We put together a complete guide to all of the gemstones used in our jewelry, organized alphabetically to help you find the perfect jewel. Some of the gemstones will be familiar to you, others are less common and are awaiting your discovery.
At Nina Nguyen, we only use natural gemstones sourced through a network of reputable, ethical suppliers based all over the world. None of our gemstones are glass or lab-created—they are mined from the earth and often cut to our specifications to accommodate the complex requirements of our jewelry designs.
Browse our jewelry and you’ll find that we have a particular fondness for tourmalines, moonstones, geodes, opals, labradorite, and all kinds of quartz.
Since our rainbow of gemstones is well-stocked with tons of beautiful options, you can search for and choose jewelry items based on the colors you like to wear (for example, moonstone is the world’s best neutral, and many of our customers love the juicy vibrant orange shade of carnelian or the gumdrop-purple of amethyst).
Since so many of our customers are interested in the gemological aspects of gemstones and where they come from, we include this info here as a helpful educational tool.
And we also allude to the metaphysical properties of each stone. The alchemy of gemstones, crystals, and minerals has been in practice for thousands of years and working these materials into your daily life can be a powerful vehicle for healing emotional wounds, calming the mind, and finding enlightenment.
There’s no doubt that gemstones come from the earth with a unique set of energies and our guide outlines how you might choose your gemstones accordingly.
Don’t know where to start, especially if you’re shopping for a gift? One word: Birthstones. They’re all noted here, from garnets (January) to turquoise (December).