Gemstones For Winter
Winter is the coldest season of the year where we all look to keep warm and feel cozy. The season starts in the most special way as Christmas brings the family together to exchange gifts, enjoy a delicious meal and much more. New Year’s Eve also represents a perfect opportunity to declare your love for someone as the clock strikes midnight to signal a new year.
When buying jewellery during winter, you’re likely looking for pieces that truly represent the season. Whether you’re planning to get engaged or buying a gift, there are luscious winter gemstones available that make jewellery look truly special.
While traditional winter gemstones such as Quartz, Zircon, Moonstone and Turquoise are popular with some, there are other options available for you to wear during the colder months. Here are Diamond Heaven’s choices of the perfect gemstones for winter.
Blue is the colour of water which can take the form of ice on colder days. So it should be of no surprise that we are recommending aquamarine. Its name derives from the colour of sea water and is the blue to blue-green member of the beryl family. Despite that, we often use blue as a colour to represent the cold, making it ideal to adorn during these months. Whether that’s on a diamond ring or even a pendant, aquamarine will make those winter blues sparkle beautifully.
Emeralds are one of the “big four” gemstones and remain an incredibly popular choice for buyers. While green emerald is the most sought after version of the stone, blue emeralds are still a beguiling stone to wear. Throughout history, emeralds have taken on a meaning of truth and love. It was said that the emerald is the gemstone of the goddess Venus, who represented love and hope for all. Meanwhile, the Egyptians saw emeralds as the source of eternal life. It’s no wonder that a blue emerald makes for a perfect gemstone for any profession of love or engagement during the winter months.
When anyone thinks of sapphires, they think of the incredible blue shine it radiates whenever the light hits the stone. This magnificent stone is the epitome of wisdom and royalty and the choice of stones of the upper echelons of society. The stone is considered sacred and is steeped in lore in pretty much every religion in the world, offering a symbol of power, strength, kindness and wisdom. If you’re planning to pop the question in the winter or want a treat for yourself, a piece of jewellery featuring a sapphire is perfect for the colder months of the year.
What is there to say about diamonds that hasn’t already been said? Well, they are nicknamed ice because of their crystal clear look. They also conduct heat incredibly well, so if you touch an enormous diamond, be prepared for a frosty reception. There are no better gemstones that truly reflect winter like diamonds - not that you shouldn’t wear diamond rings, purchase an engagement ring or gift a piece of any diamond jewellery at any time throughout the year!
Winter, of course, makes you think of the short days and long nights. If you want a gemstone to reflect the darker feel of the season, then look no further than a black diamond. It took until the 20th century for the stone to gain in popularity, but famously was a stone of choice for the engagement rings worn by Carmen Electra and Kat Von D.
Black diamonds get their natural colour from large quantities or clouds of tiny mineral inclusions such as graphite, hematite or pyrite that go right through the stone. While not as popular as its ice type, buying a black diamond ring ensures the wearer a unique piece of jewellery.
Rubies have had a place as a traditional winter gemstone for many years. The gemstone has been used as part of Winter Solstice celebrations right across the world. The stone also represents passion, prosperity and protection, making it a popular stone to give to a love as a gift or a sign of commitment. If you’re planning an engagement this New Year’s Eve, rubies are the ideal stone for making good intentions for the following year.
Sometimes mistaken for sapphire, tanzanite’s stunning blue hue makes for an incredible stone. There’s a belief that tanzanite helps stimulate the mind while the high vibration of the stone helps stimulate the throat and preserve youthfulness. Tanzanite is a popular choice for pendants and earrings, bringing a level of elegance and sophistication to any special occasion look.
If you’re looking for a piece of jewellery featuring a winter gemstone, browse our range online today. You can also book an appointment with us, online or in store, where our expert team is ready to help you find the perfect piece and guide you through the buying process. Choose your gemstones for winter today for yourself or a special someone.