What do you look for when selecting a piece of jewelry? Chances are that it is many factors including its shape, its size, and a certain intangible element that appeals to you. However, there is also a very high probability that one of the attributes that makes a beautiful piece of jewelry really catch your eye is its color.
Notwithstanding the fact that there is a plethora of stunning pieces of monochromatic jewelry, it is the colorful pieces that really push the right buttons and place a smile on your face. Color generates emotions above and beyond those created from looking at a piece of “plain” jewelry. And this is not at all surprising. Color has long been associated with emotion – hope you haven’t been feeling blue today.
Color in Gemstones
The most popular and best known gemstone is diamonds. Although there are numerous types of colored diamonds that cover the color spectrum, most people are unaware that these colors exist and are only aware of the colorless gems. Colored diamonds, as a rule of thumb, greatly exceed the value of colorless stones as they are much rarer.
This brings us to the lesser known but no less beautiful gemstones. Vying for preeminence with diamonds in the pantheon of great gemstones are emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. “Ruby red” and “emerald green” are expressions often used in day to day that have crossed the language divide and to epitomize the depth of a certain color. “Sapphire blue” is yet another expression used to describe the depth of the color blue; however, in this instance, the description may not be completely accurate.
The color of sapphires runs the spectrum of the rainbow. Coming in an infinite range of tones and hues of pink, red, gold, green, blue, gray, purple, and white, these stunning colors are something that only nature could create.
Rainbow Sapphire jewelers are few and far between. To create a Rainbow Sapphire ring, Rainbow Sapphire Bracelet, or Rainbow Sapphire earrings and integrate all the colors with the design elements takes a certain skill and eye that a designer is born with and cannot be developed.
The finest rainbow sapphires emanate from the Umba River Valley in Tanzania. They are beautiful and possess immaculate color, and are highly prized by those in the know. Rainbow sapphire jewelry is in great demand – and for good reason; it is unique, rare, and the color generates emotions that only color can generate.