Color Stones

Colored gemstones add style and flair to any piece of jewelry. Whether you’re selecting a stone for its personal meaning or its visual appeal, gemstones contribute beauty and value to your jewelry design. Jewelry designers sometimes cast metal or polish it to match it with the type of stone being used in a particular piece of jewelry. This has resulted in variations of Gold and other metals like Pink Gold or Oxidized Silver etc.

Depending on the quality, availability and demand, these gemstones can come from few cents a carat to few hundred thousand dollars a carat. These gemstones are broadly classified into two broad categories – Precious and Semi-precious. Stones like Diamonds, Emeralds, and Sapphires are precious stones. Stones like Turquoise, Lapis, Carnelian, and Larimar constitute a larger Semi-precious group.

Popular Stones for Color Stone Jewelry

Gemstones come in an endless array of colors and opacities; some stones are clear or solid-colored while others display mottling or veining. Selecting the right stone for your gemstone jewelry depends on your personal preferences, as well as the type of clothing or look with which you plan to pair it.

Red stones include Rubies, Garnets, and Spinels. These stones come in a variety of shades that range from very light to very dark red and purple. Red color stone jewelry is traditionally associated with royalty, leadership, power, and wealth.

Blue gemstones that are often used in jewelry include Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Aquamarine, and Turquoise. These stones are associated with vigilance and wisdom.

Yellow, gold, and orange gemstones include Citrine, Quartz, Agate, and Fire Opal; Yellow Diamonds and Yellow Sapphires are rarer but highly prized. Stones of this color are traditionally associated with generosity.

Green gems that are commonly incorporated into color stone jewelry include Jade, Peridot, Emerald, and Tourmaline. A green stone is often seen to represent wonder, hope, and joy.

Black and gray gemstones include Tourmaline, Onyx, Agate, and Fluorite. Dark-colored or black stones can be seen as a symbol of fidelity, love, and inner strength.

Buying and Wearing Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstones are meant to embody the characteristics of individuals born during certain months of the year. Gemstone jewelry that features the wearer’s birthstone is a unique and personalized outward expression of an individual’s best traits. The gems selected as birthstones are highly versatile and are well suited to most jewelry settings—thus, you can choose birthstone jewelry in a variety of forms and styles, such as necklaces, pendants, rings, or earrings. Birthstones can be incorporated into any custom jewelry design, either for yourself or as a special, personalized gift for a loved one. As one of Cupertino’s jewelry stores, Silver Fantasy Inc. offers a large selection of top-quality color stone jewelry. You can reach us by phone at (408) 858-7756 to find out more about our selection of gemstone rings, necklaces, and earrings.