action!

Until next time,

Daiane x

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