Different Kinds of Gemstones

By: Beth Gillem
On Behalf of Isbell Jewelers
| August 27, 2019 |

You have probably heard the saying “They are such a gem!” Perhaps you have been lucky enough to have it said about you.  Calling someone a “gem” is a poignant way of saying the beauty or qualities of that person is of great value to you. Do you have a “gem” in your life? What better way to celebrate their uniqueness and value than with the gift of a gemstone!

We recently shared about choosing the perfect diamond earrings  Now, let’s discuss some different kinds of gemstones that might be perfect for that special someone in your life.

Yellow Diamonds

When an impurity is introduced during diamond formation, the result is a brilliant stone with amazing colors. We all love the classic pureness of a colorless diamond, but colored diamonds can add a level of uniqueness that is not expected. Take these yellow diamonds for example. During the increased pressure on the carbon atoms, nitrogen atoms join thus producing a beautiful yellow color. Look at this beautiful yellow gemstone from our gallery!

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A pear shaped yellow diamond pendant

Rubies

Rubies are formed from a rare mineral called Corundum.  Corundum, high pressure and the presence of chromium are what give them their beautiful vibrant red hue. If any other substance is present during their formation the red hue will not appear.

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Ruby & Diamond Snowflake cocktail ring

Sapphires

Sapphires are formed very much like rubies.  They begin with the same mineral Corundum but this time the presence of Titanium creates their stunning blue hues! We love the way the blue sapphire pairs with the diamonds!

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Classic Sapphire and Diamond Studs in Yellow Gold

This post was originally shared here for Isbell Jewelers located in Birmingham, Al. If you have a post that you would like to see shared here on the Dogwood Journal, visit our submissions page here.

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