Coloured gemstone jewellery is an excellent way to add a beautiful splash of bright colour to any wardrobe or overall look. A sapphire necklace, ruby pendant or understated emerald bracelet is ideal way to bring a subtle and elegant touch to even the most mundane outfit.

When choosing gemstone jewellery, there are several factors someone should take into account. Such factors include the amount of money you want to spend as well as your colouring and clothing sense of fashion. Good quality emeralds, sapphires and rubies are available for all budgets and in many varied styles that can fit into any personal clothing preferences.

One of the primary considerations in choosing pieces of coloured gemstones are whether or not you want to buy individual pieces or a set of pieces. A set of jewellery means each individual piece matches the type of the other pieces in the set. Many companies sell matching sets that consist of a matching ring, necklace, bracelet and earrings all using the same type of stone and other metals settings as well such as gold, silver or platinum.

This type of matching jewellery works well for a formal occasion when you want a highly put together look. Pieces that do not match are ideal for everyday wear. A plain brown suit benefits from an emerald bracelet that catches attention as you walk. A classic little black dress needs only a ruby and silver necklace to bring it from ordinary to sublime.

Another factor to take into consideration is your natural colouring as well as your hair. Certain types of coloured gemstones look better with certain skin tones and hair colours. Blond hair and blue eyes can be set off quite nicely with a deep sapphire necklace. A person with dark brown hair and equally dark eyes might find that rubies work better with her colouration as they can be seen more vividly against her skin.

Look for quality coloured gemstones. Certain gemstones, like rubies, are associated with certain countries such as Thailand and Myanmar. A ruby from either country is most likely one that will last a long time.

By adhering to these basic rules, anyone can easily find the right gemstones to suit their style, taste and budget.