Nature’s secret treasures; unconventional gemstones

Spring is often seen as the season of love, light and hopefulness. So the perfect time to invest in a piece that symbolises your own self worth or your love for another.

Often we feel the need to invest in precious gemstones in order to celebrate a symbolic moment, be it an engagement or self purchase to mark something special. However there are so many alternative and unique options out there too. We explore the gemstone rebels carving a niche in the jewellery world, and creating a fashion space for unconventional jewels.


Seaglass- discarded glass sculpted by the oceans and rocks. As if we didn’t need any further proof that Mother Nature is the master architect of all things beautiful.

Sea glass is now a style staple for the modern traveller. Wear it with sunkissed skin, salty hair and feminine dresses. Then imagine yourself on a hazy, Bali beach.

Salt and Pepper Diamonds

Smoky, mysterious, dark and beautiful. Also once considered ‘trash’ or spoiled. Salt and Pepper diamonds are the rebellious little sister, disrupting the gemstone world and putting one finger up to its more refined counterpart.

Its mixture of black and white inclusions creates an unrepeatable smokey appearance. Their colouration can vary from black to silvery white and each one is completely unique.


We do love crystal here at Rockin HQ and what is not to love? Listerine colours, healing powers and a raw organic appeal. Don’t be afraid to wear crystals with a sharper style.

Whilst they are the perfect sidekick to a bohemian look, the juxtaposition of an earthy stone with a crisp white shirt strikes the perfect balance between carefree styling and a more modern look.