Looking to add just the right splash of color to your jewelry? Gemstones and colored Swarovski crystals are some of the most popular, offering a wide mix of styles and shades. When combined with a beautiful diamond or glass bead, they make a bold statement that looks good no matter where you are. Use this brief guide to gemstones to learn more about these precious stones and how to incorporate them into handcrafted jewelry

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Sapphire –
Among the most popular blue gemstones is sapphire. Once believed to protect the wearer from evil and bring them good health, sapphire stones are incorporated nicely into both rings and necklaces. The stones vary from a cornflower blue to a deep blue and are known for their rich color.

Aquamarine – Don't you just think of the sea when you picture aquamarine? This ocean-colored stone ranges from a light pastel blue to a deep blue-green. It is commonly seen in single-stone necklaces and rings, but it can be combined with diamonds for a very luxurious look.

Topaz –  This gemstone is known for its durability, so it is a very common sight in high-end jewelry. Topaz has a very rich, thick color that ranges greatly, so it is easy to get the exact shade you want. Topaz is easy to work with and looks great with almost anything.

Tanzanite – This gemstone is always growing in popularity. It is a unique blend of purple and blue, giving you the best of both worlds.

Swarovski crystals - Crystals have always been an important part of designing jewelry. Modern designers use crystals because they come in almost any color imaginable. Try mixing red, purple, blue, yellow, green, and orange crystals together to create something truly unique.

When it comes to making a statement by adding color to handcrafted jewelry, there are a lot of options available. Contact us to see some of the best luxury rings and necklaces on the market.

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