Make Any Outfit Eye-Catching With Colorful Gemstone Jewelry

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Make Any Outfit Eye-Catching With Colorful Gemstone Jewelry

Gemstone jewelry is incredibly powerful. It adds elegance and a touch of fun to any outfit, and it lets your personality shine through in the tiniest details of your accessories.

Whether you prefer sapphires, rubies, or emeralds, there’s no denying that gemstones make you look like a million bucks in the blink of an eye.

So, to help you find the perfect gemstone jewelry to add to your collection, we’ve put together
this handy guide on these eye-catching precious gems. Dive in to get inspired!

The most popular gemstones for jewelry


The world of jewelry is filled with gorgeous gemstones in virtually every color of the rainbow. While you should follow your heart when picking the right gemstone jewelry for you instead of simply going for the most popular gem, we know that having countless options to choose from can make that decision harder. 

So, to make things easier for you, we’ve gathered the most popular gemstones by color and what makes them so special. Whether you’re after a pink, green, blue, red, or yellow gem, you can easily narrow down your options this way.
Red gemstones

Red gemstones

Rubies and garnets can range from deep scarlet hues to a pinkish light red. Their beautiful color range is often associated with love, which is why jewelry pieces which feature rubies and garnets make great anniversary presents and Valentine’s Day gifts. 

While both gems work well with any precious metal, rubies and garnets look particularly beautiful paired with yellow gold because this metal’s amber hues bring out their fiery glow. 
Pink gemstones

Pink and purple gemstones

Pink sapphire, amethyst, and tourmaline have beautiful blush undertones that go from light pink to deep purple, and make any piece look incredibly romantic and delicate. If you want to accentuate their stunning color, opt for a piece in rose gold - this combo looks super delicate and sweet.

If you want to pair pink and purple gemstone jewelry with other colorful gems, then opt for pieces that feature blue or red gemstones - such as sapphires and rubies - as these colors work beautifully together.

Blue gemstones

Blue gemstones

Turquoise, aquamarine, topaz, and blue sapphire can be as dark as the depths of the ocean or as light as the sky on a bright summer’s day. Their beautiful shades of blue are truly timeless, and these jewelry pieces can easily transition from day to night, making them perfect for every occasion. 

No matter which blue gemstone is your favorite, they look particularly beautiful paired with diamonds and set on platinum or white gold. From sapphire bracelets to aquamarine earrings, these gemstones add a touch of sophistication to any look.
Green gemstones

Green gemstones

Emerald, peridot, green tourmaline, and tsavorite are simply mesmerizing. These precious gems offer beautiful green hues which range from the deepest forest greens to the lightest yellowish shades.

Green gemstone jewelry is undeniably elegant. But the best part about these gemstones is that, although they’re colorful, they still manage to look fairly neutral. You can wear these beautiful jewelry pieces with any outfit, making green gems indispensable in any jewelry box.

Yellow gemstones

Yellow and orange gemstones

Citrine and yellow sapphire are so stunning that their beauty can only be described as hypnotic. With beautiful shades that range from dark orange to gold and faint yellow, these gemstones instantly add a warm glow to any outfit. 

Their stunning amber hues are definitely unique, so these jewelry pieces are all you need to stand out from the crowd. And if you want to further accentuate the warmth of these gorgeous gems, opt for pieces which pair them with yellow gold.
Natural Pearls

White gemstones

Pearls are among the most beloved gemstones in the world for a reason: you simply can never go wrong with pearl jewelry. Pearls are always in style, look incredibly stylish no matter how you choose to wear them, can be easily dressed up or down, and effortlessly transition from day to night. What’s not to love?

With all of that, it’s easy to see why pearls are as versatile as diamonds. After all, you can pair them up with any outfit. Whether you prefer pearl bracelets, earrings, necklaces, or rings, pearl jewelry is perfect for every occasion.

Where to find gemstone jewelry in Charlotte, NC?

Ballantyne Jewelers is your destination to shop gemstone jewelry. Whether you’re after an emerald ring, a pearl necklace, a sapphire bracelet, or a dainty pair of citrine earrings, our experts will help you find the perfect piece to add to your jewelry collection.

Visit us at 12335 North Community House Rd. Charlotte, NC. And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for our latest news and stunning jewelry inspiration!

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