Gemstones are precious because of their beauty and rarity. The most important thing to consider when selecting a precious gemstone is color. The term ‘precious’ is passed down from antiquity because the color of these stones are highly prized.
The deep greens of Emeralds have been admired for centuries and across cultures. The May birthstone, Emeralds make unique engagement rings and gorgeous jewelry, whether mounted in Platinum or Yellow gold.
Sapphires are gorgeous in all of the colors of the rainbow. Most commonly, when we think of Sapphires, we think of beautiful, deep blue Ceylon Sapphires. Or perhaps the unmistakable magenta pink color that you might see occasionally. However, sapphires come in Orange, Yellow, Green and everything in between! Marisa Perry’s personal two favorites are Purple Sapphires and Pink Padparadscha Sapphires, which range in shade between pink and orange, named after the Lotus Flower.
Rubies were the original love stone in history. They are appreciated and coveted for their rich red color. The July birthstone, rubies can be selected as the center stone in a solitaire or three stone ring, or can be combined with diamonds for an Art Deco look.