August in Crystals..




Traditional Stones for August

August covers the astrological signs of both Leo, until the 22nd and Virgo, for the last 9 days of the month. Both are powerful and dynamic signs, encompassing Fire and Air qualities, creating two different yet equally compelled star signs.

Peridot: A bright to dulled green version of Olivine, this stone is a manifestation of the qualities of self confidence, mental acuity, and protection on the mental level and in the home.

Sardonyx: A layered stone comprising Sard and Onyx, Sard being a member of the Chalcedony family with colouring ranging from orange to red and brown. Sardonyx is also reputed to increase personal integrity and courage, moral reasoning and strengthen our immune system, both internally and externally. Has historically been used to calm night terrors and addictions.

Spinel: This stunning and powerful vibration stone is sometimes called the “Stone of Immortal Beauty”, with a similar tone to rubies and sapphires. Spinel carries a strong energy and resonates with abundance and creative manifestation. It is available in most colours of the rainbow, hence often being mistaken for a variety of other precious gemstones.  Also highly recommended for issues of workaholism and overwork, both indicated by Leo’s pride in their work and inherent stubbornness and Virgo’s steadfastness and over commitment to achieving high standards within their work. A lesson in stepping back and declining overextension of oneself. Valuable as a reminder to let go of stress and anxiety, often used in anxiety and PTSD treatment.


August Astrological Signs and Stones


Strong hearted – Fierce – Loyal – Big Personality – Dynamic – Courageous


Tiger’s Eye: A powerful stone for increasing confidence and balancing masculine energies. Releases fears and helps to create goodwill and self worth. Protective.

Carnelian:  Fosters strong leadership and initiation skills. Shifts feels of despondency and “stuckness”. Motivates one to engage in change. Allows focus on practical issues of money and wealth.

Diamond: A stone of clarity and pure focus, diamonds hone and centre intentions. Their inherent transparency, light and reflective qualities all create a strong opportunity to see through illusion, and trust in the perfection of the whole picture. An excellent stone for ‘over’- achievers to focus on what is important to them.


Organised- Orderly – Mental Clarity- Efficient – Linear – Analytical – Diligent – Focused on Loyal Service to their Work.


Sapphire: As the stone of September, this beautiful stone expresses opposing sides of strength and softness.. Trust, loyalty, lasting bonds. Calming. Secure in self. Able to express our own truth. Higher energetic flow, relaxation and healing.

Chrysocolla- Chrysoprase- Chrysolite: Serenity, vivid expression, transformation, embodied. Hope, optimism, joy, tranquillity and getting in touch with a more Universal love. Releasing emotions, attracting energy, deflecting energy, clear judgement.

Moss Agate: Indicated for balancing brain hemispheres, moving to living from the heart chakra, groundedness and feeling connected to the nature of the whole.


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Bella Mistico Concept



The concept for Bella Mistico came to be from both a love of crystals, and a desire to give a personalised gift to a friend who was going through some massive personal challenges.

I spent a day searching through local stores for the perfect collection of stones to give her.

Being an avid collector of crystals, I had some idea of the metaphysical qualities attributed to different stones, but could not find any hand packaged sets that were designed for the specific purpose I had intended.

In the end, I did my research and put together a set of 7 handpicked stones that were said to be uplifting, healing and powerful helpers in times of change, with a little card detailing their uses.

Anyway, my friend loved it, and what started as a simple idea grew from there.

I spent time sourcing quality suppliers and handpicking stones, often with my 4yo son, which has seen him become a bit of a rock genius with a love of choosing which stones go into particular custom sets.


Our stones are chosen to meet a specific purpose, an intention is set, and we send them on their way.


People seem to love having a personalised gift arrive in the mail, so much so, that we now have customers in most corners of the world. Creating unique gifts for weddings and events has also been an amazing part of our recent expansion, allowing us to share the love to everyone involved.

For thousands of years humans as a collective have been drawn to gemstones as amulets and talismans, for spiritual expansion and connection, as status symbols or gifts of love and protection.


Whether you’re already a devotee to the meanings behind each stone or just love shiny, sparkly stuff that is aesthetically pleasing, Bella Mistico offers something for everyone.


Like anything, the intention set in the stone carries meaning, which is why my favourite part of the process is doing just this.

Every set has a special purpose in mind, with lots of positive energy behind it.


I love working on this project and trust that you will appreciate not just the awesome rocks, but the awesome vibes that come with them.

We are also constantly striving to provide products and packaging that are ethically sourced with a minimal environmental impact, and welcome new suppliers with the same values to get in touch.


Most of all, enjoy the site, and feel free to get in touch with any specific ideas you have in mind. We love customising our gift sets, and will do our utmost to ensure that the receiver opens their package with a massive smile.


Robert DeMonte

Creator/ Founder