What is my perfect stone?

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?


four leaf clover pendants with coloured gemstones next to a pink flower


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?


colourful macarons on a vintage glass plate

Blue: sapphire, aquamarine, blue zircon, tanzanite


Green: green sapphire, teal sapphire, emerald, alexandrite, green tourmaline, tsavorite garnet, peridot


Pink: pink sapphire, pink tourmaline, Padparadscha sapphire


Peach: peach sapphire, morganite


Purple: purple sapphire, amethyst, tanzanite




selection of colourful flowers

White: white sapphire, diamond, opal


Red: ruby, garnet


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!


selections of loose colourful fancy sapphires

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)


woman's hand wearing a selection of coloured gemstone engagement rings on her index finger


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.



woman's hand wearing a cushion shape sapphire and diamond halo white gold engagement ring


Let's keep it simple...


woman's hand holding a light blue hexagonal ring box with aon oval teal sapphire and diamond halo white gold engagement ring

Great for everyday wear and engagement rings:


Diamond: 10


Sapphire (in any colour) and ruby: 9


Alexandrite: 8.5


Morganite, Emerald, Aquamarine: 7.5 - 8






cushion shape blue zircon and diamond halo rose gold cocktail ring in a light blue hexagonal ring box

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.


oval peridot and diamond halo white gold drop earrings


But don't shy away from selecting a coloured gemstone for your engagement ring just because it is not a diamond or a sapphire.


Gemstones like morganite and emeralds, although softer, are still wonderful options for a unique engagement ring.


woman's hand holding a light blue hexagonal ring box with a pear shape morganite and diamond halo rose gold engagement ring

Our Veronica Ring featuring a pear shape Morganite and diamond halo in rose gold is available for purchase from our Ready-to-Wear Collection


To order this wonderful ring, please get in touch via email: info@tsarinagems.com



woman's hand wearing a pear shape morganite and diamond halo rose gold engagement ring and red nails

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



large jewellery box with yellow gold trim and a selection of jewellery next to a pink rose




Still can't decide which gemstone is right for you?


Let's chat!


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