More and more men are wearing jewellery – at work, at night, for fun and business.

For many years and across different cultures, what can and cannot be worn by men has varied and still varies greatly. For example, if you think of the Maharajas in India or the French kings of the 18th century with their showy gems, it looks like way over the top today. However, these days wearing jewellery as men is something very normal. The most obvious jewellery item a man can wear is a ring; a wedding ring, a pinky ring or a signet ring. However, other jewellery includes chains, pins, necklaces, bracelets, belt buckles, cufflinks, clips, watches and earrings.

What exactly are the do’s and don’ts to follow when wearing jewellery (and this is probably true for men and women alike):

Don’t show off
Don’t wear too much at once
Don’t wear oversized jewellery
Do choose the right proportions for your jewelry
Do select jewellery that has a personal meaning
Do match your metals
Do choose jewellery based on the occasion

We all have different styles and someone can pull-off wearing earrings, a number of bracelets, and rings and it just works with their overall style. But if you look at it from a lens of the classic permanent style, all the jewellery items and rules we’ve laid out here will serve you well.

Look into our amazing new collection of rings designed specifically for men – they are so cool, women are going for them too! Have fun mixing and matching and discovering the entire new Rockchic ring collection at our Hout Bay store.

If you’ve ever taken a yoga or meditation class or had an energy healing session like reiki, you’ve no doubt heard about Chakras and the role they play in the flow of energy in your body. You may have also learned that it’s important to keep your chakras open, or unblocked. But what exactly are chakras and how do they affect your physical and emotional well-being?


What are chakras?
In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” means “disk” or “wheel” and refers to the energy centers in your body. These wheels or disks of spinning energy each correspond to certain nerve bundles and major organs. To function at their best, your chakras need to stay open, or balanced. If they get blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra. There are seven main chakras that run along your spine:The Root chakra or Muladhara provides you with a base or foundation for life. Your root chakra is responsible for your sense of security and stability.

The Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana is responsible for your sexual and creative energy. It’s also linked to how you relate to your emotions as well as the emotions of others.

The Solar plexus chakra or Manipura is responsible for confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping you feel in control of your life.

The Heart chakra or Anahata is located in the center of your chest. It comes as no surprise that the heart chakra is all about our ability to love and show compassion.

The Throat chakra or Vishuddha has to do with our ability to communicate verbally.

The Third Eye chakra or Ajna is your gut instinct, your intuition. It’s also linked to imagination.

The Crown chakra, or Sahasrara represents your spiritual connection to yourself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your life’s purpose.

Our Rockchic chakra crystal packs are designed to re-balance and energise the seven energy centres of the body. Below we are giving a few ideas of how to use them and integrate them into your daily life.

But if you’re not sure where to start or just want to know more about your chakras and how they may affect you, consider working with a professional energy healer, such as a reiki practitioner, or a certified yoga instructor. Specific breathing exercises and meditation practices may also help to unblock a chakra.

Speak to us, we know of several professionals and we have the tools to support your practices and a balanced energy flow in your body.


Rings appear in almost every culture of the world and have been in existence for over six thousand years serving a multitude of purposes and satisfying decorative, practical and symbolic needs. They have been used to seal correspondences, authenticate documents and, of course, to pledge one heart to another.
Rings have often been used as symbolic expressions of faith. They have served to memorialize friendships, honor those who have left us and as talismans to provide protection against the forces of evil. Rings have also been used as tangible evidence of power and wealth. Miraculously, rings of all periods have survived providing valuable historical insight into various cultures and as a timeline of major design themes and materials.
Find out more about the history of rings and view some of our favourites from the Rockchic ring collection. You’ll find them all online. They make fabulous presents and are easy to ship to any place in South Africa.

Magical Moonstone:

Meaning, Healing Properties & Uses

Chermaine Chee 

Prized among jewelers and collectors alike, moonstone holds great meaning to those who tap into the healing power of crystals. Like most precious stones, moonstone comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and grades of clarity. They’re mined all over the world, but the most highly sought-after specimens generally originate from Southern Asia. Sri Lanka is renowned for being the world’s only source blue moonstones, the rarest and most valuable variety.

Moonstone crystal is one of the three birthstones for the month of June, alongside pearl and alexandrite. This makes it the ideal birthday gift for any loved ones who were born in the sixth month of the year.

Its soft colouration and feminine qualities make it hard not to fall in love with moonstone. If any of your friends or loved ones pride themselves on their extensive crystal collections, it is very likely that they have at least one moonstone on display.

Sometimes referred to as hecatolite, moonstone is an opalescent mineral that belongs to the feldspar group. As the name suggests, moonstone possesses a unique sheen or shimmer that has captured the interest of humanity for thousands of years.

Denizens of the ancient Roman and Greek empires prized moonstone specimens as they associated them with divine lunar energy. Pieces of moonstone jewelry from various points throughout history have been uncovered all over the world, and it is still used widely in the crafting of fine decorative items both for the home and the body.

What Is The Meaning Of Moonstone?

The symbolism behind moonstone crystal may vary from place to place, however, it is largely believed to represent divine feminine energy. It is often associated with the great power of the lunar cycle, deriving its potent energetic power from the waxing and waning of our moon. Several cultures, communities, and civilizations ascribe great healing power to moonstone, particularly in tandem with the worship of feminine deities.

Due to its symbolic connection to the moon, moonstone is also thought to represent new beginnings. Just like the moon gradually grows and fades only to be endlessly reforged in the night sky, so does moonstone connect us to the process of starting anew.

Benefits And Healing Properties Of Moonstone

The aspects of ourselves that we associate with femininity are all believed to get activated and reinforced through the healing properties of moonstone crystal. These include intuition, passion, abundance, nurturing energy, and more.

If you are feeling disconnected from your feminine side, moonstone is said to be able to bring your masculine and feminine energies back into balance. This is incredibly essential in today’s high-stress, career-centric society. If you are struggling to find time to practice some much-needed self-care, then perhaps moonstone can help you find the care and patience you need to bring some nourishment back into your life.

How to use a Moonstone

Moonstone is an undeniably beautiful addition to any space, lending an atmosphere of serenity to its immediate surroundings. It’s a stunning decorative piece for any room in the house or as part of a crystal garden in your back yard.

As mentioned above, moonstone is widely used by jewelers to create marvellous accessories. Wearing a moonstone in a ring, bracelet, necklace, or earring is a great way to keep it close at hand should you wish to reap the healing benefits of the stone and look great while doing it.

Keeping moonstone in the common areas of your home is said to bring healing energy to those who spend time in its company. Often associated with the crown chakra, moonstone is sometimes used during crystal healing therapy or meditation to release negative thoughts, relieve pain, assist with pregnancy-related ailments, and abate stress.

Why Is Moonstone So Expensive?

Certain qualities set some moonstone crystals apart from others. Milky-white, opaque moonstone is fairly easy to find and thus comparatively less expensive than other specimens. The most valuable moonstones are usually transparent and have a unique blueish hue to them. These are incredibly rare, as there are no more left in any mine that historically produced them.

Due to its unique beauty and limited supply, moonstones of this kind and jewelry made from them can fetch exorbitant prices. Some pieces have been known to go for upward of 700 USD, although such expensive ones are few and far between.

Is Moonstone A Real Gem?
Absolutely, moonstone is indeed a real gem. It is part of a family of gemstones that are revered for the unique sheen they give off – other gems in this family include orthoclase, sunstone, amazonite, and labradorite. The shimmering quality unique to this family of gemstones is referred to among experts as adularescence.

How Can You Tell Good Quality Moonstone?

When purchasing gems, it is always important to make sure you’re getting the right value for your money. Fortunately, the qualities that constitute a high-quality moonstone are fairly easy to spot.

Any cracks or other imperfections in a moonstone should be obvious to the naked eye, as quality moonstones are generally transparent. The clearer the gem is, the stronger the adularescence will be. While opaque moonstone is still popular, it is far more common and costs about a tenth of the price of clear moonstone.

Can Moonstone Be Worn Every Day?

There is no reason why you shouldn’t wear moonstone on daily basis, especially if it’s part of a beloved or sentimental piece of jewelry. However, it is widely believed that moonstone should be left to charge in the light of the moon to cleanse it of any residual negative energy and replenish its healing capabilities.

If you’ve been wearing your moonstone for a while and it doesn’t feel as potent or effective as usual, take it off for a while and be sure to charge it.

How To Clean And Recharge Moonstone?

Never use chemical cleaning products on your moonstone. Clean water is all you need to get rid of any grit or smudges on the surface of the stone (you can add a drop of gentle soap into the mix if there are particularly stubborn marks that need some extra attention). Soaking your moonstone in a natural body of fresh water is believed to draw out the accumulated negative energy, leaving it pure and ready to heal once more. Bonus points if you can find a river or a waterfall, as flowing water performs this task even more effectively.

In addition to this, leaving your moonstone outside on moonlit nights is often recommended by crystal healing practitioners. According to them, direct moonlight is the best thing to fill your moonstone crystal to the brim with divine healing energy. Which is exactly what you want!

We are thrilled to award two winners in our gemstone photo-story competition and would like to share their lovely entries. Congratulations to David and Chris on each winning a Rockchic R500 gift voucher. Here are their stories:


Attached please find my family of spheres that have all come to me lovingly over many months from your shop. Each one has a special story and a special place in my heart. Although I collect a wide range of crystals, spheres speak a message that I find very spiritually relevant. The roundness of the crystal ball symbolically represents a sense of oneness, wholeness, completion, karma, and respect for cyclical energies. The smooth surface of the sphere facilitates clear communication and helps to keep the energy flow moving. They are integral in my spiritual practice.

The Sodalite sphere, which to me assists in creativity, was a Christmas gift in 2021 from my partner.

The Pyrite, I draw on for abundance AND protection. Pyrite is one of my favorite crystals as it has such a bold appearance and this crystal certainly exuded the confidence of the stone when it said….”pick me!”

The Picture Jasper I chose because of its unique central marking which looks like a cosmic eye. I knew Picture Jasper to be a particularly grounding stone that promotes Earth consciousness and I thought this stone had such potential to ground me during a period when there were significant changes taking place in the workplace; it sat on my desk and it did not disappoint!

Finally, the beautiful Pinolinth Sphere was one of those attractions where I did not know much about the crystal beforehand but I was drawn to its beauty and could tell the energy was one I needed in my life. Upon further research I found out it represented balance and optimism and who can’t use that every second of every day?! –  Chris Hajec, Hout Bay




I want to take this opportunity to thank Rockchic and the lovely staff who make it all possible.
By having you guys around I have had the ability and access to some of the most pristine crystal specimens and jewellery which has guided me in learning so much about gemology and mineralogy. In fact I have learnt more than I could have ever imagined, all made possible by Rockchic. Rockchic has helped my ability to craft and create my own pieces of crystal jewelry.
Anything I need or want for my personal collection I can always find it, and ontop of that its provided in only the highest standard of quality, from beads to string to the gemstones themselves.
The things I have bought from Rockchic each individually have a purpose in my life, and I will cherish and honour them all forever.
So thank you Rockchic and to many more visits!! – David Hendry

Autumn activities at Rockchic

With all the holidays during April, our shop in Hout Bay has been buzzing. And we are so grateful to you, our friends and gemstone fans. However, if you happen to live far from the Cape Town, you don’t need to miss out. You can now find gift vouchers at values between R50 and R1000 in our online shop. So, if you are not sure what to get your friend or family member – near or far – this is a great option for any pocket and occasion.

Gemstone Competition extended

Because of all the holidays we also decided to extend our gemstone competition till the end of May. Send in your best Rockchic gemstone or gemstone jewellery photo with a short story and win one of three gift vouchers worth R500, R300 or R200. Find all entry details on our website here.

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Many energy healers believe that Shungite, especially the Elite Shungite, has healing benefits. The properties and healing benefits of Shungite have been tested and studied by many scientists. It is an ancient stone and has been used for thousands of years. It has become popular in alternative medicine in recent years because of its many benefits. Practitioners believe that Shungite can help in the treatment of various ailments and has many benefits. These include the following:

Aids in pain relief.

Balances body, mind and spirit.

Helps with Insomnia.

Boosts energy levels.

Shields against harmful EMF.

Helps with skin problems.

Has antibacterial properties.

You can use Shungite stones during relaxation, meditation, or breathing techniques, by holding the stones in your hands. You can also surround yourself with objects made of Shungite, such as cubes, pyramids, towers, or spheres, to create an energetically clean environment.

Shungite stones have a very high organic carbon content and can act as a  natural water filtration systems. Shungite stones not only absorb impurities and other organic substances from water but can also mineralize the water, as the stone contains nearly all the elements of the periodic table.

To clean water using Shungite, first carefully rinse all the dust from the stones. Then place the stones in water at a ratio of 1:10, Shungite:water. Leave standing for 2 to 3 days  in order for the Shungite to filter out all impurities.

You can find many Shungite items both on our website and at the Rockchic crystal shop.

We’d like to welcome you to our first newsletter from the lovely coastal village Hout Bay near Cape Town!

It’s late summer in the Cape and we are so happy that we are still enjoying beautiful sunshine and the great outdoor life in this part of the world.

You might have noticed that we have been working on our Rockchic website and online shop, to make it even easier for you to purchase from our vast range of beautiful gemstone jewellery, crystals and so much more – and have your order conveniently delivered to your home. We also added several payment and affordable shipping options to make delivery in the Cape Town region even more economical.

We plan to give you Rockchic News every month so you are the first to read about new products, latest specials, interesting facts about gemstones and the amazing world of crystals. (You are most welcome to share the newsletter!) We promise we will not spam you or use your data in any way. However, if you don’t want to subscribe – please feel free to unsubscribe below. Of course you will always find Rockchic on facebook and instagram and we are also starting a video series on our new Youtube channel soon.

Please feel free to email us with any suggestions you may have to make our digital presence even more attractive and useful for you. And if you are in the Western Cape, don’t be shy and come into our shop on 35 Main Road in the middle of Hout Bay. Rockchic is a world of it’s own.

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