Meet the Jewellery Maker: Why designing with semi precious stones?

Firstly, what you can expect from our blog posts from now on. I will explain the origin of gemstone names, a gemstone list of healing properties and how they have been traditionally used by jewellery makers for centuries in traditional pieces such as birthstone bracelets, earrings and necklaces, or simply for standout accessories in many cultures around the world.

For now, I will start by introducing my brand, and relay my passion for semi precious stones, and why I started Mosaico Jewellery.

I love natural stones, their colours, markings and shapes. Each stone is very unique, and their natural imperfections often make them more interesting to me than the ones other people may consider ‘perfect’. I enjoy creating statement jewellery designs very much. I also love the energy and healing properties, and the history behind each stone.

Pearl earrings

Summer Rose Earrings: Mother of Pearl cluster earrings showcasing a carved in the shape of a heart Mother of Pearl stone.

When producing our handmade jewellery designs, I aim to make the gemstones the focus, choosing the settings to best compliment the natural markings and colours of the stones themselves. 

Amongst the gemstones used in our designs you will find the stunning Brazilian Agates, Lapis lazuli, Amethyst, Tiger’s Eye, Pearls, Citrines and Amazonite, to name a few. I love discovering new ways to feature all the gemstones I find.

My passion for all types of gemstones is infectious and began at a very young age. I was born in Brazil on a beautiful island called Florianopolis. Growing up on an island was great, as you feel so close to nature and the beach. Jewellery has really been my love since I was a child. I used to hang clothes labels on my ears, to pretend they were big long earrings. When I was a teenager I was given my first pair of dangly earrings, it was amazing!

In Brazil, people use jewellery and accessories to really demonstrate their sense of style and personality. For this purpose, Gold and Silver alone cannot give the variety that colourful gemstone jewellery can, in my opinion. There is a great variety of colours and types available, so you are bound to find jewels that reflect your individuality and taste. It is about celebrating ‘you’ and expressing yourself through colourful statement jewellery.

Mookaite necklace layered with Spinel necklace and Mookaite bracelet

 Featuring: Lotus necklace, Carrie Bracelet - Mookaite and Spinel gemstones
Mosaico also offers a bespoke service, which means people can share our passion for semi-precious stone jewellery but make a piece that is truly one of a kind, and specially made to that person’s taste. For example, you saw Amethyst earrings in our website, but you would like that it was in Coral stone instead. We can make that happen for you!

Customised jewellery can be worn again and again and the feeling will be always special. That is the feeling that we want all our customers to have when wearing our handcrafted jewellery designs.

You can expect more beautiful necklaces, unique handmade bracelets, and statement earrings - being that chandelier earrings, long drop earrings or studs to be added to our collection throughout the year.

I will continue to focus in making unique semi-precious gemstone jewellery, handcrafted with high-quality gemstones and metals. All sourced from ethically conscious wholesalers, who hold relevant accreditations.

Thank you for reading and i hope you love our collections as much as I do.

Paula - Founder of Mosaico Jewellery.


What are your favourite types of gemstones? Is there anything you’d like to see in our next collection? Do you have a love for a particular type of unusual jewellery? Feel free to drop us a line at