The fashion industry is constantly changing and adapting to fit the times and the same comes with jewelry. One of the biggest trends that we’re seeing is big and bold gemstone pieces. There are so many options that you can go with in this style but we wanted to share a couple of our favorites.
Blue Lapis is a stunning gem that really grabs your attention and makes a statement when you wear it. The rich royal blue color really stands out when set in rose gold, this combination makes a gorgeous piece that can be worn for most any occasion. Lapis lazuli is a dark blue microcrystalline rock that sparkles with golden pyrite inclusions, much like twinkling stars at night.
This isn’t a new color; the bold blues in Renaissance paintings were inspired by the blue in lapis lazuli. This color was seen in rich blue seas, skies and even the robes of the Virgin Mary. Lapis Lazuli was also thought to be a strong medicine by the Romans—they believed that it was a powerful aphrodisiac.
Another hot color in gemstones is Hematite which has a rich gray color that really displays a modern elegance about it. When Hematite is cut correctly, the artisan can really bring out the iridescent grey hues within the stone which are absolutely gorgeous. These provocative shades of charcoal really pop when set in white gold. It’s another perfect example of a piece that can be worn day or night, and with a elegant gown or jeans.
The name hematite comes from the Greek word “ema” which means blood because the particles from the stone cutting are deep red in color. It is primarily found in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Venezuela.
Whatever gemstone you go with you’ll notice the variations in color and brilliance of the stones. These two gorgeous gemstones are very fashionable right now and can be a great addition to your jewelry collection.