What gemstones go best together

Given the vast variety of colored gemstones we often get asked which gemstones match or look good together.

This guide will go through some factors you should consider when designing your jewellery to make the gemstone colour combinations really come to life.

As a general rule, most combinations work if the colours are not fighting for first place. If you allow one colour to dominate while the others are placed as accents or provide support, you should be able to create a good look.

The color wheel above gives an idea of what colors are available. Looking at the wheel, we can pair the colours in several ways:

 

1. Complementary colours


Colours that are opposite each other on the wheel. They seem to “balance” each other out and so are called complementary to one another. E.g. Purple & Yellow (Amethyst & Citrine) or Red & Green (Ruby & Emerald).

2. Analogous Colors


These are groups of two or three colours on the color wheel that are adjacent to one another. Examples are Red and Orange (Ruby and Citrine), Green and Blue (Emerald and Sapphire).

Like complementary colors, these colours work well if one of the colours is slightly muted, where one dominates the other. For example, a Citrine Ring would look great with smaller Ruby accents, where the red is a supporting colour the orange in thue piece.

3. MONOCHROMATIC COLORS


All blues (Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Tanzanite) or all greens (Emerald, Peridot) or all reds (Ruby, Garnet, Pink Tourmaline), or all purples (Amethyst, Tanzanite), or all yellows (Citrine, Yellow Diamond, Yellow Sapphire) or any other colours with similar shades can be paired well with each other.

4. TRIADIC COLORS

These are colours on the wheel that are equally spaced where if a triangle is placed on the wheel, each point will intersect with one colour. These colours can be slightly tricky to balance but if one is allowed to dominate while the others are used as accents, it is possible to create something wonderful.

An example is yellow, pink and blue, where a blue topaz can be paired with pink tourmaline in a silver setting.

5. SPLIT COMPLIMENTARY

These are three colours where one is paired with the two that fall on either side of its complementary colour. E.g. blue, pink, and yellow (Sapphire, pink tourmaline, in yellow gold).

These colours tend to create harmony more easily between the colors than other combinations.

6. TETRADIC


These are two pairs of complementary colours. On the colour wheel, if you draw a square where each corner is intersecting a colour, you will have your 4 tetradic colours such as red, orange, blue, and green (Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald in Silver). It can be a bit overwhelming to have 4 colours in a piece, so it is important to create a balance between the warmer and cooler tones.

One of the 4 colours should clearly dominate when using 4 colors.

7. WHITE PAIRING

White (White Diamond, White Sapphire, White Topaz) is extremely versatile and can be paired with all colours of the wheel. If one colour is chosen as the centre stone, while the white gemstones are placed as supporting or accent gemstones, it helps bring out the hues and vibrancy of the center stone to a great extent.

8. RAINBOW

Why not put them all in? This needs to be done while keeping the gemstones small enough where they do not overwhelm the piece but still add a bit of colour to the rainbow.

When designing any piece of jewellery, besides following the above suggested colour pairings, it is most important that the wearer be comfortable in the colours chosen. Colours can be kept nice and simple or be combined to create a pleasing effect. With the variety of colours and gemstones available, it is possible to find almost any colour on the wheel and have fun designing something unique and fun.

12 Gemstones that are a must have for woman….

Gemstone power can aide a woman in difficulty with vehement power. Some of the most notable women of our civilization from Cleopatra to Medusa and Beyonce are also Gemstone Aficionados.

  1. Turquoise

A complete package for welfare and prosperity, Turquoise Gemstone wearing women also get freedom from negativity and fear. The protection gemstone is a grounding gemstone that also increases creativity in women and particularly helps in problem solving during mood swings.

  1. Amber

A powerful healing gemstone in the hands of a woman, Amber is a gentle stone ideal for hot-tempered women. The self-healing stone is effective for women who suffer from disillusionment and delusional thoughts.

  1. Amethyst

A defining gemstone, Amethyst is renowned throughout history in the hands of the most powerful and attractive women. Amethyst reveals destiny when worn by women and even creates a powerful medium of communication with your spirit guide.

  1. Jasper

Popular as the nurturing stone, Red Jasper is ideal for women aspiring motherhood. Red Jasper renews your aura and de-stresses women like an amplifier. For women who have been subject to abuse and trauma, Red Jasper helps to recoup effortlessly.

  1. Amazonite

Commonly known as the Artist’s Stone, Amazonite is a stone of truth and self-love. Amazonite must be worn by women suffering from insecurity as it is prominent for boosting the self-esteem. Women who wear Amazonite are bold, courageous, fearless, determined and positive sans greed or similar other negativities.

  1. Ruby

Gemstone aficionados call Ruby a stone for the vitality of life, while the truth is that Ruby is a healing stone that boosts passion and liveliness amongst jaded women. If you feel like your life is going nowhere at times, a dash of Ruby will get you back to earth easily.

Citrine

For career-minded women looking for professional success, carrying a citrine gemstone in the vanity bag or wearing underneath the executive wear can bring wonders. Citrine is known to pump enthusiasm, force creativity and make the wearer optimistic.

  1. Onyx

For women suffering from fatigue and lethargy, Onyx can be just like the fictional drug ‘Limitless’. Exclusively beneficial for a girl who just hit puberty or women going through menopause, Onyx healing stone keeps emotional balance if you’ve a habit of getting too sentimental.

  1. Aventurine

Perfect for women trying to make a mark as leaders in this male dominated world, Green Aventurine can bring huge success. From endless promotions to stunning new roles, Aventurine can transform women to empathize more as well as develop a strong voice for a leader.

10. Sapphire

The most gorgeous of all healing gemstones, Sapphire is ideal for orators or women who are trying careers involving public speaking or celebrity-like presence. Sapphires are excellent for women who are suspicious of their partners. Wearing Sapphire builds marital bliss and promotes compassionate vibes around its wearer.

11.Tourmaline

Yet another powerful growth gemstone with powerful green colour energies, Tourmaline is excellent for women who find it hard to concentrate when learning. Women who regularly wear green tourmaline are best for women who are academicians or researchers as Green Tourmaline cultivates concentration and the innate urge to learn forever.

12.Topaz

The stone of hope, Topaz is excellent for women who are depressed by failures such as that of a marriage or an intimate relationship. Topaz helps in bringing abundance and wealth in addition to true love.

 

25 Facts about gemstones….

Did you know…..

  1. Each specific gem’s name characterized the scarcity or monetary value in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and even Rome.
  2. Gems were divided into two categories in ancient India – the major gems and the minor gems, resulting to the category of divine gems.
  3. Divine gems are known to be tied to astrological signs, such as pearl (Moon), blue sapphire (Saturn), red coral (Mars), and diamond (Venus), to name a few.
  4. There are now three separate categories of Gems: Precious Gemstones, Semiprecious Gemstones, and Organic Gemstones.
  5. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are all examples of Precious Gemstones, as seen below.
  6. Less than 20% of the gems worldwide are of true gem quality.
  7. Emerald is one of the most difficult gems to cut due to its rough crystals and inclusions, as see below.
  8. The ancient Greeks and Romans thought that diamonds were made of tears from the Gods and splinters from twinkling stars.
  9. Turquoise is an example of a Semiprecious Gemstone.
  10. Turquoise coined its name from the Greek word “Turkois”, meaning “Turkish”, because it was first brought from Turkey.
  11. Turquoise is the wedding anniversary gemstone and is traditionally given on the 5th and 11th years of marriage.
  12. Amethyst was once considered a precious gem, but when scientists found large reserves of it in Brazil, its value decreased and became a semiprecious gem.
  13. Organic gems are gems that were created by living organisms and have been mineralized.
  14. Natural pearls, cultured pearls, and conch pearls are some of the most popular and commonly known organic gems.
  15. In the United States there are pearl farms in Hawaii (2) and Tennessee (1), among many others worldwide. Below, an example of a farm in Hawaii:
  16. Moonstone, a Semiprecious Gemstone, is considered to be of good fortune and success in India.
  17. Crystal healing is a type of alternative medical technique where gemstones are used to cure certain illnesses
  18. Aquamarine has been said to stop toothaches while Rose Quartz is used to assist in weight loss, to clear acne and protect against wrinkles.
  19. In Ancient Egypt, Lapis Lazuli was used as an eyeshadow after crushing it to its powdered form.
  20. Also used by artists such as Da Vinci and for paintings in the Sistine Chapel, Lapis Lazuli was ground up and mixed with oils in the 14th century and was only allowed to be in the possession of royalty.
  21. Amazonite is called the “Prosperity Stone” and is said to bring in new business, whether it be hung over a doorway of a store or worn around the neck of a gambler to attract money.
  22. To enrich color, almost all amethyst are heat treated before being sold to obtain its highest quality.
  23. The largest loose diamond in the world is the Paragon Diamond, weighing in at 137.82 carats.
  24. Sold for $83 million, the Pink Star Diamond is the most expensive gemstone to ever be sold.
  25. The red color in rubies are caused by traces of chromium, and is known to be a symbol of life and love.