Browse our collections of loose gemstones, ready to go into your bespoke jewellery.
There are a wonderful array of fabulous coloured gemstones to use in a ring or special piece of jewellery. We've put together some helpful information on each one - some are suitable for setting into an engagement ring and others more suitable for dress jewellery.
We can also source rare gemstones for you, if you're looking for something unusual.
Any geographical or origin provenance claims made in respect of gemstones and metal are made in good faith based on written statements from our suppliers and not laboratory testing. Our membership of the Responsible Jewellery Council requires that we have robust procedures and systems in place to verify these claims - more information is available on request.
Some coloured gemstones are heat treated to improve their colour. Aquamarine, Citrine, pearl, tanzanite, blue topaz and blue zircon are routinely heat treated whilst Agate, carnelian, chalcedony, jade, lapiz, mother or pearl, morganite, opal, ruby, sapphire, smoky quartz, tourmaline and turquoise are commonly heat treated. It should be assumed that these gemstones supplied by us are heat treated unless we specify otherwise.
Opals can be made into a doublet or triplet which is a form of treatment. A section of the opal is backed with epoxy resin creating a doublet or topped with resin to create a triplet. This adds thickness, strength and weight to pieces otherwise thin or brittle.
Turquoise/amber/lapiz can be cut in to interesting shapes. Beads can be a composite material which is a treatment that involves a combining the ground or sections of gemstone which are then bonded with resin to create a smooth and even colour or for an interesting pattern or sometimes to improve durability.
Goldstone and Sunstone are a man-made glass material. They are not a naturally occurring gemstone.
More detailed information is available on request.