Wednesday, September 21, 2016

◆ An Evening With TopNotchFaceting's Jean-Noel Soni ◆

Friday, May 20, 2016

Peruvian Opal & Gold ๐Ÿ’•

I'm completely in love with the soft and natural aesthetic of  Pink Peruvian Opals. 

The set below was a custom design for a very special client  who wanted something simple and beautiful .. 

Peruvian Opal Set in 21 karat Gold

Setting the Opals in 21 karat gold brought out their beauty even morel! ๐Ÿ’•

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Monday, April 11, 2016

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Don't miss out on any of our updates. Follow us on Instagram - @mina_stones

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Amethyst Clustered Neckpiece


I'm absolutely in love with the rich purple color of  the Amethyst gemstone.  

I am more in love with the combination of Amethyst faceted stones and gemstone beads in this Neck-piece. 

The pendant is created with Amethyst and Quartz set in Sterling Silver. The elegance and beauty of this piece makes me really excited. I also designed this piece with rose quartz and Sterling Silver.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mina's Rose Clustered Neckpiece

I am so honored that I and my Rose clustered Neck-piece were featured on the Liloveve website/blog.

I had an amazing time with everyone and learned a lot! :). You can check out the feature HERE 

I loved working on this piece and absolutely love how it turned out!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

♢ ◆ ♢ Tucson Gem Show February 2016 ♢ ◆ ♢

Was live at the Tucson show and it was such an amazing experience. Met many interesting gemstone lovers and made new friends. 

Tucson, AZ 

Can't wait to be back here!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy New Year!!! ✺✺✺

2015 Was an amazing year! 

 Thank you to everyone who made it awesome. Greater days are ahead! :)

Happy New Year Everyone!!! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Highlights From Nigeria Gemstone & Jewelry Exhibition 2015

The NGJE 2015 has come and gone.. It was a huge success and thankfully!

We had guests from all over, met so many great people in the solid minerals and gemstone industry.and we sold a number of pieces! :)

There were several presentations on mining, Nigerian gemstones and Jewelry manufacturing. The discussions centered on how to move from where we currently are as an industry to the next level. Hopefully we all work together to make that happen! There were a number of interesting ideas and projects we decided to work on...

I'm still really excited for what is to come to the Nigerian Gemstone and Jewelry Industry. It is NOW the real work begins!

Day 1

Day 2

That's all folks!


Bella Naija
Daily Trust
News Agency Nigeria

Monday, September 28, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

MINA STONES showcasing at NGJE2015!

MINA STONES will be showcasing at the upcoming Nigerian Gemstone & Jewelry Exhibition in October (15&16).

*Stop by our stand and get free consultancy and shop discounted handmade precious jewels (Rings, Neckpieces, Bracelets, Earrings & Cufflinks)*

You don't want to miss it.. :)

Venue - Transcorp Hilton, Aguiyi Ironsi, Maitama Abuja
Time - 10am

Friday, July 17, 2015

Save the Date!

The Nigerian Gemstone & Jewelry Exhibition (NGJE) 2015  

A platform for showcasing Nigerian Gemstones, Jewelry and Professionals in the field. 



SAVE THE DATE - #NGJE2015 #FineJewels #PreciousJewels #Gemstones #Professionals #Hilton #Nigeria

Friday, July 3, 2015

✡ Arewa "The Northern Knot" Earrings ✡

I remember seeing the Arewa symbol a number of times growing up in the North (Abuja, Kaduna and Niger) and always wondered what it meant.

Recently, the drawing came to mind and from there the MINA STONES Arewa ("The Northern Knot") Sterling Silver Quartz Earpiece was birthed.

Arewa Symbol

The Earpiece was inspired by the Arewa symbol which is also widely known as "The Northern Knot".

Arewa "The Northern Knot" Sterling Silver Quartz Earrings
Arewa "The Northern Knot" Sterling Silver (925) Quartz Earrings

Friday, June 19, 2015

◆ All things Amethyst ◆

Been working a lot lately with Amethyst and Quartz and Silver (925/Sterling Silver).

Amethyst is a gorgeous Purple variety of the Quartz Gemstone.

I am so in love with the vivid color Amethyst used in these pieces..

Hello there! ใƒ…

Hi Everyone!

It has been three long years...!.

First of all we'd like to apologize for our 'longggg' break.

A lot of great things have happened these past years. You can check some of our updates on our Instagram Page (

Thanks to all who have supported and still are. You are priceless!

Kisses ♥ ♥ 

Monday, July 16, 2012

On The Runway ✺

Hey Loves! The Fashion show was lovely. The ♬ was great and we had loads of fans! Thanks to all who supported us in any way. Really appreciate...!
Model showcasing MINA STONES neckpiece and bracelet on the runway.
Setting up... ใƒ…

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What's Your Favorite Stone? ♢ ◆ ♢

Hey guys!

I want to know...

So I would love to know what your favorite piece (item, jewelry) on this blog. Tell me what item you love the most in the comment box. Please try as much as possible to describe with full details if they don't have a name...Thanks all!

Kisses ♥


Thursday, March 1, 2012

We are at the Fair! ใƒ…

MINA STONES will be exhibiting at the UN CSW Artisan Fair New York. Come by if you are in the area. Some pieces from the blog will be on display and a few other accessories.

This will be available!

Be there!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Firstly I would like to apologize to all my readers and followers. Had to take a break to focus on my studies (masters). However, I have some good news!! We'll be starting our e-commerce website soon (, where you'll all be able to purchase pieces you like online. I'll keep you updated here.

I've also been working on a collection including sandals, slippers, and other accessories. I will give you all a full view soon. For now, you can feed your eyes with these beauties!!

❤ always. Amy ☺

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You are...

You are strangely beautiful,

Like a pearl necklace

Waiting to be worn and appreciated

You are that pure morning dew

That sits calmly on a dainty violet

The crystalline droplet

That add richness to earth’s dryness

You are every man’s wish

The reason they all stop

To catch a second glimpse

You are a Tulip

As far as the eyes can see

The exquisite July-flower,

That put smiles on lover's face

You are unusual,

Like a shooting star

That drops elegantly into my view

At night time

Myriads of stars in the night skies

But you are what I call E PLURIBUS UNUM

Written by: Abiodun Oketunji.