Jewelry Styles and Inspiration


Trends and styles of gemstone jewelry with many examples to be inspired by.

Anniversary Gifts By Year

Anniversary Gifts By Year

Each wedding anniversary is associated with a gemstone. Our chart tells you the best gemstone anniversary gifts by year.
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Moss Agate Engagement Ring Guide

Moss Agate Engagement Ring Guide

Looking for an alternative to diamonds? A moss agate engagement ring makes a beautiful, affordable, and unconventional choice.
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Jade Engagement Ring Guide

Jade Engagement Ring Guide

Jade is an elegant choice for an engagement ring stone. Our jade engagement ring guide will show you how to...
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Sapphire Engagement Ring Guide: Something Blue

Sapphire Engagement Ring Guide: Something Blue

Rare, beautiful, and expensive, sapphires will really wow when brides need “something blue.” When you’re shopping for sapphire engagement ring...
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Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

What is Turkish purple jade? Learn about the qualities of this rare, beautiful, and versatile gemstone and see it transformed...
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June Birthstone: Pearl

June Birthstone: Pearl

What is the Birthstone for June? The birthstone representing June is the pearl. Individuals born in June are truly lucky...
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May Birthstone: Emerald

May Birthstone: Emerald

What is the Birthstone for May? The birthstone representing May is emerald, a rich green variety of the diverse beryl...
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32 Green Gemstones (How Many Do You Know?)

32 Green Gemstones (How Many Do You Know?)

A favorite color for nature-inspired designs, green gemstones never go out of style. Learn which of these 32 green gems...
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April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

What is April’s Birthstone? The birthstone representing April is diamond. The vast majority of diamonds are transparent, colorless, and show...
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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

What is the March Birthstone? The modern birthstone representing March is aquamarine. Famed for millennia for its pure and even...
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November Birthstones: Citrine and Yellow Topaz

November Birthstones: Citrine and Yellow Topaz

What is the November Birthstone? The most common birthstone for November is yellow topaz however citrine, another lovely yellow gemstone,...
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August Birthstones: Peridot and Spinel

August Birthstones: Peridot and Spinel

What is the August Birthstone? Periodot and spinel are the modern birthstones for August. Those born in this month are...
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September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone: Sapphire

What is the birthstone for September? The birthstone for September is sapphire. Sapphires are members of the gem species corundum....
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July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

What is the July Birthstone? The July birthstone is ruby – the red variety of the gem species, corundum. Corundum...
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October Birthstones: Pink Tourmaline and Opal

October Birthstones: Pink Tourmaline and Opal

Those born in October are lucky to have two beautiful birthstones to choose from. Pink tourmaline is the modern birthstone...
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February Birthstone: Amethyst

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst, the February birthstone, comes in beautiful purple colors and makes a durable jewelry stone. Learn more about this wonderful...
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January Birthstone: Garnet

January Birthstone: Garnet

You can shop for these gorgeous diamond and garnet drop earrings at James Allen. What Color is Garnet? Garnets are...
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December Birthstones: Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise

December Birthstones: Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise

What is December’s Birthstone? Those born in December are lucky to be able to choose from four gorgeous blue gemstones:...
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Choosing the Best Colored Gemstones for Engagement Rings

Choosing the Best Colored Gemstones for Engagement Rings

Looking for alternatives to a classic diamond engagement ring? Learn about your options and see some wonderful photos of colored...
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Ten Big, Beautiful, and Affordable Engagement Ring Stones

Ten Big, Beautiful, and Affordable Engagement Ring Stones

Looking for a gem that will make a big impression on your finger, not your wallet? These ten gems make...
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Colorful Options: Choosing Topaz Engagement Ring Stones

Colorful Options: Choosing Topaz Engagement Ring Stones

You can probably find a topaz engagement ring stone in your favorite color at a reasonable price. Learn what to...
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23 Red Gemstones: Which are Best for Rings?

23 Red Gemstones: Which are Best for Rings?

If you like red, ruby isn’t your only gemstone option. Here are 23 different red gemstones. Learn which ones are...
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37 Blue Gemstones (Names, Pics, & More)

37 Blue Gemstones (Names, Pics, & More)

Symbolic of sea and sky, blue has always been a popular color for gems. Learn how to assess color in...
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19 Yellow Gemstones (With 9 Best Gems for Rings!)

19 Yellow Gemstones (With 9 Best Gems for Rings!)

From bright, sunny colors to deep golden hues, yellow gemstones are warm and inviting. Learn how to assess the quality...
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Unique Gem Materials for Jewelry Design

Unique Gem Materials for Jewelry Design

Some gems have an appeal beyond their appearance. If you’re looking for a gem with a story to tell, try...
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Mint Tourmalines: Gemstones for Our Times

Mint Tourmalines: Gemstones for Our Times

Mint tourmalines, with their pastel shades and great clarity, are becoming more popular. Learn why these gems are well-suited to...
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Gemstone Cufflinks Guide

Gemstone Cufflinks Guide

Wearing gemstone cufflinks is a great way to add personality and style to a standard tuxedo. Learn how to choose...
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10 Rare Engagement Ring Stones that Won’t Break the Bank

10 Rare Engagement Ring Stones that Won’t Break the Bank

Not all rare gemstones cost a fortune. If you’re looking for something different but affordable for your wedding, here are...
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Parti Sapphires: the Colored Gemstones for 2021

Parti Sapphires: the Colored Gemstones for 2021

Parti sapphires can show two or three colors at the same time. Learn why recent trends will soon make these...
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Red and More: Choosing Garnet Engagement Ring Stones

Red and More: Choosing Garnet Engagement Ring Stones

Garnets come in a wide range of colors, not just classic red, and many are relatively affordable. Learn how to...
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Ten Rare and Expensive Engagement Ring Stones

Ten Rare and Expensive Engagement Ring Stones

These ten gems are some of the rarest and most desired in the world. If money is no object, consider...
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Mermaid Sapphires: the Next Big Thing in Engagement Ring Stones

Mermaid Sapphires: the Next Big Thing in Engagement Ring Stones

Mermaid sapphires are the rarest type of teal sapphires. Learn all about these blue-green gems that could soon become popular...
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Teal Sapphires: Gemstones of Harmony

Teal Sapphires: Gemstones of Harmony

Teal sapphires feature blue and green colors in a beautiful combination. Learn all about these gems and why they might...
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Combining Stones in Jewelry

Combining Stones in Jewelry

Combining stones can be more than adding diamond accents to colored gemstone jewelry. Explore colored stone combos and learn how...
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Raw Stone Jewelry Design and Care

Raw Stone Jewelry Design and Care

There’s no denying the raw stone jewelry trend. Read this article for tips on incorporating raw stones into your jewelry...
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How Can Gem Buyers Protect Themselves from Fraud?

How Can Gem Buyers Protect Themselves from Fraud?

How can gem buyers avoid undisclosed gem treatments and substitutions? Learn why it's best to deal with expert gem cutters...
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Citrine Engagement Ring Guide

Citrine Engagement Ring Guide

Sunny and bright, citrines symbolize health and happiness. Our citrine engagement ring guide will show you how to pick the...
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Tourmaline Engagement Ring Stones: the Ultimate Guide

Tourmaline Engagement Ring Stones: the Ultimate Guide

Thinking about a tourmaline engagement ring? Learn everything you need to know to buy your perfect gem, from hardness and...
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Meteorite Jewelry: An Introduction

Meteorite Jewelry: An Introduction

Meteorites can make beautiful, unique jewelry. This primer on meteorite terminology will help you buy the perfect meteorite jewelry piece...
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Emerald Quality Simplified

Emerald Quality Simplified

Evaluating emerald quality, especially clarity, can be very complex. Navneet Gems & Minerals has proposed the following system for grading...
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Choosing an Emerald Engagement Ring Stone

Choosing an Emerald Engagement Ring Stone

If you like green, you’ll love an emerald engagement ring. However, judging emerald quality is complicated. Learn how to find...
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Choosing a Ruby Engagement Ring Stone

Choosing a Ruby Engagement Ring Stone

A traditional favorite, a ruby engagement ring stone symbolizes love and passion. Learn how to find the gem that best...
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Vintage Engagement Rings: Guide to Four Eras

Vintage Engagement Rings: Guide to Four Eras

Vintage engagement rings come in many different styles, but designs from four eras are very popular today. Learn more and...
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Classic Engagement Ring Stones

Classic Engagement Ring Stones

Emerald, ruby, sapphire, and diamond are the most popular choices for classic engagement ring stones. Learn more about these traditional...
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Engagement Ring Setting: What's Your Style?

Engagement Ring Setting: What's Your Style?

Choosing a setting is the most important decision when shopping for a ring. Read about your options in this comprehensive...
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7 Stunning but Delicate Engagement Ring Stones

7 Stunning but Delicate Engagement Ring Stones

With protective settings and special care, these 7 beautiful but delicate engagement ring stones can help you make a unique...
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Should I Buy a Diamond Online?

Should I Buy a Diamond Online?

Do you want to buy a diamond for an engagement ring? Don't. Still want to buy a diamond? OK. Here...
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An Incredible Union of Colors: Choosing Opal Engagement Ring Stones

An Incredible Union of Colors: Choosing Opal Engagement Ring Stones

Celebrate your unique love story with an opal engagement ring stone. Though opals require extra care, no other gem combines...
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Choosing Pearl Engagement Ring Stones

Choosing Pearl Engagement Ring Stones

Although natural pearls are extremely rare and expensive, the availability of cultured pearls makes it easier to buy this classic,...
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Gem Trends 2018: Ultra Violet Gems and More

Gem Trends 2018: Ultra Violet Gems and More

What will 2018 bring to the world of gems and jewelry? Learn about the latest gem trends — everything from...
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How to Use a Color Wheel for Gem Faceting

How to Use a Color Wheel for Gem Faceting

A color wheel and mixing chart can help novice gem cutters evaluate how well colors will mix in a finished...
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10 Most Famous Celebrity Gemstone Rings

Colored gemstone engagement rings are a trend that has been around for awhile, and the results are unforgettable and beautiful....
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Jewelry Design

Jewelry Design

Jewelry, is composed of precious metals and rare gems. Even in jewelry made for every day use, the components can...
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Weaved Bracelets of Trabzon

Weaved Bracelets of Trabzon

First masters of weaving in Trabzon were Haci Mehmet from Dagistan and Ibrahim Horolu from Caucasian Turks which proves that...
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