Know Your Gem Colours –

Know Your Gem Colours

(Last edited: 27 Aug 2020)


We know you can't keep your eyes off sparkly gemstones, like diamond and topaz. So can't we! But do you know your colours? How often have you come across a piece of jewellery with a unique shade of gemstone or cubic zirconia and you can't figure out what shade it is? Well, here's a little something to help you out.


These names are only shades of cubic zirconia, and not every gem out there exists in all of these shades. For example, there isn't chalcedony or any other gemstone in the shade of Pacific Opal.


In addition to that, some of the names above are also the names of gemstones, which can exist in other colours as well. One example is topaz, which is also the name of a particular gemstone that is colourless in its pure, natural form. Topaz (the gemstone) can also take on several colours depending on the type and amount of impurities in it, as well as the post-processing of the original stone.


Labradorite comes in different tones, like the one in blue seen here on our "Suze" Labradorite Stud Earrings.


When it comes to picking a gem colour for yourself, it's best to first know which metal colour suits your skin tone best - silver, gold or rose gold. From there, you will be better able to pick out gem colours that will match. If you need more tips, find out in this blog post which colours do not go together.


Place this post in your bookmark bar, save the picture - do whatever is best for you - so that you can refer to it whenever you need to. Our favourite shade from this lot is - well honestly, we can't decide. What about you?


*Disclaimer: We found this off the internet, like the true raccoons we are.

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