Gemstone Guide – Wedstones

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Gemstone Guide


Colour: Colourless but and come in various colours.

Hardness: 10 on the Mohs scale, the hardest natural substance.

Symbolism: Often associated with love, commitment, and eternity.

Popular Cuts: Round brilliant, princess, emerald, pear, and more.

Famous Varieties: Blue Hope Diamond, Pink Star Diamond.


Colour: Vivid red to purplish red.

Hardness: 9 on the Mohs scale.

Symbolism: Represents passion, love, and power.

Origin: Primarily found in Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Mozambique.

Famous Varieties: Sunrise Ruby, Graff Ruby.


Colour: Typically blue, but can be found in other colour like pink, yellow, and green.

Hardness: 9 on the Mohs scale.

Symbolism: Signifies wisdom, loyalty, and nobility.

Origin: Found in Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Madagascar, and Australia.

Famous Varieties: Star of India, Star of Adam.


Colour: Rich green to bluish green.

Hardness: 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale.

Symbolism: Represents nature, fertility, and growth.

Origin: Mostly mined in Colombia, Zambia, Brazil, and Zimbabwe.

Famous Varieties: The Patricia Emerald, Chalk Emerald.


Colour: Colour-changing, displaying green in daylight and red/purple in incandescent light.

Hardness: 8.5 on the Mohs scale.

Symbolism: Signifies change and balance.

Origin: First discovered in Russia, but now found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, and East Africa.

Famous Varieties: No specific famous individual stones.


Colour: Various natural Colour, including white, black, pink, and more.

Hardness: 2.5-4.5 on the Mohs scale (relatively soft).

Symbolism: Represents purity, innocence, and wisdom.

Origin: Cultured pearls are farmed worldwide; natural pearls are rarer.

Famous Varieties: La Peregrina Pearl, Arco Valley Pearl


Colour: Known for their play-of-colour, displaying a wide range of hues.

Hardness: 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale (somewhat delicate).

Symbolism: Associated with creativity, imagination, and emotions.

Origin: Found in Australia, Mexico, Ethiopia, and Brazil.

Famous Varieties: The Andamooka Opal, The Roebling Opal.

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