Colored Gemstones is a term used in the jewelry industry to refer to gem minerals and organic gem materials but does not refer to diamonds. Pearls, like diamonds are often considered separately. There are many, many colored gemstones in the world from Aquamarine to Zircon and everything in between. Each colored gemstone is as unique as the person that wears it and that makes each colored gemstone special.
There are many factors in considering colored gemstones and their evaluation and they include but are not limited to beauty, durability, rarity, demand, tradition, and portability.
Whoever came up with the phrase that appreciation lies “in the eyes of the beholder,” is certainly true with colored gemstones. Although the six factors above are important, through our many years of jewelry experience we have many who have chosen that “special colored gemstone” for one reason…because they simply liked it. The color was “rich and vibrant” to them and or the lighter color of blue in the sapphire they were considering reminded them of a special someone’s eyes.
Please find in this section a list of the “birthstones” and their examples. We cannot stress enough the importance of finding the right gemstone for you. If you were born in October and do not want to wear an opal, perhaps a pink tourmaline would be more appropriate for you. Perhaps you were not born in October but would love to have a black opal from “Lighting Ridge” in Australia. No problem with that.
Our Master Graduate Gemologist and or one of our experienced staff members can assist you in choosing just the right colored gemstone. It would be our privilege.