I am always honoured when my clients, friends and family ask for my personal opinion when it comes to jewellery. The two most asked questions I get are about my favourite gemstones and favourite pieces of jewellery.
In today's post, I will let you in on the answers!
What are your Top 3 Favourite gemstones?
I love Sapphires! They come in all colours of the rainbow and everything in between (did you know that?). My favourites range from hot pink to light, pastel pink or peachy sapphires and the gorgeous and rare Padparadscha sapphires.
I recently came across a very unique Padparadscha sapphire and felt compelled to add it to my ready-to-wear line. Check out the Anastasia ring here.
Do all those count as one stone? I hope so!
I do also love my birthstone, amethyst, but it has to be big! Luckily, amethyst can be found in large sizes and you can get a stunning, showy piece without breaking the bank. I love this amethyst cocktail ring, which was a gift.
I am also fascinated by a gemstone that has a very special quality, it displays colour change, I am talking about alexandrite. Apart from being a rare and beautiful gem, it also has a fascinating connection to Russia, which is where I am from. Alexandrite was first discovered there and named after Tsar Alexander II. It is a gemstone that is currently at the top of my wish list.
I recently had the pleasure of curating a pair of rose gold, alexandrite and diamond stud earrings for a friend, we previously created an alexandrite and diamond necklace together and I am super excited that she can now enjoy her matching set!
Want to know how I keep my jewellery clean and sparkly?
Check out my previous post 10 easy tips to keep your jewellery clean and damage-free
What is your favourite type of jewellery?
Of all of the ways to adorn myself, the cocktail ring, happens to be my favourite. Personally, I gravitate towards larger pieces and bold colours of gemstones. I love
my blue zircon cocktail ring in rose gold, its electric blue colour and vintage-inspired design makes me feel very glamourous. It was a gift from me to me, I am a great believer in buying jewellery for yourself.
Like many of us in early 2000s, I used to be obsessed with hoop earrings. Now, I do not typically wear earrings, however I have previously curated a pair of emerald and diamond drop earrings that I cannot stop thinking about!
For my everyday jewellery, I tend to go for my white gold solitaire diamond pendant or my rose gold morganite pendant and some diamond stacking bands. I love creating different looks by combining a variety of styles and metal colours.
Check out my previous Q&A post here, where I talk about my journey of becoming a gemstone and jewellery expert and founding Tsarina Gems.
I would love to hear from you and answer them in my next Q&A post!