How we started
Islam encourages both men and women to wear gemstones, however for those who live outside the Middle East, it becomes difficult to follow that tradition. The purpose of Twelve Gems is to give Muslims around the world the opportunity to shop for Islamic jewellery knowing with full confidence that they will receive authentic gemstones truly inspired by the teachings of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.).
We make our jewellery with the belief that our clients will keep it until it is time to pass it down to their children. Our jewellery is not just an accessory, rather an identifier for who you are and what you stand for as well as a keepsake that will last for generations to come.
Only the highest grade of silver is used in our jewellery. The purity of silver differs for each item but remains about 97%, which is a higher grade than sterling silver at 92.5%. The reason for mixing other metals with the silver is because pure silver is considered to be too malleable for general use.
When choosing our gemstones, we make it our priority to choose precious stones based on Islamic Tradition, by first looking into the narrations provided to us from the Prophet (s.a.w.s) and the Imams (a.s.). Furthermore gemstones vary in both grade and quality and that is why we have partners in the Middle East that are able to hand pick each gem that makes its way into our inventory. No two gemstones are the same, ensuring your ring is a one-of-a-kind piece.