The deep red hue of garnet gemstones is quickly associated with love, passion, and romance, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. The rich color feels incredibly expensive and looks striking set in yellow or white gold. And, as an added bonus, garnet looks very similar to red sapphire (also known as rubies), but is a fraction of the cost, helping your budget to go even further.
Moonstone is a very captivating and mysterious-looking gemstone thanks to its unearthly glow which is created by light scattering through the layers of feldspar minerals that make up moonstone. Moonstone is believed to possess a deeply feminine energy and attract love and affection. Also, because moonstone comes in a variety of colors, from blue to pink to grey, and each have that unique luminescence, it makes for a deeply personal, one-of-a-kind gift for your loved one.
Peach-colored morganite has been on the upswing as the gemstone-of-choice for younger and trendier collectors. Morganite is a very affordable semi-precious gemstone so morganite jewelry tends to be more of the statement variety (think cocktail rings, dramatic earrings, and pendant necklaces). To heighten its sweet and sentimental appeal, morganite is often set in rose gold and occasionally surrounded by a halo of pavé diamonds.
To imbue your Valentine’s Day gift with even more warmth and romantic meaning, consider a jewelry gift of rose quartz. Rose quartz is known as the stone of unconditional love and, with its pale pink hue, is very soothing to look upon. The delicate looking gemstone exudes a dreamy allure and makes for a very tender gift idea.
With their white lustrous finish, pearls are said to symbolize love, purity, and beauty. Natural pearls are very delicate (only a 2.5-3.0 on the Mohs hardness scale) which heightens their feeling of preciousness. Pearls are a very traditional gemstone but are enjoying a resurgence in popularity as they have recently been incorporated into more modern minimalist designs.
If you want to make your gift even more personal to your loved one, consider a piece of jewelry set with their birthstone. Learn more about the history and meaning of each month’s birthstone, check out our blog post on the topic here!
By TrueFacet on 02/13/2019
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