The nations favourite jewellery gemstones:
It can be tricky to find the right gemstone for a special occasion; therefore, we've curated a list of the top ten most popular jewellery gemstones for any event:
Peridot, like Diamonds, are extremely special. They form exclusively in the molten rock of the Earth's upper mantle. Prized for their beauty, they are one of the few semi-precious gemstones to occur in only one colour. They are characterised by an olive-green glow that ranges from a lime green yellow to an earthy green. This gem is the birthstone for August and a fantastic alternative to Emeralds.
This gemstone has a brilliant sunburst orange-yellow colour that is vibrant yet affordable. It is a popular choice for everyday statement pieces due to its durability and sparkling inclusions. Also known as the 'Money Stone', Citrine is thought to bring the wearer prosperity and abundance.
Tourmaline by far has one of the largest colour ranges that naturally occur in a jewellery gemstone. These many variations from lime green to fuchsia pink and deep blue to sunny yellow mean no two gemstones are ever the same. Its uniqueness makes it incredibly sought after; the rare Paraiba Tourmaline which ranges from vivid forest greens to dazzling neon blues.
Quartz's range is diverse, from the dusky pink Rose Quartz to the silky Milky Quartz, this gemstone family spans all colours and sizes. A rarer version is the Smoky Quartz which has a deep brown-grey colour and on even rarer occasions can be a deep grey to black.
Amethyst is part of the quartz family and is a well-known gemstone. A popular birthstone for February, and noted for its piercing lavender to vibrant purple hues, amethyst has been used throughout history for its calming properties.
It is impossible not to include Pearls on the top ten lists. One of the oldest and most coveted gemstones in history deserves a high ranking. Worn by aristocracy around the world, it is a popular stone that exudes class.
Emerald is an exquisite stone, its multiple inclusions create sensational sparkles. Coupled with its deep forest green colour, it quickly became a favourite jewellery gemstone of Cleopatra's and has retained its notoriety throughout the years.
Most people will know Sapphire's to be blue however there are also varieties that occur in lavender and some even colour change in different lighting. One of the most special varieties forms only in Kashmir, India. They are so incredibly rare and valuable that you may only ever come across one in a museum!
Rubies are often used in jewellery for their symbolic colour associated with love; making the gemstone a popular gift for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. They are one of the most prized gemstones in the world due to their deep red and burgundy hues.
And not forgetting
The list wouldn't be complete without a girl's best friend: diamonds. By far the most famous of all the jewellery gemstones due to their sparkle and durability, a diamond isn't just for Christmas, it's an iconic symbol of class and everlasting love