With such a great variety of gemstones to choose from, deciding which one is the right stone for you can get overwhelming.
Should you stick to diamonds or choose a unique coloured gemstone?
The best way to choose your perfect stone is to ask yourself these 4 Easy Questions:
What colours do I love?
What colours do I wear?
What occasion would I wear this ring / necklace / earrings for?
What is my birthstone?
Let's take a closer look at each one to see which gem is the right one for you!
1. What colours do I love?
Peach: peach sapphire, morganite
Orange: orange sapphire, citrine, spessartite garnet
Yellow: yellow sapphire, citrine
FIY: Sapphires are available in all colours of the rainbow and are perfect for everyday wear, so can't go wrong there!
2. What colours do I wear?
Is the majority of your wardrobe colourful or neutral / monochrome?
Depending on whether you are looking to add a pop of colour to your everyday life or keep it simple with a touch of sparkle here is something to think about...
3. What occasion would I wear this for?
Everyday wear (e.g. your favourite jewellery, engagement ring)
Occasional wear (e.g a cocktail ring)
Specific event (elegant earrings for a wedding)
To go with a specific outfit (necklace to go with your new dress)
When it comes to choosing the perfect gemstone, don't forget to consider the stone's durability.
Diamonds and sapphires score a 10 and a 9 on the Moh's scale of hardness and are perfect for everyday wear.
Let's keep it simple...
Great for everyday wear and engagement rings:
Great for occasional wear:
Garnet: 7.5 - 8
Green / Pink Tourmaline: 7 - 7.5
Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine): 7
Peridot: 6.5 - 7
Blue Zircon: 6 - 7.5
Tanzanite: 6 - 7
Opal: 5 - 6.5
If you are choosing a stone that is on the softer side, consider choosing it for a pendant or earrings instead of a ring.
But don't shy away from selecting a coloured gemstone for your engagement ring just because it is not a diamond or a sapphire.
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Love those peachy pastel colours?
Check out my previous blog post: Is Morganite a good stone for an engagement ring?
4. What is my birthstone?
Although you don’t have to stick to a stone assigned to your birthday month, it’s a great place to start when choosing a gemstone for your new piece of jewellery.
Visit my previous blog to learn more about your birthstone
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