Four Main Precious Gemstone Meanings and Uses

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 8:48 am by Emily

Beyond colorless diamonds, there are many different types of gemstones. Your birthstone, for
example, is a gemstone. If you were born in July, your birthstone is the ruby, which is most
commonly known for its rich red color.

Gemstones symbolize more than your birth month, however. Some are even known to have
unique healing properties. In order to feel the energetic vibe of a gem, many people choose to
wear certain gems as jewelry. The four most sought-after precious gemstones are diamonds,sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.

A beautiful gemstone is a symbol of your love. Knowing the meanings and uses behind each
gemstone can help you decide what you want to say with your custom piece of jewelry.

Diamond – The Forever Gem
Diamonds symbolize forever love, which is why they’re most commonly given as engagement
and wedding rings. Diamonds that surpass the ‘z-light yellow’ rating on the diamond color scale
are considered fancy yellow diamonds. Fancy yellow diamonds are extremely rare and typically
cost more than colorless diamonds. Because of their rarity, they’ve become a symbol of

Sapphire – The Prosperity Gem
Sapphires come in a variety of colors and cuts. It’s no surprise this gem is known as the stone of
prosperity. The most famous sapphire is the 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire of the royal
family engagement ring. It’s currently worn by Kate Middleton and was originally worn by Lady
Diana Spencer. Its restorative properties are known to help alleviate mental tension and
promote inner peace.

Emerald – The Original Royal
Emerald is known for is soothing properties. Wearing an emerald ring is a sign of mature
humility in a relationship. It’s a bold choice as an engagement ring and a reaffirmation of a
strong love. The emerald was once believed to help couples with infertility. This precious stone
symbolizes renewal and hope.

Ruby – The Romantic Gem
Those who wear ruby gems often choose to do so as an expression of their birthstone. It’s also
known to bring good luck and protection. Ruby is most desired in its pure red color with a hint
of blue. The ruby gemstone is known to inspire passion and devotion, which is why it’s often
given as a symbol of deep love and romance.
If you’re shopping for loose sapphires and gemstones, our non-commissioned gemstone
experts are ready to guide you to the perfect choice! Get started by scheduling a visit to the
Padis Jewelry showroom.