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Gemstones & Their Meanings

Gemstones & their meanings

While moissanite will always be our favourite gemstone, there are so many beautiful jewels in the world that would be remiss for us not to discuss.

Plus, as jewellery design styles develop and modernise, there are many divine new ways to include other gemstones in your moissanite engagement ring or wedding band. The Moissanite Company only utilises laboratory created gemstones.

Let’s begin with highlighting some of the most popular gemstones and their meanings.

Sapphire:
The birthstone for September, sapphires come in a few different colours, but the most common and well known is a royal blue gemstone, and many believe it attracts blessings, abundance and gifts. Incredibly durable, sapphire measures a 9 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it the third hardest gemstone after diamond and moissanite.

Emerald: 
A beautiful green gemstone, emeralds are the birthstone for May and have a reputation of popularity amongst royalty. In ancient times, emeralds represented rebirth and fertility, love and hope. Measuring a 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, emerald is a durable choice for everyday wear.

Ruby:
As the birthstone for July, rubies are beautifully red in colour, ranging from deep red to lighter pink tones. They are highly durable, measuring a 9 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, on par with sapphire. Believed to represent passion, power, courage, and love, rubies have remained popular for centuries and are in the same gemstone family as sapphires.

Opal:
Uniquely beautiful, opals are colourful and iridescent, with stunning flashes of light giving them a kaleidoscope-like appearance. Ancient Romans believed it was the most powerful and precious of all gemstones, due to it featuring the colours of all other stones. It is the birthstone for October, and measures approximately a 6 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. 

Amethyst:
Renowned for its incredible purple-violet colour, amethyst is the birthstone for February and is naturally abundant in locations like Brazil. They are said to bring tranquility and calm, and measure a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. 

Aquamarine:
Aquamarine is a beautiful blue-green gemstone, with its name derived from a Latin word meaning “water of the sea”. It has a unique sparkle, and measures a 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. In ancient times, it was believed to bring calmness to the sea, and protect those on open waters. 


Whether you want to include yours or your partners birthstone, or simply a gemstone of meaning, here at The Moissanite Company, we utilise synthetic gemstones that can be incorporated into your ring design in a few different ways. 

The most popular way is to add a small hidden gemstone into the band of your ring, usually on the underside of the centre stone setting. We can also add one, or change all the stones in a hidden halo to a gemstone of your choice. 

Our synthetic gemstones can also be used as the centre stone of your trilogy or solitaire ring, as side stones, or in another creative way based on your vision. 

To discuss your custom ring design ulitising gemstones, get in touch via our Complete Custom enquiry form.

Here at The Moissanite Company, we value your love story. Based in Brisbane, Australia, we utilise the highest quality Moissanite and pair this with impeccable craftsmanship to bring your forever ring to life. We pride ourselves on being Bespoke, Ethical and Affordable. We also commit to a sustainable ‘now’ and ‘future’. We are on a mission to positively influence the jewellery industry, and provide customers with the sparkle they desire, at a price they can afford, with the environment front of mind, always! Here at the Moissanite Company, we plant a tree for every ring sold, by donating to Trillion Trees - an Australian organisation that is dedicated to improving our mother earth. Get in touch today to receive a no-obligation quote from one of our jewellery experts.

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