Red is a vibrant color that signifies dynamism and energy. Red gemstones have been valued for centuries. They have also enjoyed continued popularity throughout history to this age. Red gemstones symbolize passion, love, and desire and pair well with every type of metal whether silver or gold. Red gemstone jewelry is alluring and enchanting and looks beautiful on nearly all skin tones. Let us look into some popular red gemstones that are used in jewelry and should be on top of your list to purchase.
Ruby is the first thing that comes to mind when red gemstones are mentioned. They are the most valued and sought-after red gemstones. Rubies are made of the mineral ‘Corundum’. They rank pretty high on the Mohs hardness scale at 9 and are just behind diamonds. This feature makes them extremely durable and perfect for daily wear jewelry.
2. Red Garnet (Rhodolite)
Red Garnet also known as Rhodolite has a brownish-red color resembling blood. These are generally darker than rubies and do not contain any visible impurities. Rhodolite is a good alternative to ruby and is a popular choice in affordable red gemstone jewelry.
3. Pink or Red Tourmaline (Rubellite)
Tourmaline gemstone is found in different colors, including blue and red. Its pinkish-red version is known as Rubellite and is highly favored for creating jewelry. Rubellite is generally free of inclusions with a high level of clarity. It is the most precious variety among tourmalines due to its beauty, luster, and brilliant red hue. They are usually faceted when used in jewelry to maximize the brilliance through the reflection of light. They rank high at 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale and are perfect for use in everyday jewelry.
4. Red Diamond
Red diamonds are the rarest and valuable among the colored diamonds. Red diamonds are pure carbon. Their red color is not because of impurities but due to the unique and different crystal arrangement within the carbon atoms. Light bends when passing through this arrangement thus giving the diamond its unique red color. Vivid red diamonds are the most expensive and rare to find. Red gemstone jewelry using these diamonds generally utilizes red diamonds having secondary hues and tints which makes them comparatively affordable than vivid red diamonds.
5. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is crystalline quartz which is quite popular as an affordable gemstone. The most sought-after colors for this gemstone are pure to purple-pink. It is mostly found in light tones, therefore rose quartz with medium colors commands a higher price. Rose Quartz is used for jewelry purposes as well as for healing crystals as it can be easily found in massive sizes.
6. Red Zircon
Red zircon is found in vivid red tones having orange and purple colors as secondary tints. It is made of the mineral ‘Nesosilicates’. Red Zircon has high transparency, a beautiful shine, and a brilliant red hue. This makes them reasonably expensive and a preferred choice among red gemstone jewelry.
7. Red Topaz
Red Topaz is the most valuable among the topaz family of gemstones. It is usually transparent with few visible inclusions. It is a relatively affordable gemstone with vibrant red color. It possesses a vitreous luster and a blazing red hue and is faceted to get maximum brilliance. Red Topaz is incredibly durable ranking at 8 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is used for all types of jewelry including rings, pendants, and earrings.
Red Gemstones and Gold
Red gemstones work well with all colors of gold, whether white, red, or yellow. With white gold, they give a contemporary look, with yellow a classic look and with red gold an interesting and unique look.
Red Gemstone Jewelry Collection at AËLRA JOAILLERIE
AËLRA JOAILLERIE creates some of the best red gemstone and diamond jewelry. The jewelry is handcrafted and comes in a wide range of trendy and classic designs. Let us have a look at some of their beautiful red gemstone jewelry.
This beautiful ring named after the beautiful Spanish city is made of 14K yellow and white gold with a total stone weight of 0.22 ct of high-quality natural diamonds and rubies.
This striking bracelet is made of 14K red and white gold with a total stone weight of 0.82 ct of high-quality natural diamonds and rubies.
This incredible piece of art named aptly after the scenic Greek island is made of 14K white gold with a total stone weight of 0.28 ct of premium quality natural diamonds and pink tourmaline.
Named the same as above, this beautiful pendant is made of 14K white gold with a total stone weight of 0.27 ct of top-quality natural diamonds and pink tourmaline.
Named after the beautiful island in Greece, this unique ring is made of 14K white gold with a total stone weight of 0.65 ct of premium quality natural diamonds and Red Garnet Gemstone.
Named after the historical city of Turkey, this masterpiece is made of 14K white gold with a total stone weight of 0.47 ct of high-quality natural diamonds and Rose Quartz.
Hope you enjoyed our article about red gemstone jewelry that you should own. AËLRA JOAILLERIE offers a wide range of beautiful diamond and red gemstone jewelry. The gemstones include high-quality natural Rubies, Garnet, Rhodolite, and Rose Quartz at affordable prices. The jewelry includes several contemporary and classic designs of rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings set in hallmarked yellow, white, and red gold. To buy red gemstone jewelry for yourself or your loved ones, do browse through our collection and you won’t be disappointed.