Our Favourite Choice of Gemstones for Rings



“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Marilyn Monroe said so in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949). But, apart from diamonds, we like a good piece of ruby, sapphire or emerald. These four are our favourite gemstones for a ring. Do you know their features?


Diamonds are extremely rare, with concentrations of at most parts per billion in source rock. Before the 20th century, most diamonds were found in alluvial deposits.

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A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. Its quality is determined by its color, cut, and clarity.

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Like rubies, sapphires are a variety of gem-quality corundum. They are typically blue, but natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors. The only color which sapphire cannot be is red.

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Emeralds are cyclosilicates. A fine one must possess not only a pure verdant green hue as described below, but also a high degree of transparency to be considered a top gem.

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