Which gemstone should I pick?

You will have numerous choices and you pick your ideal gemstone for many different reasons. Some people pick according to their partners birthstone. Such as Diamond for April, Emerald for May, Ruby for July or Sapphire for September.

Listed below are four of most popular gemstones for engagement rings.


Emerald is the green variety of Beryl, which is the most famous and valuable green gemstone. It’s beautiful colour and rarity make it one of the most expensive gemstones and deep green being the most desirable hue.

Emeralds are found in Columbia, Brazil and Zambia.


Ruby is the most famous and fabled red gemstone. It is distinguished for its bright colour and it is a most desirable gem due to it’s hardness, durability, lustre and variety.

Ruby is the red variety of the mineral Corundum. Sapphire the other gem variety of Corundum, encompasses all colours except red. In essence, Ruby is a Sapphire since Ruby and Sapphire are identical in all properties except for the colour.

Rubies are found in Thailand, Burma, Madagascar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India.


Sapphire is the precious and valuable blue gemstone. It is very desirable due to its colour, hardness, durability and lustre. The name sapphire encompasses all other varieties and colours of Corundum, except Ruby.

They are found in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, Australia and the USA. Besides coming in Blue, you will also find white, yellow, purple, pink and multi coloured Sapphires.


Diamond is the most famed and fabled of all gemstones. They are renowned for being the hardest substance on earth. With its sparkling fire, durability and rarity, making diamonds the most prized of all gems.

Most diamonds are colourless or very faintly coloured. However coloured diamonds, known as fancies can be extremely rare and very valuable.

They are found in Africa and Russia.

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