When it comes to gemstones, we all have personal preferences. Some people swear by the cool white of diamonds; others love the bold red of a ruby. We are often drawn to a specific type of gemstone, which might be to do with the stone’s meaning. Have you ever stopped to think about what your gemstone says about you?

Gemstones and their meanings

Gemstones, both precious and semi-precious, are hard not to love. But what drives a person to choose one stone over another? There’s more to a gemstone than you might think, as each gem is said to possess attributes that can reflect one’s qualities. Read on to learn more.

Amethyst: associated with spirituality, calm, and tranquillity, amethyst lovers are often peaceful souls who strive for balance.

Aquamarine: representing evenness and tranquillity, aquamarine is associated with calm and serenity. Aquamarine lovers are often loyal and easygoing.

Citrine: yellow is associated with feelings of happiness and joy. People who love citrine are said to have bubbly personalities.

Diamond: known for representing tradition and quality, this divine, precious gem is often the symbol of everlasting love. Diamonds are adored by romantics across the world.

Emerald: this beautiful green stone represents security, kindness, a big heart, and a willingness to share advice.

Fordite: this manmade gemstone is set to reflect a sporty and fast personality, best suited to those with drive and self-motivation.

Jasper: this lovely stone carries energy, or vibration of peace, calm, and tranquillity. It confers patience and understanding to those who connect with it.

Moonstone: this mysterious and intriguing gemstone reflects the moon’s beauty and is said to be loved by dreamy, indecisive wearers.

Onyx: a secretive stone known for storing old memories, Onyx is the perfect stone to clear bad Karma and help you heal from grief and sorrow.

Opal: the many colours of the opal are said to reflect warmth, charisma, and adaptability. They can change colours under different lights but always remain beautiful.

Pearl: associated with sensitivity, innocence and purity, these naturally formed stones commonly appear on wedding dresses and wedding jewellery.

Ruby: bold, confident, and not afraid of attention are all terms associated with this stunning gemstone.

Sapphire: these precious gemstones represent depth and wisdom, truth, and serenity.

Turquoise: this stone is often linked to nature. As one of the oldest gemstones known to man, turquoise is said to have protective qualities and ward off evil spirits.

Why choose Allgem for your gemstone jewellery in Perth, Australia?

Do you love jewellery? We have an excellent selection of precious and semi-precious loose gemstones available here in Perth, for all styles and budgets, from sparkling diamonds to dark and mysterious black Onyx. Whether it’s a diamond ring, pair of pearl earrings, or a citrine pendant, look no further than the expert team at Perth’s Allgem Jewellers.

Conveniently located in Hay Street Mall in Perth’s CBD, Allgem’s range of unique gemstone jewellery pieces is sure to suit all design preferences.

Contact us today to ask about your favourite gemstones.

The Opal is a stunning precious gemstone formed from water and silica (the main component in glass). They are one of only six types of precious gemstones found on our planet. These iridescent stones share the gemstone limelight with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and pearls.

Here at Allgem, we adore Opals and have a range of stunning custom opal jewellery pieces available for purchase. But before you shop, let’s learn a little bit more about this beautiful stone.

Are opals only found in Australia?

Almost 95% of all loose Opals in the world are mined in Australia, with the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil also home to Opal mines.

What is the history of opals?

The earliest known Opal artifact dates back to around 4,000 B.C. They were discovered in a cave in Kenya by famous anthropologist Louis Leakey. History suggests the Aztecs were also mining Opals in South and Central America around this time.

What is the rarest opal colour?

Depending on where it formed, Opals can be transparent, translucent, or opaque, with white, black, or nearly any background colour. The rarest Opal colour is the Black Opal which has a very dark body tone. Their dark body tone makes the colours in black opals appear rich and intense.

Where does the Opal get its name?

The word ‘opal’ comes from the Latin term opalus, but its origin is a matter of debate, and many modern references say it comes from the Sanskrit word úpala.

Are opals good luck?

During the Middle Ages, Opal was considered good luck as it was believed to possess the virtues of each gemstone colour represented in the colour spectrum of the Opal. Like a rainbow, the Opal was thought to bring its owner good fortune.

Are Opals a good investment?

To date, the most significant Opal ever found is the Olympic Australis. This magnificent stone, valued at A$2,500,000, was discovered in 1956 at the ‘Eight Mile’ opal field in the mining town of Coober Pedy in South Australia.

Each Opal’s value differs, depending on the unique qualities of the Opal. Bodytone, the play of colour, colours present, brilliance, pattern, and size all contribute to a stone’s value. Each stone is unique, making them an excellent investment for any jewellery lover.

Why choose Allgem jewellers in Perth for your Opals?

From stunning opal earrings to a statement pearl pendant, the expert team at Perth’s Allgem Jewellers can help you find the perfect piece of opal jewellery.

Conveniently located in Hay Street Mall in the Perth CBD, Allgem’s wide range of gemstone jewellery pieces will suit all personal style and design preferences.

Contact us today or visit our showroom to look at our wide range of luxurious gemstone jewellery.

While diamonds are the traditionally popular choice for engagement rings in Perth, there are plenty of other stunning gemstone options available to accurately reflect the depth of your love.

There is a world of coloured gemstones waiting for a bespoke design to transform them into a timeless engagement ring, one as enduring as your love for each other. But choosing the perfect ring can be challenging. We’ve tried to make the process a little easier for you.

Follow these 8 steps to selecting the perfect gemstone for your engagement ring.

1. Budget

The most important part of setting a budget is being realistic. While you may dream of a 3-carat diamond on your finger, spend what is comfortable for you and your partner. A non-diamond ring can offer some leeway with this. The majority of your engagement ring budget will go towards the type of gemstone, carat weight, ring style, and setting.

2. Gemstone

A diamond solitaire catches the eye and has timeless elegance. A statement sapphire nestled in sparkling diamonds harks towards classic royalty. Rubies glow intensely with mystery, and brilliant green emeralds ooze sophistication.

Choosing the right gemstone can be tricky, but here at Allgem, we’re are happy to help guide you through the process. We offer a range of precious and semi-precious loose gemstones to create an item of bespoke jewellery for you.

3. Cut

When choosing the cut of your precious stone, try to choose one that reflects your personality. From classic Round and Brilliant cuts to fancy Princess, Cushion, Emerald, Oval, and Pear cuts, let your heart do the choosing and go with the shape that calls to you.

4. Look

From modern contemporary looks to classic 6 prong settings and vintage designs, we can help create the perfect ring for you.

5. Metal

Are you a white gold lover? Or does rose gold fill you with romantic feelings? Go with the metal that fills you with joy, and remember, you will be wearing it for years to come, so go with your heart.

6. Carat

The stone’s size largely depends on your budget, but a loose gemstone is likely to allow you to get a larger gem over a diamond. Again, this comes down to budget and stone preference.

7. Timing

Now you have a clear idea of your ideal ring, look around to find a reputable jeweller. Look for one who will listen to your ideas and help you create your perfect engagement ring.

8. Order

Before you order your ring, be sure to ask your jeweller about their gemstone certification and what their return and warranty policies are.

Why choose Allgem for your gemstone jewellery in Perth?

We use custom design techniques, personalised inscriptions, unique blends of materials, creative shaping, and an incredible range of loose gemstones to create exceptional ring to be cherished forever.

Celebrate your commitment to each other with the ring of your dreams at Allgem Jewellers.

Contact our professional master jewellers today to see how we can help.

When it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, you’ll have a few options when it comes to diamond, cut, style, colour and specific design. But as common gems are a dime a dozen nowadays, selecting a truly unique engagement ring may be the perfect way to win your soon-to-be fiancee’s heart.

But as with the typical engagement ring selection process, picking the perfect unique engagement ring for you is no easy feat. So, we’re here to break down the process and making finding your ideal unique engagement ring as easy as possible. Read on to learn more about unique engagement ring features, the potential for ring customisation, and options when it comes to choosing a unique, bespoke design for your dream engagement ring.

What makes an engagement ring unique?

If you’re interested in purchasing a unique engagement ring, there are a few different types of unique to choose from. Two of the most common avenues to explore are slight variations on classic designs, or completely original designs.

Opting for a variation is a fantastic option for those who admire timeless, vintage pieces, whereas sourcing a completely original design is perfect for those who are truly one-of-a-kind and want to own a piece of jewellery that nobody else in the world does.

Why should I choose a unique engagement ring?

Once you’ve decided whether you’d rather a variation or completely original design, a good place to start is by choosing your gemstone. Diamonds are incredibly popular within engagement ring designs, and can come in a wide range of colours to help differentiate your ring from others on the market. Otherwise, gemstones like sapphires, emeralds or rubies also make for beautiful, unique engagement ring settings.

Once you’ve picked a gemstone to feature, move to other aspects of the ring including metal (and if necessary, combining different types of metals), shape and other colours. Experimenting with these different options could allow for twisted bands, mixing gemstones, intricate feature details or even imperfections that indicate the ring has been individually handcrafted.

How do I pick a unique design for an engagement ring?

A good first step in choosing your perfect unique engagement ring is doing your research. Scour online or hard copy catalogues, talk to friends with unique ring designs, and experiment with online tools that allow you to customise and tweak jewellery until you decide upon your dream design.

If you require a little more assistance, consider consulting a professional jeweller for their opinion, advice and insights. They’ll be able to show you physical examples of unique engagement rings, options for gemstone settings and intricate designs, and can even sketch you their own unique design based on your desired ring features.

Contact Allgem Jewellers Today!

Whatever unique engagement ring design you decide upon, commemorate your engagement with the ring of your dreams at Allgem Jewellers. Contact our professional master jewellers today for an initial consultation, and to view our wide range of contemporary, custom made jewellery handcrafted to suit your taste and budget.

Has the proposal taken place, and you’re ready to pick your dream wedding bands ahead of your ceremony? Often considered the second most important ring you’ll ever own, male and female wedding bands are fortunately very customisable, sleek and available in a wide range of designs to suit any budget, taste or selection of desired features.

When it comes to choosing your wedding jewellery, it’s important to take the time to hunt for you (and your spouse’s) dream wedding band. To help make this process a little easier, we’ve compiled a few key things future brides and grooms should keep in mind before purchasing their ideal wedding bands. Spanning from design styles and maintenance to matching bands and different metals, here’s our comprehensive guide to choosing the perfect jewellery for your upcoming wedding.

Things to consider with her wedding band

The first thing to think about is your future wife’s engagement ring. A popular choice amongst brides is to choose a wedding band that compliments their engagement ring. This could mean it sits cleanly alongside it, uses a similar design or setting, or fits within (or clicks together) so you have two twin rings together. As wedding bands are typically more simple, many future brides also opt for bands that are less glitzy than engagement rings, as not to dim the sparkle or effect of the engagement ring.

Popular traditional female wedding band styles include criss-cross bands, single prong, eternity-style bands, or petite bands with dainty gemstone cuts. Much like other rings, the most important thing to remember is that the more intricate your wedding band, the more attention, time and detail you’ll need to devote to cleaning and maintaining it. If you’d rather spare yourself the upkeep, opt for something sleek in design and simple in metal, such as gold or silver, that can be easily cleaned and kept sparkling.

Things to consider with his wedding band

The most important thing for a man to consider with his wedding band is the design and overall appearance. For many men, this is the only ring they’ll wear every day, so it will need to be a ring that is styled with longevity and durability in mind. Matching his and hers wedding bands are popular for this reason, as both halves of the couple wearing the same band invokes a sense of connection and further solidarity between them and their matrimony.

If you instead opt for separate wedding band designs, popular male wedding band styles include bevelled bands, low domes, flat bands or other similarly sleek designs. For something a little different, opt for a different coloured metal such as rose gold or titanium.

Contact Allgem Jewellers Today!

Whichever wedding band future bridges and grooms decide upon, you’ll find the wedding rings and jewellery of your dreams right here at Allgem Jewellers. Contact our professional master jewellers today to view our wide range of contemporary, traditional and custom-made wedding jewellery handcrafted to suit your taste, desired features and budget.