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Anthony Lee - Jan 01 2020

Gemstones Buying Guide

Diamond Guide

Memstones are basically rocks and minerals found under the earth. The chemical composition, availability, rarity, demand and appearance categorize gemstones as precious or semi-precious. Found in nearly every colour imaginable to the human mind, several gemstones can also be categorized as birthstones. When choosing gemstones for jewellery, the eye catching colour is generally the most notable physical feature. Whether you are looking to give a birthstone piece of jewellery, commemorate an anniversary or add a special splash of colour to your wardrobe, we have a wide selection of gemstone jewellery that can help you say it better

Start with Months

Moonstone receives it's name from the moon. Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret. Moonstone is perpetually embraced with gleaming white energy that makes it a protective gem.

Moonstone

• The word aquamarine is a combination of two words, aqua meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. So, if you just love the mesmerising hues of blue, go ahead and pick one. Aquamarine Gemstone is liked for its range of colors similar to Sea Water. It ranges from opaque to completely transparent varieties. Aquamarine has a cleansing and calming aura. This is a very relaxing water element stone.

Aquamarine 

Sapphire is considered one of the “big three” in the industry with ruby and emeralds. Sapphires can be found in a variety of colours in each of the seven primary hues. However, blue is the most common, most desired, and most expensive. Since ancient times, the Blue Sapphire has represented a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust. To keep with this tradition, Sapphires are one of the most popular engagement gemstones today.

Sapphire 

Famous for its dazzling effect, Diamond is the hardest precious stone on earth that cannot be scratched easily until the scratcher is Diamond. It is unbreakable and its shimmering effects catches attention. So if you’re a April baby, this precious diamond is the one for you

Diamond 

Green is the colour of spring and has long symbolized love and rebirth. As the gem of Venus, it is also considered to aid in fertility. It has a special cut called emerald cut which gives the stone a rectangular shape. Emeralds can be embedded in yellow gold, but its beauty is more emphasized in platinum and white gold.

Green Emerald 

Pearl is a symbol of purity and innocence. Pearls are unique because they are the only gemstone formed within a living creature. The finest quality natural pearls add a great deal of beauty to jewellery and are admired by the masses and classes alike. The natural pearls are the most valuable and expensive.

Mother of Pearl 

This precious stone is famous for its deep red colour that gives it a royal look. Red being the colour of love, passion and desire makes the ruby an ideal gift for a woman. Ruby is included in the top three gemstones along with emeralds and sapphires.

Red Rubies 

This mystical gemstone is said to have healing powers and is known as the Gem of the Sun. Peridot gemstones smaller than three carats are common, while gemstones over five carats are rare and higher in value. Peridot between 10 to 15 carats are even more rare but provide a big and bold look for an affordable price.

Peridot 

Tourmaline lives up to its name, which means “mixed stone”. With a rainbow of colours, Tourmaline can easily enhance any jewellery collection. Tourmaline is also known for its ability to display several colours in one gemstone. These bi-colour or tri-colour gems are formed in many combinations and are highly prized. One multi-colour variety is known as Watermelon Tourmaline and features green, pink and white colour bands. To resemble its namesake, the gemstone is cut into thin slices with a pink center, white ring and green edge.

Tourmaline 

Citrine is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. It is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, often serving as a big, bold statement piece. This bright shining gem is said to be a gift from the sun.

Citrine

Blue is the rarest color of Topaz but most common today due to man’s ability to enhance its colour. Blue topaz is the state gemstone of the US state of Texas. Naturally occurring blue topaz is quite rare. Typically, colorless, gray, or pale yellow and blue material is heat treated and irradiated to produce a more desired darker blue. So, if you’re a December baby, this gemstone is the one for you

Blue Topaz  

Legend says garnets light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. Garnets have long been carried by travellers to protect against accidents far from home. Garnet may be the birthstone for January, but its stunning variety of colours has made it a gift for all occasions.

Garnet 

In ancient Greece, it was believed that if you wore an amethyst it would protect you from getting drunk. The deep purple of an amethyst gemstone has long signified royalty and adorns many crowns and royal jewellery.

Amethyst 

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