Girls all over the world adore the pink color. Because of that for the past few decades, pink gemstones become more popular than ever before. From diamonds, sapphires to topaz and pearls, you may find many gems that come in this lovely color. There is a lot of information on the internet about them and after reading this article I have decided to share my knowledge.
List of all popular pink gemstones found today is very long since many crystals come in this shade. Some of them are more abundant than others but here is the list of stones that jewelers love to use: quartz, sapphire, zircon, topaz, opal, tourmaline, pearls, and spinel.
Sapphire is one of the hardest crystals known to people, second hardest to diamonds. Although everyone knows about blue sapphires, they actually come in many other colors. Pink specimens are most popular and come in bright shades but muted ones can be found as well. Most expensive gems come in bright, vivid pink color. Compared to diamonds, pink sapphire is an affordable and common choice for engagement rings making them a great substitute.
This is an interesting gemstone that comes in many different shades of pink color. Being pretty easy to find in nature, they are affordable for everyone looking for interesting gemstone jewelry. Pink tourmaline price depends mostly on color intensity. This gemstone is very durable but can be scratched so if you choose to wear tourmaline on a daily basis pay a little bit of attention. Also, in order to intensify its color, it can be heat treated so your jeweler should inform about the process.
In nature, pink topaz is very rare and hard to find. For this reason, most of the pink topaz gemstones found in stores are enhanced using heat treating methods. This way low-quality pale and brown stones go through the heating process that changes and intensifies its color. This is a pretty hard gemstone that is great for daily wear.
This is a very rare gemstone and often mistaken for rubies and sapphires. Only recently geologists identified this crystal as different and since that time people are more interested in purchasing it. This crystal comes free of inclusions. Pink spinel is a very durable gemstone that is prone to fading if high heat is applied to make sure to keep it away from heat sources. Even though it is not abundant, spinel price is not very high.
People often mistake this mesmerizing gemstone for cubic zirconia that is used as a cheap diamond fake stone. In fact, zircon is almost as beautiful and shiny as diamond, with high transparency and luster. Pink zircon is probably the most popular colored zircon variety found in jewelry stores. It is always cut into a brilliant shape that intensifies its brilliance. Being softer than previously mentioned gemstones, it is brittle and not very resistant so there is always a chance that you will break it or chip it if not careful.
Pink (Rose) Quartz is very popular gemstone often used in jewelry. In jewelry, it is often cut in “cabochon” and then polished. Although you may find rings with this gemstone, it is more often used for making necklaces and bracelets. Pink specimens come in a wide range of pink color, from light to dark, can be also transparent and translucent. Since quartz is abundant and found all over the world its price is low so you may get it with ease in every jewelry store.
Before you add the first pink crystal to your jewelry collection consider all your reasons for making your purchase. If you plan to wear it on a daily basis get a more durable gem. This is especially important if you want to purchase an engagement ring since you will wear it every day. On the other hand, if you want earrings then you can go for softer gems like pearls.