What do you look for in a piece of gemstone jewellery?
Presumably you’re focusing on the gemstone or crystal, it needs to be prominent and usually the centre piece of the design.
if you can’t find ‘the’ piece what are your options?
Perhaps consider purchasing the gemstone then having the piece of jewellery made could be the answer, with modern jewellery making techniques the cost could be less than you think, especially if you’re looking for an important piece such as an engagement ring.
Recently we created this diamond platinum engagement for a customer from a design diagram they sent to us.
Browsing gemstones online is very easy and is a handy way to compare styles, cuts & colours of gems.
But remember being cost conscious there are alternatives, consider white sapphires instead of diamonds, spinel instead of ruby, green tourmalines or peridot instead of emeralds, citrine, fluorite, garnet, topaz all nice colour gems that are available at most budgets. Perhaps several smaller stones rather than one larger or perhaps a larger centre stone of tourmaline or a lower grade sapphire or aquamarine with high grade accent stones, the possibilities are many!
Remember that gemstones do increase in value, combined with precious metals, gold, platinum and even silver in the current economic climate they can become a reliable investment.