Gemstone rings have been worn and admired for their beauty, colours, and healing powers in all cultures since antiquity. Often, we are drawn to a particular gemstone ring and would like to wear one, but are unsure about buying it. We wonder if the stones are real, worth the price and if the quality and craftsmanship are as good as it appears. We understand your hesitation, that's why we want you to know some basic facts about gemstones and gemstone rings to help you find the one you will love to wear and cherish for a long time to come.
• What’s so special about gemstone rings?
• Types of gemstone rings
• How to choose a gemstone ring
What’s so special about gemstone rings?
Gemstone rings are attractive because everyone loves the fascinating pop of colour they bring into our lives. Beautifully set gemstone rings draw constant attention and can lift anybody’s mood in no time. Moreover, gemstones are believed to have the power to attract good luck, health, and prosperity. Of all gemstone jewellery, the most popular are gemstone rings.
What are gemstones?
Gemstones are colourful or clear crystalline minerals or fossilified resins found in rocks. Their beauty lies in the myriad of colours they come in. When cut and polished, gemstones make attractive embellishments to adorn jewellery and ornaments.
Gemstones are broadly considered precious or semi-precious. Diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds are precious gemstones and, along with amethysts, make up the five cardinal gems of antiquity. Opals and lapis lazuli, and non-mineral organic materials, like pearls, amber, and coral, are considered semi-precious gemstones.
How to find quality gemstone rings online
Because of their rarity or enduring nature, gemstone rings are popular choices for engagement, anniversary, and promise rings. We have in our gemstone ring collections a beautiful array of gemstone rings in handcrafted designs at a range of price points. When you browse for gemstone rings, you can search by material, stones, pricing or designs.
Material Precious gemstone rings may be crafted in white, yellow, or rose gold or gold-plated sterling silver or affordable sterling silver.
PricingGenerally gemstone rings are priced based on the carat weight of the stone and the ring material. Large gemstone rings cost more than smaller ones. Clear and even coloured gemstones are more valuable than dull ones of uneven colour.
Gemstone ring settings and designGemstone rings in sterling silver and gold come in different types of settings such as prong, bezel, channel or pave. The gemstone ring design may comprise a single stone or several gemstones of the same type or a cluster of two or more different ones.
Birthstone or zodiac rings are another popular category of gemstone rings. For example, for the April-born, you can’t go wrong with a diamond gemstone ring; for the June-born, choose a gemstone ring with a pearl or moonstone; get a topaz or citrine ring for the November-born.
Choosing a gemstone ring
When looking to buy a gemstone ring, you need to know the following:
The correct ring size
Ring sizing is important. A gemstone ring that does not fit cannot be worn safely or comfortably. To understand how to buy a gemstone ring of the right size, check out our Ring Size Guide
How often will the gemstone ring be worn?
If the gemstone ring will be worn only occasionally, a delicate, raised prong setting would be gorgeous but if it is to be worn daily, choose a secure setting that will protect the gemstone.
How much can you spend on the ring?
If you are on a budget, choose a gold-plated or sterling silver gemstone ring, as these are more affordable. Otherwise, you could go for the finest quality gemstone ring set in 18k or 14k solid gold.
Check for authenticity certificate for the gemstone ring
Make sure you are getting a ring that is worth its price, which is determined by the quality of the gemstones and the material of the ring. Quality designers always specify the grading and quality of the gemstone used and hallmark the gold and silver material of the ring.
We hope you find the perfect gemstone ring in our handpicked collections.
Please contact us if you want clarification from jewellery experts about the quality or care of gemstones or if you have questions about the delivery time. We will be delighted to help.