"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. "
- Winston Churchill
“Jewelry is like the perfect spice- it always complements what’s already there” – Diane Von Furstenberg
A piece of studded jewelry is like a stunning work of art. Whether it’s a necklace, bracelet, cuff or a set of earrings, no jewelry is complete without adding gorgeous, colourful gemstones to it. If you are going to buy jewelry sometime soon or are a gemstone-lover, then it’s important for you to know which gemstones are the most valuable and sought-after.
Here’s a list of the 5 most popular gemstones which have stood the test of time :
Regal and captivating are the two words that best describe this precious stone. Sapphire has always been one of the beloved gemstones of royals and celebrities. The beautiful blue colour is due to the small amount of titanium and iron mixed in it, while the main component is alumina. Sapphire is also known as the ‘September birthstone’ or ‘September Gemstone’, symbolizing loyalty.
Known as the king of gemstones, Diamonds are natural minerals. They can be cut into different shapes like oval, heart-shaped, round, pear-shaped and marquise. This is what makes this precious stone so evergreen.
This gorgeous green stone is sure to give any piece of jewellery some added glamour and elegance. It is one of the oldest gemstones and was first discovered in Egypt. Emerald has been the favourite of many royal families, thanks to its brilliant shimmer and opulence.
Ruby is either red or pink depending upon the level of chromium content in it. They spell luxury and are a symbol of supreme authority. They are also used as the birthstone for July. Ruby symbolizes goodness and permanence.
This amazing stone is the purple variety of quartz and represents happiness, love and wealth. Not many people know this, but Amethyst was once considered more precious than diamonds.