Loose Gemstones

Welcome to Loose Gemstones, a web site for lovers of all types of gemstones, where you can find information on gemstone colours, cuts, meanings, properties, origins and also where to buy loose gemstones. So whether you are an amateur jewellery maker, collector, looking to buy a birthstone or piece of jewellery, or perhaps simply looking to buy a gemstone, we hope you can find some useful information here at Loose Gemstones. Click on the links for each type of gemstones below or on the right to find out more...

Agate Alexandrite Amber Amethyst Aquamarine Citrine
Cubic Zirconia Emerald Garnet Iolite Jade Lapis
Malachite Moonstone Onyx Opal Pearl Peridot
Ruby Sapphire Tanzanite Topaz Tourmaline Turquoise

About Gemstones

Most gemstones are made from minerals, which are cut, polished, and turned into different kinds of jewellery. However, some types of organic materials (amber or pearl for example), and even some kinds of rocks (lapis, for example) are also classified under the title of gemstones, especially as they are often used for jewellery too. A great many gemstones are very hard, which is why they are used to create pieces of jewellery that can survive for hundreds of years. However, there are some kinds that are more flexible. These softer kinds are usually used because of their incredible beauty or their shine. Some gemstones are incredibly common, whereas others are near on impossible to get your hands on. This Betsson rarity obviously affects the price you'll pay for a particular piece. Luxurious and timeless, gemstones in jewellery are not only ideal for a beautiful gift, but they are also a great investment.

Loose Gemstones and Jewellery

Gems, jewels, precious or semi-precious stones: whatever you like to call them, they look beautiful in a piece of jewellery or some other type of ornamentation. From rock-bottom prices to high-end, glamorous 'ice', gemstones look great with any outfit, and they're a great way of giving evening wear a bit more pizzazz and sparkle. If you're looking into buying yourself or a special someone a piece of timeless jewellery, something with a precious or semi-precious stone within it is often the best choice. They come in all kinds of jewellery, from necklaces, earrings, bangles, bracelets, ankle chains, to engagement rings. And for the more flamboyant, there's always a tiara! But of course, you need to think long and hard about what type of stone you or your loved one want. There are so many types of gemstone available, and each has a personality of its own. So have a good look around to find the perfect piece for that perfect person.

See our individual pages for each type of gemstone to find out more, plus see some fine examples of the gemstones you can buy, as well as some examples of beautiful jewellery that includes the gemstone.