Gemstones guide

Published on 08.08.22

A cultivated list of the stones we use in our jewellery

 

It can be overwhelming shopping for jewellery with thousands of descriptions describing thousands of different stones; luckily, we are here to help narrow it down to four basic categories- cubic zirconia, crystals and Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and precious stones.

CRYSTALS AND SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS

Our budget friendly crystals are made from glass with extra additives to give it the strength it needs to last a lifetime in your jewellery. The beauty of the glass crystal is you can create amazing colours in any way you want. Our favourite is our Aurora Borealis crystal, a rainbow of colours that reflect the Northern Lights in just a little gem.

If you want a bit more of a luxe feel, the Swarovski crystal shows off true craftmanship and boasts precision and luxury that you can truly tell the difference between every piece. With both ranges coming in a rainbow of colours, you will not find it difficult to find a crystal colour you love.

 

CUBIC ZIRCONIA

Cubic zirconia was originally made as an imitation Diamond but it has grown into so much more than that. With a range of colours to suit every occasion, our range of fine jewellery will always have a sparkly piece to them. Our birthstone ranges are a particular fave to show off our cubic zirconia range.

SEMI PRECIOUS STONES

For a gorgeous gift, whether for a loved one or for yourself (it’s okay we won’t tell), people love a beautiful piece of jewellery with stunning semi-precious stones in. Semi-precious stones include:

  • Peridot
  • Topaz
  • Garnet
  • Moonstone
  • Pearl
  • Amethyst
  • Citrine
  • Tourmaline

These are your middle range stones, and the perfect way to add some elegance and class to your jewellery collection.

There is also a small range of higher value semi-precious stones, slightly rarer but not quite at the level of previous stones; these are:

  • Pink sapphire
  • Tanzanite
  • Opal

PRECIOUS STONES

Precious stones are your rarer, more exquisite stones. The price range might be a bit higher, but the stones you get in this range are so stunning, you really get your money’s worth. Precious stones include:

  • Diamond
  • Blue sapphire
  • Red ruby
  • Green emerald

These make a lovely gift for that someone special and are perfect when set in our range of golds and titanium.

And there you go, a handy little guide to work out what you are getting from the Jewellery Stockroom!

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