3 Gems That Look Gorgeous In Any Piece Of Jewellery
Gems have fascinated us from time immemorial and there are enough myths and facts woven around some of them to fill a library. If you are looking to buy a new ring, necklace, or any other piece of jewellery for a special occasion, then you should at least consider your options first. Focussing on a gem’s ability to be used in almost any jewellery, here are three stones that manage it with unmatched elegance.
In modern culture, diamonds are closely associated with luxury, beauty, weddings, the planet Venus, and of course, jewellery in general. They are by far, the most popular gems in modern human history and there are several reasons to justify that notion. For example, did you know that the diamond is indeed the world’s most expensive jewel?
Contrary to what the internet may tell you, blue diamonds and pink diamonds are the most expensive gems you can buy, that is if you can find one to buy! While there are certainly more expensive gems than the average variety of diamonds, The Oppenheimer Blue is more expensive than any other jewel to date. If that renewed your interest in diamond jewellery again, visit an upmarket jeweller like a Hatton Garden jewellers and look through their exquisite collections.
Sapphires come in a wide range of colours from translucent to red, and most of them are neither as rare nor as expensive as some of the other gems on this list. However, a very small percentage of the blue sapphires excavated from Kashmiri and Sri Lankan (Ceylon) mines are downright stunning in both their almost mystical beauty and price.
Blue sapphires represent the planet Saturn and they are held in reverence across multiple Asiatic cultures. From the Queen of England’s Crown to Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, blue sapphires have adorned some of the most gorgeous, respected, and expensive jewellery pieces across the ages.
The gem of Mercury and Taurus, emeralds are among the top five most expensive gems used in making jewellery. However, just like with sapphires, an emerald’s price mostly depends on the stone’s clarity first, and then its size. As for the rare emeralds that do make the cut, they are among the most beautiful jewels in existence. The Rockefeller Emerald is the most expensive emerald ever sold, as well as the fifth most expensive, single jewel to be ever sold.
In case you are wondering why jadeite was not included, then that’s because jadeite is not as universally useable in jewellery as any of the others on this list. It’s the same reason why painite was also excluded, despite it being even more expensive than jadeite.
It should also be mentioned that red diamonds can be more expensive than even the blue diamond or the pink diamond, but it’s almost impossible to find the gems. There may not even be enough of them available to us right now to create jewellery from!