The hidden meanings behind the colours of precious stones
Gemstones have been used in jewellery pieces for many years. They can be used to add a glint of colour, sophistication, and luxury to any outfit, especially as you can find a range of precious stones on necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings now.
The best part about coloured gemstones is that they are not only beautiful to look at but over the years each colour has come to have a range of meanings associated to it. As a result, people now not only buy them for their beauty but for their ability to promote certain characteristics.
So, as we are big fans of the precious stones ourselves, we thought that we would delve deeper into the meanings behind each one for you right here:
Red Gemstone Jewellery:
Common red gemstones include ruby and garnet. The red stones are said to encourage confidence, courage, and passion.
When to wear it: Pop on a red gemstone to add a hint of glamour to your outfit.
Green Gemstone Jewellery:
The most commonly found green gemstones are emerald, peridot and jade. The green stones are said to help bring balance and order to the wearer, and, if you’re a superstitious person then you’ll be pleased to hear that green gemstones are also said to bring good luck!
When to wear it: Have you got a big exam or interview coming up? Pick up a green gemstone to give you that boost of luck you’re after.
Pink Gemstone Jewellery:
Pink gemstones include pink sapphire, pink opal, and rose quartz. The pink stones are said to symbolise love, care and to bring calm to the wearer.
When to wear it: Add a pink gemstone jewel to your outfit for a subtle feminine touch.
Yellow Gemstone Jewellery:
Amber, citrine and lemon quartz are all common yellow gemstones. They are all believed to promote joy, energy, and creativity.
When to wear it: Yellow promotes happiness, so add one of these gemstones to your outfit when you’re in need of a pick me up. Yellow is also the colour of friendship so these precious stones would be great to give as a gift to a friend!
Blue Gemstone Jewellery:
Turquoise, Aquamarine and Blue Topaz are all popular choices for blue gemstones. They are meant to encourage communication, promote good health and bring peace to those who wear them.
When to wear it: The blue in these precious stones is also said to be soothing, so be sure to put on your blue gemstone when you’re heading off to a meeting, exam or other stressful environments.
Purple Gemstone Jewellery:
Amethyst is by far the most popular purple gemstone and it is most commonly associated with luxury.
When to wear it: This stone is meant to encourage imagination and inspiration, so this is a great stone to put on for a day in the office.