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Gemstones are naturally occurring minerals that are valued for their beauty, rarity, and durability. They are often used in jewellery and have been cherished throughout history for their aesthetic appeal and symbolic significance. Gemstones come in a wide variety of colours, shapes, and sizes, offering endless possibilities for creating unique and exquisite jewellery pieces. Here are some popular gemstones:

1. Diamond: Known as the “king of gemstones”, diamonds are prized for their exceptional brilliance and hardness. They symbolise love, eternity, and strength

2. Ruby: With its vibrant red colour, the ruby represents passion, energy, and courage. It is believed to bring good fortune and love to the wearer.

3. Sapphire: Sapphires are available in various colours, but blue is the most famous. They symbolise wisdom, loyalty, and nobility. Sapphires are often associated with calmness and protection

4. Emerald: The lush green emerald is a symbol of rebirth, growth, and fertility. It is associated with healing, harmony, and prosperity

5. Amethyst: This beautiful purple gemstone is known for its soothing and calming properties. It is often associated with spirituality, clarity of mind, and inner peace

6. Pearl: Pearls are unique as they are created by living organisms. They are symbolic of purity, innocence, and elegance. Pearls are often used in classic and timeless jewellery designs.

7. Opal: Opals exhibit a mesmerising play of colours and are known for their iridescence. They represent creativity, inspiration, and hope

8. Topaz: Topaz comes in various colours, including blue, yellow, and pink. It is associated with strength, wisdom, and good fortune. Blue topaz is often used as birthstone for December

9. Garnet: Garnets are available in different colours, but deep red is the most common. They symbolise passion, vitality, and protection

10. Aquamarine: The pale blue aquamarine evokes the calming and soothing qualities of water. It represents serenity, harmony, and clear communication

11. Citrine: Known for its sunny yellow colour, Citrine is associated with happiness, abundance, and positivity. It is believed to bring success and prosperity

12. Tanzanite: Tanzanite is a relatively new gemstone and is known for its mesmerising blue-violet hue. It symbolises transformation, spiritual growth, and intuition

These are just a few examples of the vast array of gemstones available. Each gemstone possesses its own unique beauty and signifance, allowing individuals to find one that resonates with their personal style and beliefs. Here at Shetland Jewellery we can incorporate your favourite gemstones into engagement rings, necklaces, earrings, or bracelets, gemstones add a touch of natural splendour and individuality to the jewellery designs.


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