Gemstone Guide


Meaning: symbolizes pure and eternal love

Color: most are colorless; “fancies” (colored diamonds) are very rare

Look for: minimal inclusions in a colorless stone

Pair with: any stone; a beautiful setting plays up its allure


Meaning: fosters purity and sincerity

Color: varies; white, pink, even black

Look for: rose, ivory, and silver tints radiating from the surface; roundness in ocean pearls (freshwater ones are irregular)

Pair with: diamonds and crystals for a classic vibe; moonstone or druzy for a modern twist

Clear Quartz

Meaning: clears negativity and balances discordance

Color: colorless, and in a range of translucencies

Look for: minimal inclusions, allowing light to pass through easily

Pair with: any stone; its glassy appearance adds dimension to a look


Meaning: inspires passion and spontaneity

Color: black and white are most cherished, but a rainbow of other colors exist, too

Look for: vivid “play of color” (iridescent flashes of color)

Pair with: pearls and clear quartz; its glow adds an unexpected and whimsical element


Meaning: stimulates a light and joyous spirit

Color: glittery sparkle, resembling fallen snow; clear druzy is most common, but other gemstones can have the crystalline facade

Look for: evenness in crystal size, giving a uniform luster

Pair with: pearls and clear quartz, which benefit from its playful sparkle

Rose Quartz

Meaning: represents unconditional love (aka “the love stone”)

Color: creamy blush pink to medium rose; darker hues are more valuable

Look for: faceted translucent stones, smooth and polished opaque ones

Pair with: diamonds, crystals, and pearls; we love it set in gold


Meaning: brings calm, peace, and harmony

Color: ethereal grey-white, peach, or brown that changes with light (like the moon passing through wispy clouds)

Look for: a silvery blue glint that undulates across the surface

Pair with: pearls and clear quartz to bring out its shimmer

The content on Resources is our way of introducing you to what inspires us. No celebrity, company, or other brand is endorsing us unless specifically noted.