Africa’s largest jewellery showroom and gemstone attraction is ideal for precious gifts that will last a lifetime. Choose from hundreds of unique jewellery pieces, rough stones, polished stones, loose gemstones, rocks, crystals, beads, carvings and collectibles at Gecko Jewellers this festive season.

Every piece of jewellery is locally designed and manufactured keeping prices highly competitive. Gecko sources their own stones and only the best quality stones are used. The wide range of items ensures that there is something for everyone and to suit every budget.

Gemstones and crystals are believed to possess meaning, energies and healing properties that have been passed down for thousands of years. Throughout history gemstones have been are worn as talismans and iconic figures have adorned themselves with colourful jewels for protection, good health, wealth, love and long life. The romance with stones is nothing new and we all could use a little magic, fantasy and hope in our lives!

Whether you believe in the mystical attributes of gem stones or not, their beauty and allure is no less mesmerizing! Set in gold or silver or as large stones and crystals for décor, they come in various forms but retain their esoteric meanings. A unique gift idea for the most magical time of the year.

Certain gemstones are associated with the months of the year and considered lucky to people born in those months, these “birthstones” make for a special gift. The mystical powers and healing properties of each stone are taken from various sources from all over the world, both ancient and modern;

January – Garnet; Mystics believe it symbolizes constructiveness, brightens dark souls and brings hope to people. The loving powers of Garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion love compassion and an enhanced imagination.

February – Amethyst; Said to attract justice and protect against burglars and thieves, wards off danger. It is also thought to bestow stability, strength, peace and relieves stress.

March – Aquamarine; Calms the nerves, enhances clarity of mind and aids in creative self-expression. It’s symbolizes peace and encourages a gentle nature.

April – Diamond; In ancient times it was given to ensure love, promote harmony and dispel anger. It keeps negativity at bay, stimulates clear mental sight and inspires innocence faithfulness, abundance and sincerity.

May- Emerald; Known as the stone of love and success, it is said to promote domestic bliss and instills sensitivity and loyalty.

June – Pearl or Moonstone; Pearls signify faith, charity, innocence, health and longevity. Moonstones are called the “travelers stone” and used as protection from danger during travel. It helps with hormonal balance in women. It promotes feminine characteristics and stimulates love and sensitivity.

July – Ruby; Symbolizes love and passion and is associated with vitality and strong feelings. It has been said that if one retains a bit of ruby wealth will never depart and that it will protect against unhappiness.

August – Peridot; Stimulates the mind and opens new doors of opportunity and abundance. It also controls anger or jealousy. It combats sadness and depression.

September – Sapphire; Symbolises faith, loyalty and friendship, brings joy, peace of mind and clear thinking

October – Tourmaline; Stimulates communication and cooperation and encourages self-confidence. It reduces fear and nervousness by promoting understanding.

November – Topaz; Symbolizes the joy of life, and self-realisation. The stone is believed to bring health wealth and protect the holder against danger.

December – Lapis Lazuli or Turquoise. Lapis Lazuli promotes friendship and goodwill and guards against oppression and evil. It is also known as the stone of truth and integrity and enhances wisdom, inner vision and mental clarity. Turquoise enhances creative expression, peace of mind, communication, friendship and loyalty. It also brings prosperity.

Delight your loved ones this festive season by giving them a beautiful gift with a little magic!