Valentine’s Day may have been last week, but love is always in season! Red and pink are the colors of love, not only in February, but all year long and pieces of gemstone jewelry that feature them are excellent ways to express your affection. Let’s take a look at four gemstones that readily communicate love, whether you’re looking for a statement that’s sweet and romantic or want to declare your adoration with a piece that’s bold and unashamed.
The garnet has been admired for thousands of years and its saturated red sparkle always makes a statement, no matter what else is in fashion at any given time. And, as an added bonus, garnet jewelry is relatively affordable thanks to the garnet’s status as a semiprecious gemstone.
The Heart-Shaped Garnet and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold gives one of Apples of Gold’s bestselling heart rings a rich red twist by making it available in garnet. An eye-catching heart-shaped garnet, a full centimeter high, is the star of this romantic ring and it’s surrounded by a sweeping setting of 14K white gold and accented by four small diamonds. (If pink is more your thing, this style is also available with pink topaz as the Heart Shaped Pink Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold, as well as with several other semiprecious gemstones.)
The Heart-Cut Garnet Gemstone Necklace in 14K White Gold provides another romantic way to wear this striking stone as a 6mm-high heart-shaped garnet is showcased in a simple white gold setting. An 18-inch white gold chain is included so that this piece is ready to wear or to give.
The word “ruby” has come to be synonymous with the color red—it even comes from the Latin term for this hue. Thus, it’s far from surprising that ruby jewelry showcases a gem with a rich crimson hue. The ruby is one of the four classic precious gemstones and like the garnet, it’s been capturing attention for millennia—it’s even mentioned in the oldest biblical book: the book of Job. In ancient times, some cultures believed that a ruby’s appearance was the result of a fire that burned within it, making it a particularly fitting pick when you’re looking for a piece of gemstone jewelry that celebrates the love that has set your heart aflame.
In addition to its rich red sparkle, ruby jewelry has the added benefit of durability. It ranks a nine on the Mohs Scale—just a step below the diamond in hardness—giving it truly lasting beauty and rendering pieces like the Ruby and Diamond Flower Pendant in 10K White Gold ideal for passing on to future generations.
The Ruby Diamond Floral Ring in 14K White Gold would also make a lovely heirloom piece, and its simple yet stunning design ensures that it will be in good taste for decades—and generations—to come. A 6mm-high oval shaped-ruby, nearly a carat in weight, is hugged by two clusters of glittering diamonds; these stones work together to form a sparkling flower on either side of the center gem. This feminine yet striking ring is a gorgeous way to celebrate a love that’s always in bloom.
Pink may be color that’s generally through of as sweet and feminine, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be daring as well! Pieces of pink topaz jewelry testify to this fact as they display a gemstone that’s both bright and bold without giving up an ounce of its womanly charms.
The Pink Topaz and Diamond Halo Ring in 14K White Gold offsets the bright sparkle of pink topaz with the colorless glitter of 43 diamonds. An 8mm round pink topaz is the focal point of this timelessly classy ring, and it’s surrounded by a frame of channel-set diamonds that help its daring color stand out. Additional diamonds glitter from their places on the 14K white gold band.
The 3.40 Carat Emerald-Cut Pink Topaz Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold provides a chic pop of boldly romantic color for your ears thanks to a pair of 8mm-high rectangle-shaped gems. These emerald-cut pink topazes are held securely in timeless basket settings for a look that’s perpetually sophisticated.
Pink sapphire jewelry provides another daring optioning for wearing pink sparkle, and like the ruby, it has the added benefit of durability. Just like its blue counterpart, pink sapphire is quite hard, making it a pick with enduring beauty in addition to its ability to communicate your unabashed affection.
The Round Pink Sapphire Necklace in 14K White Gold showcases this gem in simple fashion, allowing the unique beauty of this stone to steal the show. A single round quarter-carat pink sapphire hangs elegantly from an 18-inch 14K white gold chain as it’s held in a gleaming four-prong setting.
If you’d prefer a look that’s a bit more head-turning, the 14K Rose Gold Asscher-Cut Pink Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring is one style you shouldn’t miss! This breathtaking ring creates a never-fading flower from a 5mm Asscher-cut pink sapphire and nearly a third carat of round diamonds. These 20 diamonds form two concentric circles around the brilliant center gem, creating the look of sparkling petals. A setting of gleaming 14K rose gold provides an extra touch of warmth and romance.
These red and pink gemstones are perfect for expressing love all year round! Choose one to communicate your affection in February and long after.