Gemstone Buying Guide
Types of Gemstones
The 3 C’s of Gemstones
Gemstone Jewellery Shapes
The round brilliant shape is the most popular for both diamonds and gemstones thanks to its timeless beauty and ability to disperse the most amount of light throughout the stone.
With its modern appearance, the princess cut follows the round brilliant in popularity as its distinct square shape creates excellent sparkle.
A cushion-cut gemstone shape will feature rounded corners and larger facets to produce outstanding brilliance and maximise the beauty of the gem.
The pear cut, or teardrop as it’s also known, is an elegant, rounded shape with a pointed tip that showcases colour beautifully.
The ultimate symbol of love, the heart cut shape is ideal for the romantics among us and offers a beautiful shape for coloured gems, which helps magnify their shine.
The elegant emerald cut was originally designed to emphasise the vivid colour of emeralds, with the light bouncing brightly between its trimmed corners.
Perfectly proportioned, the oval cut has a similar brilliance and fire as round brilliant gemstones but with a more elongated shape creating the illusion of a bigger gem.
The asscher shape is essentially a square version of the emerald cut that’s truly unique. Its cut corners help to maximise the clarity of the gemstone.
The marquise cut has an elongated shape with two perfectly symmetrical pointed ends that reflects light beautifully for maximum sparkle and depth of colour.
Radiant cut gemstones have a similar shape to emerald cut gems but with facets cut similarly to round gems, giving them a more intense sparkle.
Types of Gemstone Jewellery
Gemstone Engagement Rings
If you’re looking for an engagement ring as unique as your love, our gemstone engagement rings are a perfect choice. From emerald and sapphire to ruby and even black or yellow diamond, you’ll easily find something different that your partner will cherish for the rest of your lives together.
Gemstone Diamond Rings
Ideal for birthday or anniversary gifts, gemstone rings are designed to impress. Choose a stunning birthstone gemstone ring, such as ruby, topaz, amethyst, peridot, sapphire and more, or a beautiful fancy-coloured diamond.
You’re spoilt for choice with our selection of stunning gemstone pendants. From vintage-inspired halos or timeless solitaires, we have a style to suit every preference, all adorned with beautiful gemstones such as yellow diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and more.
Whether you’re looking for studs, hoops or drop earrings for everyday wear or a special occasion, we have a wide range of beautiful gemstone earrings to suit every style, from sparkling sapphires to elegant emeralds.
Buy Gemstone Jewellery with Diamonds Factory
Buying gemstone jewellery, either for yourself or someone else, can sometimes feel a little overwhelming with so much to consider. If you have any queries or need a bit of extra help from a jewellery expert, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us by emailing, calling or even making an appointment to visit one of our showrooms.
Most gemstones are formed as minerals in the rocks of the earth’s crust, approximately 3-25 miles under the surface. These rocks are known as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, and each type creates different crystals, which, after very high pressures and temperatures, grow into the gemstones we see today. These gems are then mined from the earth and enhanced to bring you beautiful jewellery.
Gemstone jewellery instantly elevates any look. Adding sophistication while allowing you to express your individual style, gemstone jewellery is the perfect way to make a statement or achieve a subtle yet glamorous look. Most gemstones are also extremely durable, making them suitable for everyday wear, and can be passed down through generations as a sentimental piece of jewellery.
To ensure your gemstone jewellery retains its sparkle for as long as possible, you should take proper care and clean the pieces regularly. Here are some quick tips on how to look after your gemstone jewellery:
- Always remove jewellery before taking a bath or shower, so soap and other products don’t build up.
- Remove jewellery when applying creams or perfumes.
- Don’t wear gemstone jewellery while gardening, exercising or cleaning.
- Use a soft toothbrush and warm water to clean your jewellery.
- Take out jewellery insurance in case your gemstone jewellery gets lost, stolen or damaged.