Stone Meanings - Your Guide

Our Stones

From the very beginning of Francesca, hand beaded bracelets have been a trademark look for our brand. The simple and stylish finish, combined with the beautiful meanings from each stone have allowed us to create so many gorgeous styles and designs that are versatile and relevant. 

Francesca’s Create Charm Bracelets are our classic design, with a single bar to break up the beads and add charms onto. The beads in our charm bracelets are 6mm in size, making them the perfect subtle statement for any look. Our Allure bracelet also features a bar in its design, with a smaller bead size and additional gold filled beads throughout. Alternatively Hue, Opulent, and Lumier are gorgeous beaded options without a bar. These feature stones of various size and shape, and some include multiple stones combined together in the one design. These options mean that selecting the perfect stone size and design is easy and enjoyable.

While we unfortunately cannot make every bracelet design in every single semi precious stone, we have tried our best to create popular combos, and have a wide range of options to select from. The stones and their meanings below may come in various bracelet designs, and can be found by searching on our website.

 

Mangano Calcite The stone of new beginnings, mangano calcite is a compassionate gem that relieves doubts and encourages self-acceptance and love. A gorgeous soft pink, mangano calcite helps you centre yourself and find inner peace! "The path to peace must begin within before it can be shared."

Morganite The stone of compassion, Morganite inspires joy and appreciation for everyday life. A loving stone, morganite encourages kindness and brings peace and contentment to the wearer. "The way you look at the world will determine what you see."

Rose Quartz The stone of love, rose quartz opens the heart, bringing compassion and joy to every day. A gentle pink crystal, rose quartz celebrates love in all its forms, whether for your other half, family member, friend, self or fur-baby. “When you open your heart to the world, the world opens its heart to you.”

Aragonite The stone of insight, aragonite teaches patience, aids concentration and brings flexibility and tolerance to the mind. A truthful stone, aragonite reminds you that you have the strength and capability to overcome any situation! "No matter what life throws at you, remember, you’re the one in control."

Kunzite The stone of affection, Kunzite encourages the connection from the heart to the mind and aids in healing between the two. The beautiful kunzite stone stimulates healthy emotions and balances energy. "Your heart will lead you to what the mind yearns for"

Rhodonite Being the stone of support, Rhodonite invokes healing to the wearer. A rescue stone, rhodonite is said to reduce stress and encourage calmness. "No dream would be a reality without the support of those who you surround yourself with"

Rhodochrosite The stone of gratitude, rhodochrosite represents the appreciation for those around you. A way of giving thanks, rhodochrosite manifests compassion leaving those who wear it feeling grateful. "Gratitude is the central force for a world of appreciation"

Pearl The stone of potential, pearls symbolise wisdom that is gained through experience and will empower you to overcome any challenge. Also known as the teardrops of the moon, the humble beginning of the pearl reminds us that beauty can come from the most unlikely of places. "A challenge is simply an opportunity disguised as a problem."

Mother of Pearl The stone of protection, mother of pearl is formed inside certain shells and preserves what's inside. The wearer is said to be protected from external pressures allowing adaptation to sensitivity. "Protection comes from what surrounds you, so surround yourself with those who have your best interest at heart"

Orange Moonstone The stone of hope, moonstone encourages self-reflection and re-energises the mind, helping you to be the best version of yourself!  Like the moon itself, this beautiful gem reminds us that light will always shine through the dark. "Hope tells us to look beyond what is and to see what could be."

Orange/Yellow/Red Jade The stone of harmony. Jade brings the mind and body in balance. An insightful and wise gem, jade encourages self-love and tranquility, helping you to reach your full potential! "Every person is born with dreams and the potential to fulfill them, but a dream will stay just a dream unless you chase it."

Pink Tiger Eye The stone of intuition, tiger's eye brings perspective, self-understanding and awareness. An insightful stone tiger's eye gives you the courage to acknowledge and chase your inner dreams! "Start living your future self today."

Garnet The stone of creativity, garnet empowers you to embrace your inner creative! A gorgeous gem found in a variety of colours, garnet is said to inspire confidence and motivation, helping you to turn your visions into reality. "The world is built on crazy ideas and those who have the courage to chase them."

Aquamarine The stone of peace, aquamarine is a calming gem that brings peace and courage to the wearer.  Reminiscent of the ocean itself, aquamarine encourages you to trust and let go. “Don't miss the gifts life wants to give you. Let go of the familiar, the planned, the safe, and trust whatever life has in store"

Angelite The stone of connection, angelite emanates a peaceful energy that brings balance and wholeness to the wearer. It has been said that if two people carry angelite, their souls will remain connected, no matter the physical distance between them. "True connection recognises neither time nor distance, it exists wherever you are""

Blue Lace Agate The stone of communication, blue lace agate promotes expressing emotions without fear and encourages opening up to those around you. The beautiful soft blue stone is said to bring peace to a wandering mind as it heals the soul from within. "You are not alone in this world, open up and you will see"

Hemimorphite The stone of empathy, hemimorphite aids in the communication of inner feelings, inspires personal growth and encourages compassion! A beautiful mottled blue, hemimorphite will help you reach your highest potential while maintaining your social conscience. "The vulnerability of showing your heart to the world is your truest strength"

Larimar The stone of happiness brings light and love to those who wear it. Known as the stone that represents the sun dancing on water, Larimar harmonises the body and soul by dispelling negative energy, much like the sea. "Find happiness in everyday to live the fulfilled life you deserve"

Blue Moonstone The stone of hope, moonstone encourages self-reflection and re-energises the mind, helping you to be the best version of yourself!  Like the moon itself, this beautiful gem reminds us that light will always shine through the dark. "Hope tells us to look beyond what is and to see what could be."

Madagascan Apatite The stone of spirituality, madagascan apatite is said to assist the connection to your spiritual life. The beautiful blue gem can cleanse the aura and bring a healing energy to the wearer. "Allow your connection to spirituality start from within"

White Moonstone The stone of hope, moonstone encourages self-reflection and re-energises the mind, helping you to be the best version of yourself!  Like the moon itself, this beautiful gem reminds us that light will always shine through the dark. "Hope tells us to look beyond what is and to see what could be."

Iolite The stone of vision, iolite boosts curiosity and stimulates the imagination, encouraging you to embrace your creative side! Also known as a water saphire, iolite is all about trusting yourself and acting on your intuition. "In the mind of the creative, a limitation is simply a puzzle that has yet to be solved."

Sodalite The stone of truth, sodalite is an intuitive stone that aids idealism and encourages the wearer to gain perspective. This beautiful deep blue gem will help you to perceive truth within life and self, allowing you to live a more authentic lifestyle! "Let truth light the way to your future"

Lapis Lazuli The stone of purpose, lapis lazuli enhances creativity and connects you with your deeper purpose. Said to reflect the night sky, lapis lazuli shines a light on the soul and helps you in your journey towards enlightenment. "The most creative of minds are able to delve into true enlightenment, purely because they believe in a bigger purpose"

Amazonite The stone of courage, amazonite helps you recognise and honour your inner truths, moving beyond the fear of judgement! A bold stone, amazonite encourages you to let go of fear and embrace the adventures of life. "Courage isn't an external, unattainable force, it lies within, ready for you to embrace it."

Burma Jade The stone of heaven, burma jade is said to provide closure between heaven and earth. Long prized for enlightening wisdom, the stone of heaven is a virtue for good health and long life. "Trust the guidance offered from those looking over you"

Malachite The stone of transformation, malachite is all about personal growth!  A beautiful deep green gem, malachite will help you to focus on your passions while shedding the things that are holding you back. "Let your values guide your actions and they will lead you to success."

Howlite The stone of awareness, howlite enlightens and anchors the mind in the present. A calming stone, howlite brings perspective and wisdom, helping you to focus on what truly matters. "Let go of the past and forget the future, they are not your today."

Milky Agate The stone of strength, agate promotes self-confidence and reminds us to own our power! Found in a variety of colours, agate will uplift and inspire you to live your truth. "Never trust your fears, they don't know your strengths"

White Agate The stone of strength, agate promotes self-confidence and reminds us to own our power! Found in a variety of colours, agate will uplift and inspire you to live your truth. "The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you"

Turquoise The stone of adventure, turquoise brings out your daring side and will inspire you to chase your dreams. Long prized for its stunning blue colour, it is said that turquoise gifted by a friend will bring great fortune to the wearer. "If you want to see the view from the top of the mountain, you must first climb it."

Opal The stone of positive energy, opal stimulates thoughtfulness and encourages unrevealed passions to be discovered. A beautiful light-reflecting stone, opal releases fear and anxiety, and allows you to live your life with an optimistic outlook. "Focus on the energy that ignites passion and it will inspires those around you"

Amethyst The stone of tranquility, amethyst soothes the mind and shines a light on the way forward. A calming stone, amethyst brings wisdom and contentment through serenity. "Pure contentment is found only when you embrace imperfection."

Phosphosiderite The stone of healing, phosphosiderite releases negative emotions and stimulates love and compassion. Peaceful in essence, phosphosiderite helps you to connect with your soul's impulses, allowing you to experience more joy in life. “We heal ourselves when we embrace the love that surrounds us."

Blue Tiger Eye The stone of intuition, tiger's eye brings perspective, self-understanding and awareness. An insightful stone tiger's eye gives you the courage to acknowledge and chase your inner dreams! "Start living your future self today."

Grey Moonstone The stone of hope, moonstone encourages self-reflection and re-energises the mind, helping you to be the best version of yourself!  Like the moon itself, this beautiful gem reminds us that light will always shine through the dark. "Hope tells us to look beyond what is and to see what could be."

Rutilated Quartz  The stone of clarity, rutilated quartz brings a calm and clear-headed perspective to the wearer. An insightful stone, rutilated quartz will help you identify and live your values. "Approach the path you seek with your heart, and your vision will be clear"

Crazy Agate The stone of laughter, crazy agate will bring out your inner optimist! Also known as happy lace, crazy agate encourages self-confidence and helps you see the lighter side of life. "Let yourself laugh and others will follow."

Eagle Eye The stone of perspective, eagle eye encourages relaxation and allows you to discover your inner truth! Found in a variety of colours, this gentle crystal grounds the wearer, helping you to find a level of balance and wholeness in your life. "Unwind your mind and give it the space it needs to find balance"

Terahertz The stone of health, terahertz works on the electromagnetic spectrum and is said to prevent illness and increase overall health. Terahertz encourages resilience and brings strength to the wearer. "Your health is your greatest possession, nurture it"

Black Spinel The stone of inspiration, black spinel encourages new ways of thinking and gives you the strength to face life's challenges. A balancing stone, this gorgeous black crystal will bring new hope and is perfect for those looking to accomplish their dreams. "Open your mind and you will open your world."

Black Agate The stone of strength, agate promotes self-confidence and reminds us to own our power! Found in a variety of colours, agate will uplift and inspire you to live your truth. "Strength isn’t staying on your feet, it’s getting back up after you fall."

Hematite The stone of balance, hematite aids the mind in finding stability and endurance. A grounding stone, hematite strengthens willpower and increases focus, allowing you to find a little calm in an otherwise hectic world. "Narrow your focus, block out the distractions and you will find the your calm amidst the chaos"

Blue Aventurine The stone of inner peace, blue aventurine calms the mind and is said to ease anxieties, promote optimism and relieve external pressures."Peace from within begins with a calm mind"

Our Beading

We hand bead every single bracelet in our Francesca studios in Hobart, with a wonderful beading team who know the ins and outs of our stones. Each bracelet is individually created with love and care, with semi precious stones hand threaded onto industry strength elastic.

Having started as just a small market stall, Francesca is committed to keeping our customer service and jewellery creation as personal as possible. We have been making our Bracelets in Hobart since the very beginning, and feel that having bracelets hand beaded is a wonderful touch to the meaning of each stone. Our in-house production team now consists of 12 members from a range of diverse backgrounds.

With over 45 stone types, multiple bracelet designs, and a team of wonderful beaders, our bracelets are definitely made with so much care. Our stones are ethically sourced from all over the world, meaning that their production and distribution is responsible and sustainable. We absolutely love the message that semi precious stones give our brand, and hope that you enjoy browsing our meanings, and bracelet options.

How to wear our Semi-precious stones

Styling our beaded bracelets is where the fun really begins!

Choose a simple bracelet to wear alone for it’s meaning, or for a very casual look. Try wearing a semi precious stone bracelet paired with a Gold Filled or Sterling Silver bracelet to compliment each other and start to stand out from the crowd. Or, combine together bracelets of various stones and designs to create your own unique stack. Our bracelets are designed to wear well together, and the industry strength elastic is durable, and made to last. These bracelets can be styled together for a formal, stand out look, or just for a fun every day statement. The options to add different bracelets help make you the designer, and you can build on your stack over time too.

The added feature to some of our bracelet designs is the bar to add charms and personalise even further. An Alpha charm, or a Star Birthstone would pair perfectly with any stone bracelet. The options to create your own story through our semi precious stones are endless, and hundreds of combination possibilities means a way to design your very own unique bracelets. See our Charm Meanings Blog for information about our different charms, and all the meanings attached.

But if you’re struggling to decide on just one stone and it’s meaning, why not try pairing a couple together, and find your dream stack in store or online today!