Fun Facts: The Beauty and Symbolism Behind Gemstone Necklaces

Fun Facts: The Beauty and Symbolism Behind Gemstone Necklaces

Gemstone necklaces are unique pieces of art that showcase the natural beauty and individuality of these special stones. No two gemstones are exactly alike, so each necklace is truly one-of-a-kind.

While they’re gorgeous on their own, these necklaces also look stunning when you layer them with gold necklaces. This adds depth and dimension to your outfit, and the varying lengths and styles of the necklaces can draw attention to different areas and create a more dynamic and interesting look.

In addition, gold’s neutral yet luxurious color is the perfect backdrop to highlight the beauty of gemstones. 

Let’s look at some gemstones you’ll encounter, why they’re special, and what they mean. 


The term “chalcedony” refers to varieties of fine-grained quartz that build up thin layers of fibrous quartz crystals. Its microcrystalline structure gives it a smooth and polished appearance. Beautiful! 

Some varieties of chalcedony, such as agate, exhibit unique patterns and banding, making each piece of jewelry distinctive.

Here are some fun facts:

  • Chalcedony is believed to have calming and balancing properties, promoting emotional stability and harmony. For these reasons, it’s often used in crystal healing practices.
  • It also has historical significance. It has been used in jewelry and decorative items for centuries.
  • In metaphysical circles, chalcedony is associated with communication and expression, making it a thoughtful gift for someone who values these qualities.



Opals are famous for their mesmerizing color, which is known as opalescence. We’ve all seen the stunning array of colors that shift and change as the stone is moved. So special. 

Opals come in various colors, including white, black, blue, green, and fire opals with vibrant red and orange hues. And as some of you may know, they are the October birthstone! 

Here are some other fun facts: 

  • Opals are often associated with creativity and inspiration. Some say they enhance imagination and artistic expression.
  • They are also thought to promote emotional healing, stability, and positivity, helping to release past traumas and negative emotions.
  • Historically, opals were considered protective stones. People believed they guarded against harm and brought good luck to their wearers.
  • In ancient Rome, opals symbolized love and hope. In medieval times, they were believed to possess the powers of ALL gemstones due to their colors. Pretty cool! 
pink opal bead necklace



Moonstone is known for a visual phenomenon called adularescence. It looks like a soft, billowy light that appears to be floating just beneath the surface of the stone. This shimmering effect gives moonstone an ethereal appearance. So eye-catching! 

These gemstones come in various colors, including white, gray, peach, blue, and rainbow. The most prized moonstones have a blue sheen on a colorless body. 

Here are some fun facts: 

  • Moonstone is often associated with feminine energy and is linked to goddesses in various mythologies. It is considered a stone of inner growth and strength, often referred to as the "Goddess Stone."
  • Moonstone is also a symbol of new beginnings and is believed to encourage inner clarity and intuition, making it a powerful stone for personal growth and self-discovery.
  • In addition, this gemstone is thought to calm emotions and promote emotional stability, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.
  • In crystal healing, moonstone is believed to enhance intuition and psychic abilities.
  • When it comes to astrology, moonstone is (no surprise!) associated with the moon. It is often linked to astrological signs such as Cancer and Scorpio. And it is believed to harness lunar energy, making it a meaningful stone for those who feel a connection to the moon.
real moonstone necklace stack


When you think “aquamarine,” you probably picture that gorgeous blue to blue-green color that reminds us of the sea. There’s nothing else like it. The name "aquamarine" itself comes from the Latin words for "water" and "sea," highlighting its ocean colors.

Aquamarine is often found in large, clear crystals with excellent transparency that reflects light beautifully. It’s very durable, making it perfect for everyday wear.

Here are some fun facts: 

  • Aquamarine is often associated with the calming and soothing qualities of water. It is believed to bring peace, tranquility, and a sense of calm to its wearer.
  • Historically, aquamarine was considered a stone of courage and was believed to protect sailors and travelers. It is also thought to enhance clear communication and self-expression.
  • Aquamarine is believed to help with emotional healing, reducing stress, and balancing emotions. 
  • In crystal healing, aquamarine is attributed with soothing energy that helps alleviate fears and calm the mind.
  • Aquamarine is associated with the zodiac signs of Pisces and Scorpio. It is believed to bring harmony and balance to these signs, enhancing their natural qualities.
aquamarine beaded necklaces


Finally, we have prehnite. This gemstone typically has a soft, translucent green to yellow-green color, often with a milky or pearly luster. This pastel hue is quite serene. You’ll find that this is a gemstone that’s soothing and visually appealing.

Prehnite often forms in “botryoidal clusters,” which means it has a grape-like appearance. This formation adds to its charm and makes it stand out.

Some fun facts:

  • Prehnite is often associated with healing and renewal. It is believed to facilitate personal growth and transformation, making it a powerful stone for emotional healing.
  • Known as a stone of unconditional love, prehnite is thought to enhance the connection between the wearer and nature, fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world.
  • Prehnite is said to promote peace and calm, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. It is often used in meditation to enhance inner stillness and tranquility.
  • Prehnite is believed to enhance intuition and psychic abilities. It is often used by those seeking to improve their spiritual connection and understanding.


prehnite green necklace


Gemstone necklaces elevate any outfit, adding a touch of sophistication, creativity and color. They’re also a thoughtful gift for any occasion. Whether for a birthday, anniversary, or just to show appreciation, these necklaces are a wonderful way to express your love and care.

Best of all, gemstone necklaces never go out of style. They are unique pieces of art that can be cherished for generations, making them not only a beautiful accessory but also a valuable heirloom. 

If you’re interested in a gemstone necklace or any fine jewelry, I invite you to browse our online store or stop by the Walnut Creek studio

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