Coloured gemstones – why are they so popular?

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Over the past few years, the demand for fine coloured gemstones has been increasing, but the supply is diminishing. Coloured gemstones are still super-rare and sadly, the deposits are becoming mined out, and when the mines are finished, they’re finished – they’ll never produce any more.

Collectors and connoisseurs have been quick to buy up coloured gemstones, not only as jewellery, but also for investment purposes. There has also been a rise in the creation of coloured gemstone jewellery among top designers such as Bulgari, Cartier and Chanel. Encouraged by the growing interest in coloured gemstones, jewellers have had more confidence in adding colours and creativity to their collections.
Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty. Each gemstone is unique with a special color, birthplace and story. And while we’d love to cover them all, there are far too many, so here are some interesting pieces of info on our featured gemstones…

SAPPHIRE

The word ‘sapphire’ is Greek for blue, however, sapphires actually come in many other colours too. It is a desirable gemstone due to its excellent colour, hardness, durability and lustre. The only natural gemstone harder than a sapphire is a diamond. Sapphire is seen as the guardian of love. When given as a gift it enhances love and tunes your spirits to one another. Sapphire is the birthstone of September.

CEYLON BLUE SAPPHIRE

The Ceylon blue sapphire varies from a medium royal blue to a lighter blue (known as cornflower). Since ancient times the blue sapphire represented a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust.

YELLOW SAPPHIRE

Yellow Sapphire stimulates the intellect, helping to formulate ideas and goals. It also encourages the exploration of moving in new directions, bringing excitement and joyful expectation about the possibilities in life.

GREEN SAPPHIRE

Green sapphire brings the wisdom of fidelity and integrity to one’s life, honoring loyalty and trust and an understanding of the unique qualities of others. Green Sapphire is calming, soothes eyestrain and is considered useful in improving vision.

RUBY

For centuries, this gem has been considered the king of all gems and to this day the ruby is the most valued gemstone. It was believed that wearing a fine red ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors and kings throughout the ages. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty. Ruby is the birthstone of July and commonly gifted on a 40th wedding anniversary.

The colours of these rings are so striking, you really need to see them in person to experience their true beauty. Come see us and have a try on.

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