There’s never a bad time to add a new gemstone to your jewellery box. But if you’re wondering what you should get, consider opting for a piece that comes with a birth stone that corresponds to your birth month. Not only is it more meaningful and personal, wearing your birth stone is said to bring you good fortune, luck and protection.
But even if you don’t believe in such hearsay, these precious gems are still a great way to include colour to your outfit. Below are our suggestions for what you can get:
This ring is modelled after the aigrette tiara — a symbol of aristocracy — and is set with a pear-shaped 0.80 carat rhodolite garnet. Part of Chaumet’s collection that draws inspiration from the elegance of Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife Empress Joséphine, it is also paved with brilliant-cut diamonds and round pink sapphires on top of a white and pink gold band. The result? A gleaming, timeless piece that will draw attention. Btw, Garnet symbolises strength and endurance, so that’s another excuse to get this piece.
Said to be a piece befitting of a modern-day empress, this majestic Chopard ring uses white gold in a filigree pattern to complement the rich purple amethyst. We like that the elegant number looks like a blossoming flower on your finger. The birth stone for those born in the second month of the year, amethyst represents truth and intuition so let this piece give you a fresh new perspective.
Nature lovers should love this one. While the main star of the piece is a clear bluish-green aquamarine, the stone is surrounded by a plethora of colourful flowers and insects to recreate the fantastical Christian Dior garden in Milly-la-Forêt. Aquamarine is said to heighten courage and bestow happiness so put on this ring to help you make big life decisions.
Mention Cartier and the iconic Love bracelet probably comes to the mind of most. This set however, is taken up a notch with the inclusion of four brilliant-cut diamonds worth 0.42 carats. It costs a princely sum, for sure, but not only are diamonds a girl’s best friend, it also represents love and purity. Worth it.
Baguette-cut emerald stones totalling 0.90 carats are juxtaposed against a sleek 18-karat gold band in this Suzanne Kalan piece to create a unique, modern creation. The vivid gems will shine against a white outfit. A stone favoured by royalties of yore, this green stone symbolises wisdom and truth — a great help on challenging days.
Touting over 15 ways to wear and style this necklace, this Carrie K. creation was part of founder Carolyn Kan’s mission to modernise the unchanging pearl necklace that can feel a tad staid. The versatile number can also be adorned with clips from her other collections. With pearls said to represent generosity and integrity, you’ll feel like a regal figure wearing this piece.
Photo: Carrie K.
This Jacquie Aiche carved feather-shaped cow bone charm draws inspiration from Native American iconography. Best of all, this gorgeous pair of drop earrings comes adorned with trillion-cut rubies totalling 0.60 carats and a row of brilliant-cut diamonds. Ruby signifies life and passion so let that shine when you wear these earrings with a stunning red dress.
Photo: Jacquie Aiche
Dangling from a 14k yellow gold cable chain, the teardrop-shaped peridot gemstone is accented with a trio of paved diamonds. The clear green gem represents joy and rejuvenation, so it will help soothe your tired mind after a long day at work. Bonus: This delicate piece also brings focus to your sexy cleavage.
Photo: Blue Nile
Made with the iconic snake motif, the Serpenti is one of Bvlgari’s stalwart collection. Here, we’ve chosen its ring which is made with white gold and paved with 0.76 carat diamonds. The finishing touch — a pair of striking 0.43 carat sapphire eyes. The popular sapphire symbolises fidelity and positivity, and this ring not only encourages that, it also makes you look fierce AF.
Set against gold earrings, these delicate and simple stud earrings from Wwake comes with 0.12 carats of prismatic opals, perfect for those looking for something low-key yet colourful. Opal is believed to keep the wearer away from harm and to give hope, so wear these for a dose of optimism.
These drop earrings are made with 18-karat gold and each side comes with two cushion cut topaz stones that total 8.1 carats. The sky blue gemstone is thought to represent creativity and affection, and the bright colour of this piece certainly demonstrates playfulness.
Photo: Lisa Eldridge
These understated drop earrings from Monica Vinader is made with turquoise and rose gold, and the gemstone can vary from stone to stone between bright blue and forest green. How unique. Turquoise is said to have protective qualities for health and wisdom, so wear it not only for style, but to boost your wellbeing as well.
Photo: Monica Vinader
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