MAY
01
2016

Choosing gemstones to customise your jewellery

Each precious stone has its own meaning, which adds a whole new dimension to your jewellery.

Here’s our guide to each of the stones we offer for you to make your piece unique.

Diamonds
April birthstone

For centuries diamonds have been regarded as a symbol of eternal love.

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone of all and it was believed that diamonds were created when bolts of lightening struck rocks.

Emeralds
May birthstone

Green is the colour of spring which has long been associated with love and rebirth. As the gem of Venus, it was also considered an aid to fertility. Cleopatra was never seen without her emeralds. Ancient Egyptian mummies were often buried with an emerald carved with the symbol for verdure – flourishing greenness – on their necks to symbolise eternal youth. Emeralds are among the rarest of precious gems.

Rubies
July birthstone

The ruby is all about fiery love and passion. They also represent courage and strength. It was believed that wearing a fine red ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner and throughout history they have been a prized possession of kings and emperors. They come in many different colours from a pinky hue to a deep, blue tinged red.

Sapphires
September birthstone

Sapphire is Greek for blue and for as long as anyone can remember the blue sapphire has represented honesty, loyalty, purity and trust.

However sapphires are not only blue, they also come in every colour of the rainbow and are a great way to add colour to any piece of jewellery, or even a rainbow of colour on a crescent moon.

Sapphire is found in many parts of the world, but the most prized sapphires are from Myanmar (Burma), Kashmir and Sri Lanka.

Through our stone dealers in Hatton Garden we can source beautiful and ethical stones and create a piece of jewellery that is truly personal to you.

Rachel