There are two groups, precious gemstones and semi-precious gemstones. Some gems are of organic origins, such as pearls whereas the majority are of minerals or crystals. They can be used on any type of jewellery such as earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, etc. They add an aesthetic touch to the jewellery piece they are added on.
Precious Vs Semi-Precious
There are only four precious gemstones. They are diamond, emerald, sapphire and ruby, and all the rest are semi-precious stones. The main reason for considering these four stones as precious is their rareness and hardness. Semi-precious stones are as brilliant, colourful, and beautiful as precious stones, but they can be found abundantly.
To know more about precious gemstones, you can read, “What is a precious gemstone?”
Birthstones are a type or category of gemstones that are associated with either the 12 months, the four seasons or the zodiac signs.
There are over 12 gemstones that are associated with the 12 months of the year. Each month will have one or more as its birthstone. These stones once had religious associations, but now they act as perfect birthday gifts. In addition, many couples have chosen their wedding and engagement rings studded with the bride's birthstone, which is the trend in recent years.
Some people are attached to these birthstones and wear only their respective month, zodiac or season’s stone. As they believe this will be good luck for them.
To know more about birthstones, feel free to browse our blog. We have discussed in more detail the birthstone in various articles.
For those who are interested to know the birthstone for each month, season and zodiac sign, we have written them below;
Birthstone as per month;
- January; Garnet & Emerald
- February; Amythst & Jasper
- March; Aquamarine & Bloodstone
- April; Diamond, Sapphire and Opal
- May; Emerald
- June; Pearl, Alexandrite & Moonstone.
- July; Ruby & Onyx
- August; Peridot, Spinel & Onyx
- September; Sapphire & Moonstone
- October; Opal
- November; Citrine & Topaz
- December; Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon
Zodiac Signs birthstone;
- Aries; Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Diamond & Topaz
- Taurus; Emerald, Sapphire, Rose Quartz & Green Aventurine
- Gemini; Aquamarine, Citrine, Tiger’s eye & Agate
- Cancer; Moonstone, Opal, Labradorite & Pearl
- Leo; Amber, Citrine, Onyx & Ruby
- Virgo; Blue Sapphire, Carnelian, Zircon & Green Aventurine
- Libra; Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot & Sapphire
- Scorpio; Agate, Obsidian & Aquamarine.
- Sagittarius; Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Amethyst & Beryl.
- Capricorn; Ruby, Garnet, Black Tourmaline & Agate.
- Aquarius; Amethyst, Garnet, Moss Agate & Jasper.
- Pisces; Amethyst, Turquoise, Aquamarine & Clear Quartz.
Birthstones for the seasons of the year
- Spring; Emerald
- Summer; Ruby
- Autumn; Sapphire
- Winter; Diamond
As you can see, there are several options for each one of these colourful beautiful gemstones. If you are not fond of your birth month stone, you can pick either the zodiac or the season birthstone.
The value of the gemstone
A bracelet studded with a gemstone will get its value not only from the carat (the weight of the stone) but from the deepness of the colour, the cut, and the hardness.
For instance, an Amethyst ring with a deep dark tone of purple will cost more than a similar ring with a higher carat, due to the depth of the colour. Also, in some cases, especially when it comes to diamond rings, you may pay less and get a better brilliance of a diamond depending on the cut.
Why do people prefer gemstone jewellery?
Gemstone jewellery is popular and preferred among people due to many reasons. To sum up, the main reasons that drive people to purchase gemstone earrings, we have come up with a few reasons below;
The Gemstone Nature
Gemstones have a unique nature. They are ornaments by themselves without adding any additional design.
Their beautiful nature and amazing blending of colours make them the perfect way to adorn yourself with.
The Gemstone Symbolism
Since ancient times people had a great affection for gemstones. They have associated them with spiritual meaning and they had religious meanings. Nowadays, they still preserve their spiritual and magical effects, and many people believe gemstones to be a kind of cure and protection.
Gemstone Narrates the History and Preserves Culture
An amazing feature of gemstones is that they have always played a great role in ancient civilizations and history. So, each gemstone may reveal interesting facts about old civilizations and cultures.
Gemstones also are part of great mythologies and legends. A single gemstone can tell you the reasons for an ancient war for example, or a great exploration.
Gemstone Jewellery is Customized Jewellery
This might be the most important reason that drives people nowadays to purchase an emerald ring or a pair of pearl earrings.
Jewellery studded with gemstones is customized, unique and special. Especially, birthstone charm bracelets or necklaces as they can reveal personal information about the wearer that is unique to them.
However, it will be nicer to pick your beloved gemstone with the design you prefer and customize your own jewellery set. At Al Romaizan Gold & Jewellery we have a bespoke service in which you can express your requirements, and we help you to get what you are looking for.
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Almost all jewellery types can be studded with gemstones. Gold jewellery in 21K and 18K are the best to be used with gemstones.
At Al Romaizan Gold & Jewellery Online Store we have the following jewellery types under the gemstone collection.
Jewellery types available at our online store;
Modern Jewellery collection:
- Kids’ Jewellery
Usually, gemstone jewellery is associated with modern style jewellery, but at Al Romaizan new traditional jewellery, we have a new collection “Gem & Bar” of traditional jewellery sets that are adorned with bars and various unique gemstones such as zircon, onyx, ruby, dragon, etc.
To view this collection, please click here.