Sapphire is known as one of the hardest existing gemstones, therefore making it the most desirable gem to use for wedding and engagement rings due to it’s durability. Sapphires exist in a range of different colour shades from the classic blue to black, pink, yellow, green, white and the less well known padparadscha.

garnet gemstone and garnet colour

Did you know the garnet does not just come in red? The January birthstone offers an extensive palette ranging from greens to purples, through the more common red tones including orange, pinks and red. 

Sapphire is a beautiful gemstone that is suitable for all types of jewllery. It comes in a large selection of colours which make it versatile and easily able to compliment many other gemstones. Here we inform you of a few different colour varieties available.

Gemstones

Have you ever thought about how gemstones are actually formed? I hadn’t. I’d never really given it much thought. I just oohed and ahhed over the amazing colours and gorgeous jewellery that I’d seen in magazines, boutiques and on celebrities.

Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery, found in just one place on earth. This blue variety of zoisite was named after Tanzania, the country where it was found, and can only be found.

Emerald

The glorious green colour of Emerald's has made the stone highly prized for many thousands of years. Believed to protect the wearer from misfortune, it has a mystical quality that soothes and promotes tranquillity.

Peridot

Peridot is one of the few gemstones in the world that exists in only one colour, a distinctive lime green.

Ruby

Rubies are always stylish and compliment virtually everyone who wears them. In addition to being the official birthstone for July and the traditional gift for 40th wedding anniversaries, the ruby frequently is given in celebration of the birth of a daughter.

pearls

Pearls are unique as they are the only gems which come from living sea creatures and unlike other gemstones require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty.