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4 Most Popular Gemstones

Many people only think of diamonds when considering fine jewelry. However, diamonds are not the only beautiful gemstones used in fine rings, necklaces, and earrings. In fact, many designers are using colorful gemstones to add pops of personality in trending pieces. So, what are the most popular gemstones?

Popular Gemstones in 2018


Sapphires have been popular with fine jewelers for many years, they are also continuing to grow in popularity today. These beautiful deep-colored gems are extremely hard to scratch; which make them great stones for everyday pieces. While many think sapphires only come in blue, this popular gem comes in a variety of colors such as violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. These alternative colors are sometimes known as “fancy sapphires.” Sapphires are found in only a few locations in the world which make them rare. The three most famous regions for blue sapphires are Kashmir, Burma and Sri Lanka.


Rubies are beautiful red gemstones that many people love and cherish. These strong and bright gemstones are used mostly in rings and necklaces and are sometimes incorporated into jewelry for anniversary gifts or engagement rings. These gemstones can range in color from bright red to dark maroon and are typically hard and tough stones. Rubies are found all in many places throughout the world, including Thailand, the Pailin and Samlout District of Cambodia, Burma, India, Afghanistan, Australia, Namibia, Colombia, Japan, Scotland, Brazil and in Pakistan.


Also, February’s birthstone, amethysts are popular gemstones due to their feminine and bright color. Ranging from deep purple to a light lilac, this gem has been worn for centuries by everyday men and women all over the world. Because of its affordability, you will even see this gem used in class rings and statement jewelry.

Paraiba Tourmaline

When you take one look at paraiba tourmaline it’s easy to see why so many love this beautiful gem. This up and coming gem is new to the industry and has a bright blue hue. Found in Brazil, these rare gemstones are only created under unusual circumstances. “Because of their rarity and unique colors, the quality and value factors for these gemstones differ from other varieties of tourmaline (International Gem Society, 2018).” Paraiba Tourmalines have, so far, only been found in copper-rich areas such as Brazil, Nigeria and Mozambique.

Where to Buy Popular Gemstones in Boston, MA

If you’re looking for beautiful gemstones for yourself or a loved one, visit Bromfield Jewelers in Boston, MA. Our family-owned business specializes in gemstone jewelry and can help you find a timeless piece that will last for generations. Visit our store today to see the beautiful gemstones we have available.

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