The gemstone trade, gemstone investors, and lovers of coloured gems have established an unwritten preferred combination of tone, intensity vibrancy, and intense colour. These stones command the highest prices. Setting all this aside, when choosing your ideal gemstone, you need to consider your skin tone. As well as the jewellery setting and what is one person’s favourite colour may not be another’s, that is the pure beauty of choosing coloured gemstones over diamonds.
The above guide to colour gemstones applies to most coloured precious stones: Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Tanzanite, and Aquamarine. Of course, some exceptions, such as pearl and opals, have entirely different parameters.