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 originality.
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. Browse some of our Sapphire gift ideas.
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. Browse some of our Emerald & Diamond Gift Ideas.
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. Browse some of our Ruby Gift Ideas.
LET US SHOW YOU!
We have a fantastic selection of colored stones for you to browse, and even more available in our showrooms! 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.