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At Jurnii, we love the stories, joy and special meanings people draw from receiving and wearing stone and other element jewellery.

The information we provide is for your general interest and enjoyment only and we do not make any claim to the medicinal or healing properties for your use or reliance when wearing jewellery from our collections.

However, please feel free to enjoy our fabulous stone and sterling silver collections with an open heart and open mind and above all, with a real sense of fun . . . . . enjoy!

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agate: appears in jewellery in both its natural and dyed coloured states.  When worn, agate is believed to tone and strengthen the body and mind, and be grounding whilst providing you with energy.

alhambra: is an ancient symbol found in architecture across many European, North African and Middle Eastern countries. Today it is a popular symbol found in jewellery and homewares, and is shaped like a four leaf clover or cross.  Alhambra is thought to bring one love, health, fortune and luck.

amber: is an organic semiprecious gemstone and is the fossilised resin of prehistoric trees.  Amber with its elegant and attractive colors has been used for making jewellery and other ornamental objects since the time of Christ.  Amber is believed to give the body the ability to heal itself and absorbs negative energy.  Amber purifies the body, improves the wearer's disposition and helps calm the nerves. 

amethyst: is a semiprecious gemstone found in many locations around the world including Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, India, Africa and South America.  Amethyst is formed when manganese is present in quartz and is found in geodes or "hollow" rocks.

amethyst colour ranges from deep purple, violet, lavender, and mauve.  naturally coloured stones can loose their colour and fade if exposed to sunlight and extreme temperature overtime.  Heat treating amethyst is common practice and such stones will not fade.

amethyst is February's birthstone and is believed to be a versatile healing stone.  Amethyst is believed to enhance spiritual awareness and to help bring about an inner peace.  Wear amethyst to help settle restlessness and sleepless behaviours.

antica murrina venezia: millefiori incorporates beautiful flower patterns within a mosaic glass design.  Millefiori is also known as "1000 flowers" and at Jurnii, we share with you stunning Antica Murrina Venezia millefiori pendants from Italy . . . . .

aquamarine: is a soft blue coloured semiprecious gemstone.  When worn, aquamarine is believed to allow for self growth and make you feel safe and compassionate when moving through the various stages in your life.


carnelian: is naturally orange in colour and when worn, is believed to enhance connections to your inner self, help with concentration and be a joyous gemstone both warming and opening your heart.

citrine: is a beautiful yellow semiprecious gemstone and when worn, is believed to help in dealing with others while maintaining your own personal power.  Citrine also enhances connections to yourself and achieve matters of daily life.

coral: appears in jewellery in its natural white colour and in dyed colours such as red, orange and green.  When worn, coral is believed to help quiet your emotions and allow flow and change in your life.

charoite: is a semiprecious gemstone and a relatively newly discovered stone.  Found only in Russia back in the 1980s, charoite has an almost pearlescent purple finish with splashes of black, brown, cream and sometimes gold colours.  Charoite is still not widely known, so if you’re looking for something just a little bit different, then this piece will surely please.

charoite is thought to help with overcoming fear especially by working with the soul.  This gorgeous purple colour stone is believed to help stimulate spiritual vision and insight, and assist in change.

evil eye: “evil eye” or “eye” beads and pendants have been used as talismans by many cultures across the world for thousands of years.  And each culture brings its own meaning and tradition to its use.

for me, I first came across the eye’s use and significance growing up in a community largely populated by people of Greek descent - in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. 

the Greeks refer to the evil eye as to matiasma or mati and it is largely believed to ward off jealousy or envy or general dislike.  The “eye” is said to deflect bad thoughts, bad wishes or bad energy back to the source thereby keeping the wearer safe from harm and instilling a sense of good luck and protection.

on travels to Turkey, I learned that the evil eye or nazar boncugu has huge significance there too.  In both Greek and Turkish cultures, the eye is traditionally set on a cobalt blue or sapphire coloured background - a colour symbolising fresh cool water bringing with it prosperity and growth. 

Egyptian, Roman, Celtic and Latin American cultures, and Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu faiths too all hold significance to the “eye” among many other cultures around the world and through history.

the red “eye” is popular in the Jewish faith meaning luck and good fortune.  Often in jewellery, the eye is worn together with a cross for Christians or with the hand symbol known as hamsa or hand of Miriam in Judaism, or hand of Fatima in Islam.  The eye is often depicted within the palm of the hand itself.

today the eye is found in so many different colours as its popularity in fashion jewellery grows.  But no matter what colour you choose to wear, feel free to believe the eye’s protective strengths will resonate with you.

garnet: is dark maroon in colour and when worn, believed to help integrate life experiences and enhance self discovery.  Garnet also allows for helping others while being true to yourself.

gold: (solid gold) jewellery, as defined in this website, will be described by its carat such as 9ct or 14ct (14k).  Gold jewellery is extremely durable with a price tag to match.  As the price of gold goes up, other “gold element” jewellery pieces become more and more appealing price wise and gold filled and gold vermeil jewellery in particular combine well with semi-precious gemstones, pearls and other beautiful beads. 

gold filled: jewellery is not jewellery “filled” with gold, as the name may imply but merely describes a heat and pressure bonding process where a gold alloy (generally 14 carat (14k) gold) is applied over a base metal, most commonly brass.  Gold filled jewellery is suitable for daily use and if cared for, will retain its gold shine and allow the wearer a great many years of use, perhaps even a lifetime of use.  See our care instructions for how to care for your gold filled jewellery.

gold plated: jewellery is created by using an electrochemical process and layering a thin coating of gold over metal and in our website, you will see jewellery that is gold plated over sterling silver.  This makes the price far more affordable than solid gold!  See our care instructions for how to care for your gold plated jewellery.

gold vermeil: jewellery pronounced “ver-may”, describes jewellery made from solid sterling silver and coated with gold.  Vermeil has a true rich gold colour and I just love the opulence of it!  Vermeil jewellery is often coated in 18ct gold.  See our care instructions for how to care for your gold vermeil jewellery.


hamsa / hand: the hamsa is a palm shaped amulet found primarily in Jewish and Muslim cultures across the Middle East and North Africa.  The hamsa is thought to be the hand of God bringing the wearer happiness, peace and prosperity.  Many believe it is used to ward off envy and jealousy.

the Jewish people also refer to the hamsa as the hand of Miriam named after Moses’s and Aaron’s sister.  In Islam the hand is known as the hand of Fatima, commemorating the daughter of Muhammad.

the hamsa is traditionally found in jewellery or as wall decorations and is becoming increasingly popular in jewellery across western culture.

an eye is often depicted within the palm of the hand itself lending more protection and symbolism to the wearer.

having first come across the hamsa when I travelled to Turkey, I was intrigued by the variance found in its design and artistic expression, and of course the stories and special meaning the hamsa holds for people.

so see our collection of sterling silver hamsa jewellery and feel free to believe the hand’s protective strengths will resonate with you too.

hematite / haematite: has a strong grounding, calming and cooling effect.  You can feel this when you hold it in your hand.  Hematite may help with concentration and focus.  Use it to calm and clear the unnecessary clutter from your mind.

a magnetic stone, hematite is a form of iron oxide and is believed to help charge nerve cells in your body thereby helping to heal and reduce pain.  Hematite may also help to boost the immune system, improve sleep, relieve wrist, hand and finger ailments, and provide energy and vitality to the wearer.

howlite: appears in many colours and the blue form is often confused with ral natuturquoise.  When worn, howlite is believed to alleviate stress, teach patience and bring about a sense of calm.  Howlite also helps eliminate critical and selfish behaviour.


infinity symbol ∞: the infinity symbol holds much meaning and intrigue for many peoples across the world.  Its simple flowing lines, has no beginning and no end and is seen as a positive and “feel-good” symbol.

not just a mathematical symbol, physics concept or an abstract ideal expressed by poets, in eastern cultures the infinity symbol may be conveyed to mean reincarnation or an eternal life whether in physical body or not.

given as a gift in love, infinity jewellery shows your eternal love, devotion and unity as one.  Or where given in friendship, infinity jewellery expresses your true affection and care for a special friend.

perhaps wearing infinity jewellery will hold a personal meaning for you - a sense of empowerment and belief in yourself, an endless commitment to your faith or that life itself has no limitations and an infinitum of possibilities!

perfect just for you or give as a gift to the one you love, your best friend, for a birthday or other day you share with someone special.

wear the infinity symbol for a simply beautiful and infinite statement.

the infinity symbol in jewellery may be worn either horizontally or vertically, and is now available as a ring, in two necklace or bracelet styles, or dangly earrings too . . . . .  Jurnii found just for you!


jade: appears in many natural and dyed colours but is generally most easily recognised in its green colour form. When worn, jade is believed to generate unconditional love and lets you be in touch with your desires.  Jade is also thought to help make dreams become reality and connect the physical body with the earth, provide self confidence, self reliance and self sufficiency.

jewellery care for sterling silver, pearl, amber and semiprecious stones: jewellery should not be exposed to water, chlorinated or other, chemicals, perfumes or body creams.

please do not shower, swim or exercise while wearing jewellery especially jewellery that is plated or containing natural or created stones, pearls, amber, coral or other beads or crystal elements.

925 sterling silver is generally suitable for everyday wear.  Wearing it regularly may also help to avoid tarnishing your silver.  Silver tarnishing is a normal occurrence.

hand wash sterling silver regularly using a mild detergent and rinse thoroughly.  Polishing sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth will give silver a radiant finish.

matt finished sterling silver jewellery should be wiped with a regular soft cloth only.

semiprecious stone, pearl, amber and coral may be wiped gently with a soft cloth.

when not being worn, store jewellery in a box or bag to protect it from abrasion.

jurnii name and flower logo design: in 2006 I started writing down some possible business name ideas and Jurnii was the one that resonated with me the most.  Life's a bit of a journey really . . . . . it's as simple as that.

the logo and beautiful flower design was created for me by Janet Rockcliffe of Feloffa Designs in Marrickville, Sydney

this amazing flower is a stylised version based on the Firewheel Tree flower, a native Australian rainforest tree.

whilst the jurnii branded colours are black and white, red is my favourite colour and I loved the bright red circle formations of the Firewheel flower petals and a circle is one continuum, or for me, a continuous journey . . . . . 

lapis lazuli: is Latin for stone and Lazuli is loosely based on the Arabian word lāzaward, meaning “heaven” or “sky” with the sky being blue – lapis lazuli is therefore the “stone of heaven” or “sky stone”.

lapis was favoured by the ancient Egyptian people and its powdered form was used by the Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, as eyeshadow.

for some, Lapis Lazuli resonates with the vibration of truth and enlightenment and for me, the amazing colours nature throws at us is just divine . . . . . enjoy!


millefiori: incorporates beautiful flower patterns within a mosaic glass design.  millefiori is also known as "1000 flowers" and at Jurnii, we share with you stunning Antica Murrina Venezia millefiori pendants from Italy.

moonstones: are generally an opalescent white to blue coloured semiprecious gemstone and sought after for its “adularescence” – the unusual play of light which in ancient times reminded people of the moon.

it is said that Moonstones are the gemstones of lovers bringing about feelings of happiness and joy, and able to help the wearer in reconciliation during times of quarrelling.  In ancient times, Moonstones were used to protect travellers during dark nights and dark times and is said to be most powerful at full moon.

whatever your beliefs and reasons for wearing Moonstones, one thing for sure is that Moonstones are truly an unusual, almost etherial semiprecious gemstone and we are so happy to have found this beautiful jewellery piece for you . . . . . enjoy.


925 sterling silver: jewellery contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, most commonly copper.  Sterling silver is usually authenticated with a 925 stamp.  Pure silver is too soft and not practical for use in everyday jewellery pieces.


tiger's eye: as its name suggests, resembles a tiger’s eye.  When worn, tigers eye is believed to provide courage and confidence, and helps bring strength to those suffering from illness.

tigers eye is a form of quartz and in jewellery, appears in the well known golden brown colour, red brown and blue brown.


tree of lifethe significance of the tree of life symbol may differ slightly in its meanings across the world and in different cultures but this beautiful symbol is universally accepted as the symbol of eternal life.  For many, the tree of life also symbolises protection, strength, beauty, wisdom, bounty and redemption.  I also like to think of it representing new beginnings.


turquoise: is generally recognised in its turquoise blue colour but appears “naturally” in green, purple and orange hues.

turquoise, when worn, is believed to bring about a calm state of mind and connection to your spiritual self.  It also allows you to review the past without judgement or bias, and learn from and honour the decisions made.