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Colored Gemstones

Coloured gemstones are dreamy minerals that are created by Mother Earth. Enchanted by the beauty, allure and rarity of gemstones, humans have been cherishing them since ancient times. Fascinated by them, early humans collected them until they started using them in unique ways to craft jewellery. The first known usage of coloured stones for jewellery making was done by ancient Egyptians with the discovery of Turquoise.

At Purejewels, our team sources the best coloured stones for our designers to work around and create masterpieces that stay evergreen. Coloured stones are abundantly available and nature-made, they can be found in unbelievable shapes, diverse colours and sizes and each coloured gem has its own set of properties.

Some people prefer keeping their jewels in monotones, others like to add a pinch of colour to make the gemstone stand out while many choose to pick vibrant designs with amazing colour palettes. Any jewel you pick for yourself, coloured gemstones have the power to lift up literally any piece of jewel. It could be a basic ear stud to an extravagant long dangler but a speck of colour could change the game. Some of the most sought after and precious coloured gemstones of the world are emeralds, rubies, sapphires, tourmalines. Others gemstones like amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, topaz, garnets, opals, peridots are some of the most amazing coloured stones in the semi-precious category.

Whilst those born in October have two spectacular birthstones to boast of, we are putting a special spotlight on Opals. Do you remember those long pyramid-shaped tubes that we looked into to see various patterns, also known as kaleidoscopes? Let us introduce you to nature’s version of that kaleidoscope i.e. Opals. Opals are one of [...]Continue Reading
A little about Peridot, The Birthstone of August. Peridot is believed to be one of the most ancient gems as it is among the first gemstones to have been discovered by ancient Egyptians. The first-ever peridot was discovered in Topazios, an island in the Red Sea, now known as St John's Island, and it has [...]Continue Reading
A little about Pearls, The Birthstone of June The word pearl comes from the French word perle that means led which refers to the leg shape of a mollusk shell. Peals are potentially the best-loved gems of all time. They are naturally occuring and cultured and are available naturally in a variety of colours. Although [...]Continue Reading
A little about Emeralds, The Birthstone of MAY The Emerald has always been among some of the most treasured gemstones. This majestic and deeply hued stone enchants royalty like none other. On the Mohs scale of hardness, emerald stands at a 7.5 to 8 and is, therefore, a little softer and more susceptible to scratching [...]Continue Reading
Renowned artists Paul Klee remarked, “Colour possesses me”. We believe in the same sentiment, especially if they are colours of a gemstone. Known for its dazzling hues, tourmaline was once believed to aid medical conditions. The unparalleled colour range of tourmaline makes it an ideal companion for designer gemstones and a substitute for the big [...]Continue Reading

 A curated guide to everything about sapphires Anita Loos very fondly remarked, “A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever”. History has been a testimony to the allure of a blue sapphire gemstone. It was a 182-carat cabochon-cut sapphire, nicknamed the “The Bombay Star” that […]

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