coloured gemstones

Spoil your loved ones and celebrate the new year with a piece of jewellery that is not only stunning, but reflective of their individual style and personality. Not sure where to start? Artisanal jeweller Michael Fallah (also known as Mick The Jeweller –, explains the various coloured gemstones and their meanings to help you to decide on the perfect gemstone!


The latest trend to sweep across Hollywood’s red carpets are the stunningly rare and effortlessly stylish black diamonds, as seen on A-listers like Jay Z, Emily Blunt and Julie Bowen. The uniqueness of the black diamond is best captured in Carrie’s iconic proposal in Sex and the City where she receives a black diamond engagement ring because she’s “not like anyone else.”


A classic for a reason, white diamonds symbolise cleanliness, purity and kindness. A firm favourite among wealthy celebrities, white diamonds can be seen adorning the likes of Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Beyoncé. While size can be impressive, don’t overlook the other C’s, such as colour, clarity and cut, which all make a big impact on the quality and look of a diamond.


Violet, lavender or purple gemstones are exotic, stand out pieces, worn only by the most fashion-forward and bold celebrities, like Katy Perry and Sophia Vergara, who like to make a statement with their red carpet outfits. Symbolising mystery and royalty, popular purple gemstones include amethyst, sapphire and tourmaline.


The warmth and vibrancy of orange gemstones, like Citrine, are said to increase creativity and boost stamina and energy. Perfect for those who are looking for something different yet elegant, orange gemstones have been seen on chic celebrities like Jessica Chastain and Kate Winslet.


Yellow diamonds have been a popular choice of engagement rings for celebrities looking for an alternative to white diamonds. Olivia Palermo, Heidi Klum and Carrie Underwood are all big fans of yellow diamonds which are said to represent creativity and intellectual energy.


Spurred on by Kate Middleton’s stunning heirloom sapphire ring, blue gemstones have experienced a surge in popularity. Symbolising trust, peace and youth, popular blue gemstones include aquamarine, sapphire, tanzanite and topaz.


Feminine and stylish, pink is the colour of choice when it comes to diamonds for Hollywood divas like Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez. Pink diamonds symbolise love and beauty and are the most expensive type of diamonds. Non-diamond pink gemstones include rose quartz, morganite and kunzite.


Red gemstones, including Garnets and Rubies, are said to represent confidence, courage, action and vitality. Popular with celebrities including Heidi Klum, Natalie Portman and Jessica Simpson, who received a ruby engagement ring in honour of her July birthday.


A truly show stopping colour, green gems like emerald, jade and sapphires are the ultimate marker of individuality and style. Worn by style icons, like Angelina Jolie and Jackie Kennedy, green gems are both modern yet timeless.