Gemstone jewellery is a great way to add some colour and sparkle to your collection. They are beautiful, fashionable, and a great way to express your individual style. However, buying gemstone jewellery can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are new to the world of gemstones. Here is a guide to help you navigate the process.
TYPES OF GEMSTONES AVAILABLE
There are numerous gemstones, the most popular ones include amethyst, aquamarine, diamonds, emeralds, pearls, rubies, peridot, sapphires, opals, citrine, and topaz. Each gemstone corresponds to a month of the year, is associated with a special meaning, and has its own colour (or colours…some gemstones come in more than one hue).
CHOOSING THE GEMSTONE
The first step in buying gemstone jewellery is to choose the type of gemstone you want. Each gemstone has its unique properties and meanings, so it is important to choose something that resonates with you. For example, if you are looking for a stone that promotes love and harmony, you might choose a ruby. If you are looking for a stone that promotes romance, hope and rebirth, you may choose an emerald.
CONSIDER THE SETTING
The setting is the metal framework that holds the gemstone in place. You can choose from a variety of settings, including prong, bezel, and channel. Prong settings are the most common and allow the most light to enter the stone, making it sparkle. Bezel settings are more secure and protect the gemstone from damage. Channel settings are a popular choice for wedding bands and eternity rings. Also consider what colour gold works best with your skin tone and that matches other items of jewellery you regularly wear.
CHECK THE QUALITY
Gemstones come in a range of qualities, and the quality affects the price. When buying gemstone jewellery, make sure to check the quality of the stone. Look for stones with good colour and clarity. The fewer inclusions or blemishes a stone has, the more valuable it is.
It is important to consider the source of your gemstone jewellery. If possible, choose a seller that sources their gemstones ethically and sustainably.
By following these steps, you can ensure that you are getting a beautiful piece of gemstone jewellery that is both high-quality and meaningful.
The Jewels For Generosity Team