The 6 Most Popular Gemstones | Linjer Jewelry

The 6 Most Popular Gemstones

From alluring amethysts to eye-catching opals, gemstones are a timeless way to add a touch of natural color or sparkle to your jewelry collection. Whether you’re looking for a gemstone in your favorite hue or to represent your birthday, there are so many long-lasting options to choose from.

Learn about six of the most popular gemstones and how to style them in gemstone jewelry.

1. White Topaz

Gemstone Ring - Ilse in White Topaz

Known for its colorless, sparkly appearance, white topaz is a sleek, neutral stone to wear. While diamonds are April’s gemstone, white topaz is a popular substitute because it’s more affordable (but just as pretty).

  • Birthstone Month: April
  • Color: Clear, colorless stone
  • Mohs Scale Rating: 8
  • Symbolizes: Truth and clarity

Incorporate white topaz into your everyday look with our dainty Ilse Gemstone Ring, featuring asymmetric hand-cut stones. Because it’s sparkly and neutral, white topaz is also one of the best stones to gift! We love our modern Tuva Trillion Earrings in white topaz for a close friend, sister, or mom (they also make stunning bridesmaids gifts).

2. Rose Quartz

Linjer Sigrid Gemstone Bracelet in Rose Quartz

Light pink and dreamy, rose quartz has a hazy, translucent appearance. As the stone of love and relationships, it’s said that this pink gemstone brings kindness and love to those who wear it.

  • Birthstone Month: January or October
  • Color: Very light pink stone
  • Mohs Scale Rating: 7
  • Symbolizes: Love and relationships

Style our Sigrid Gemstone Earrings in rose quartz with a simple white tank or tee for a subtle touch of color. For a complete pink set, pair the earrings with our Sigrid Necklace and bracelet.

3. Blue Topaz

Linjer Ellie Blue Topaz Ring

Found in a range of blues, from pale hues to deep shades, blue topaz symbolizes emotional clarity. The perfect stone for Pisces, this March gemstone is said to enhance forgiveness and truth.

  • Birthstone Month: March
  • Color: Very light blue to a deep blue
  • Mohs Scale Rating: 8
  • Symbolizes: Emotional clarity

Make a subtle statement with our Ellie Blue Topaz Ring. This symmetrical style features alternating blue topaz and cubic zirconia stones for a classic look.

4. Opal

Linjer Birthstone Opal Necklace

Opals capture rainbow hues when light reflects from tiny silica spheres inside the stone, known as light diffraction. This white, iridescent gemstone symbolizes hope and purity.

  • Birthstone Month: October
  • Color: Colorless or white and iridescent
  • Mohs Scale Rating: 5 to 6.5
  • Symbolizes: Hope and purity

If you gravitate toward unique jewelry or have an October birthday, opals are the stones for you. Layer our October Birthstone Necklace in opal with an initial necklace for a personalized look.

5. Peridot

Linjer Charlotte Baguette Ring in Peridot

Peridot is a special stone because it’s the only gemstone that only comes in one color—green. Known for its distinct chartreuse hue, this green gemstone brings energy to the wearer and symbolizes creativity.

  • Birthstone Month: August
  • Color: Green to yellowish green
  • Mohs Scale Rating: 6.5 to 7
  • Symbolizes: Creativity

    Add hints of green to your go-to ring stack with our Ilse Gemstone Ring in peridot. If you’re shopping for a special event or party, our Charlotte Baguette Ring is certain to draw attention with its baguette stone.

    6. Amethyst

    Linjer Maya Gemstone Ring in Amethyst

    Amethyst is the official birthstone of February and is loved for its vivid lavender hue. It’s said that wearing amethyst inspires peace, intuition, and serenity.

    • Birthstone Month: February
    • Color: Light to dark purple
    • Mohs Scale Rating: 7
    • Symbolizes: Peace and serenity

      Amethyst is a classic gemstone that you’ll wear again and again. We love to set this lilac stone in gold vermeil to make it pop. Wear our Maya Amethyst Ring for a subtle touch of purple.

      Shop our entire collection of gemstone jewelry to find more timeless rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in your favorite colorways.

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