What Coloured Gemstones Do I Need? 17th May 2018 – Posted in: News – Tags: Bespoke Jewellery, Birth Stones Meaning, Birthstone Meaning, Coloured Gemstones, Custom Made Jewellery, Gemstone Meaning, Gemstones, Gemstones Meanings, Jewellery, Jewellery Meaning, Meaning of Birthstones, Meaning of Gemstones, Meaning of Jewellery, Semi Precious Jewellery, Semi Precious Stones
It’s a well-known fact, ladies, that all the fun things in life are full of colour. Just think about it; blue skies, red lippy, pink champagne…the list just goes on. Well, the same applies when it comes to jewellery – this Summer it’s a case of the more colour, the better!
Coloured gemstones don’t just look pretty, they can do wonders for our complexion, make our eyes ‘pop,’ and are great for jazzing up the plainest of LBDs. But did you know that many coloured gemstones have deep meanings behind them too, not to mention a long line of history? You didn’t? Well it’s a good job I’m here to tell you all about it then, isn’t it girls?!
The Emerald is very relevant this month, as it’s the birthstone of May (lucky May-born girls); being a beautiful, calming and somewhat majestic shade of green, it’s thought to be very much a spiritual stone. As explained in a recent post by crystalsandjewelry.com entitled Emerald, this gem is used widely by clairvoyants and psychics and is said to grant the knowledge of the past, present and future. Hmm, maybe we’re destined to run off into the sunset with Brad Pitt?! Here’s hoping!
The article also explains that the Emerald is a stone of protection, keeping us safe from harmful spirits (I don’t think it means vodka, girls) and has even been historically used in exorcisms of people possessed. On a lighter note, crystalvaults.com explains in another article that the emerald is the ‘stone of successful love,’ providing domestic bliss in romantic relationships (get us an emerald, pronto!) and balance in friendships. For years, this stone has even been used in business to increase sales and promote the company; why do you think I’m selling them ladies?!
Now we don’t have any pre-made emerald jewellery available here at GWJ, but we can certainly make some especially for you. Take a look at these 18ct gold studs made with the finest cut emerald, for example;
They’re an absolute timeless classic of the highest quality and are simply beautiful! They’re handmade to order, so if you’d like Guy to make these stunning earrings for you, then please contact us for a price.
Bit Of Blue For The Ladies
The birthstone of September, the Sapphire, comes in pretty much any colour of the rainbow, though is most well-known as a striking rich blue stone. The Sapphire actually dates way back, and according to an article published by gia.edu, entitled Sapphire History and Lore, the stone was worn by kings and queens in Ancient Greece and Rome, and has been associated with royalty ever since. Remember our very own Prince Charles giving Lady Di a big old sapphire engagement ring in 1981?
Since the Middle Ages it’s also been worn by the clergy, as its blue colour is thought to represent the heavens and all things holy. To this day, the Sapphire is widely thought to symbolise truth, honesty and faithfulness, but according to an article from sunnyray.org entitled Sapphire Stones: Property and Meaning, this gem promotes joy, faith and hope on long journeys. We’ll remember that when we’re off on our jollys with the kids in tow!
If you’d like to add a touch of royal glamour to your wardrobe, then look no further than this Sterling Silver and Marcasite ring, with a beautiful blue Sapphire at its centre, which was from Guy’s Signature Collection. It’s beautifully vintage with its Victorianesque design and would look gorgeous for any occasion.
This piece is no longer for sale, but if you’d like something similar designing for yourself, then please just ask us.
The Ruby is the birthstone of July, which isn’t a shocker, as in many ancient cultures this gem was thought to get its fiery red colour from the light of the sun. The Ruby is the most passionate stone there is and the perfect symbol for powerful feelings (I must have been wearing rubies every time I’ve ever watched Titanic! Oh, Leo….) and according to an article by jewelsforme.com entitled Ruby Meanings, Powers and History, it’s been considered the stone of passion, energy, love, power and a zest for life for thousands of years. You know what this means, girls; you defo need a Ruby for Monday mornings! It’s also thought to attract sexual activity; yep, forget Tinder or match.com, Rubies are the way to go, girls!
Speaking of Rubies, how gorgeous is this 18ct yellow and white gold dress ring, inset with Rubies and Diamonds? This deliciously unique piece was designed by Guy and is only available on a bespoke basis, so do please contact us if you’d like one making especially for you or a loved one. It’s a ring that will make a real statement and look perfect as part of a posh get-up for a special occasion, or even just a night out with the girls!
Last but not least is Amber, a gorgeous gem which is usually a warm golden-yellow colour, but can vary in shade and is renowned for its healing properties. According to an article by gemstone-dictionary.com entitled Amber Stone: a Negative Energy Transformer, it is even thought by some to take negative energy, which may be causing ill-health, and transform it into positive, healing energy. If you’re as ridiculously indecisive as I am (a new bag or those pretty shoes I’ve had my eye on? Sod it, both!) you’ll be delighted to hear that if you wear an Amber stone close to your heart, or sleep with one close by, you’ll always know how to make the right choice for you. As if all that wasn’t enough, Amber can also apparently bring good luck and inner peace, aid fertility and help us to find love. Bit of an all-rounder then!
I’m really excited to show you this grown up, classy and ridiculously chic sterling silver corkscrew bangle inset with a beautiful Amber stone, which was sold out of our Just Silver Collection.
Again, this piece is no longer for sale, but we could always make you something very similar for much less than you ever imagined, so why not get in touch and speak to us about a bespoke piece of jewellery?
So there you have it, ladies, there’s sooo much more to coloured gemstones than just looking pretty (although they are gorgeous, obviously). So next time you’re jazzing up your outfit with a beautiful colourful gem, just think about the meaning behind it and what it symbolises. Who knows – you could be a lucky, loved up, healthy psychic in no time!
If you’d like more info about the bespoke pieces mentioned throughout the blog, or would simply like to have a gander at the beautiful jewellery we’ve got for sale, you can browse our website or call into the shop.
And if you have any questions about anything at all, you can reach us on 01772 379 956, drop me an email at email@example.com, or pop in to see us at 15 Church Row Chambers, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PN.