Gemstone Jewellery Designs: All You Need To Know

Gemstone Jewellery Designs: All You Need To Know

Euan James Euan James
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Find out about the different gemstone jewellery designs right here. We can’t quite pinpoint when gemstones fell out of favour but let us tell you they are well and truly back on the fashion and accessories radar. Gone are the days of only finding them at strange hippy stores and encrusted in bad accessories - we’re talking about the sparkly kind.

Gracing the runways and red carpet as statement pieces amongst more simple sartorial creations, gemstone jewellery is fast becoming the anchor piece in all good outfits. While there is literally every colour of the rainbow to choose from, there a few that have been popular this year - and that we’re predicting will make their way into next year.

Read on to discover the elegance of these gorgeous gemstones and birthstones.

Overview: 

        ★ Amethyst
        ★ Aquamarine
        ★ Citrine
        ★ Diamond
        ★ Emerald
        ★ Garnet
        ★ Morganite
        ★ Onyx
        ★ Peridot
        ★ Ruby
        ★ Sapphire
        ★ Turquoise 
        ★ Topaz

Amethyst

As one of the most famous crystals, amethyst is adored because of its beautiful colouration and spiritual meaning. Not to mention, it’s the birthstone of those born in February and the favourite colour of royalty!

Amethyst jewellery is perfect for every occasion. It makes for the perfect statement ring or pendant necklace. Shop the shiels range of Amethyst now. 

9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst Pear Drop Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst Pear Drop Earrings

$129.00 $259.00

Add a pop of colour and a touch of class with these mesmerising Nine Carat Yellow Gold Amethyst Pear Drop Earrings. Lightweight at only 0.73g they’re ideal for a fancy soiree or formal dinner.… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst + Cubic Zirconia Swirl Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst + Cubic Zirconia Swirl Ring

$284.50 $534.00

Timeless and classic, this 9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst and Cubic Zirconia Swirl Ring will never go unnoticed. Being birthstone inspired, the captivating violet hue of amethyst is the epitome of faithfulness and love. The glow from the tiny stones strike… read more

Aquamarine

A truly underrated stone - even for the birthstone enthusiasts - aquamarine is fast becoming one of our favourites thanks to its pleasant colour. The light blue hue makes it easy to pair with a lot of outfits and doesn’t overpower a whole look. It’s also a stone that happens to suit both white and yellow golds, which is pretty rare.

A soft blue aquamarine ring is the perfect addition to your next summer outfit or even a pendant if you’re feeling a little bolder. Did you know aquamarine is also the March birthstone? Shop the entire collection of aquamarine jewellery online today and add this beautiful gemstone to your collection.

9ct Yellow Gold Aquamarine 4mm Stud Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold Aquamarine 4mm Stud Earrings

$149.50 $299.00

If you love to wear studs, these 9ct Yellow Gold Aquamarine 4mm Stud Earrings are just for you. This pair of studs have glorious aquamarine stones that are said to attract happiness and everlasting youth. Known as the gem of… read more

9ct White Gold Aquamarine + 7 Diamond Pendant

9ct White Gold Aquamarine + 7 Diamond Pendant

$348.50 $578.00

Featuring a stunning aquamarine, this pear-shaped pendant is sure to make a statement. With added sparkle with stunning diamonds, this unique pendant is crafted in 9ct white gold… read more

9ct White Gold 5x3mm Oval 0.21ct Aquamarine and Diamond Ring

9ct White Gold 5x3mm Oval 0.21ct Aquamarine and Diamond Ring

$369.50 $669.00

Ethereal and elegant, this stunning Oval Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring oozes beauty and sophistication. Expertly crafted from luxurious 9ct white gold, this ring is sure to have onlookers captivated.… read more

Citrine

The citrine gemstone is named after citron fruit, and yep, you guessed it - citrine is yellow! It symbolises imagination, manifestation, and personal will.

Did you know citrine is also the birthstone for November? The Shiels collection of citrine jewellery contains a fruitful amount of natural citrine stones in the form of citrine rings, striking citrine earrings, stunning citrine bangles, and one-of-a-kind citrine necklaces.

14ct Yellow Gold 6.75ct Citrine and Diamond Pendant

14ct Yellow Gold 6.75ct Citrine and Diamond Pendant

$699.00

14ct Yellow Gold 6.75ct Citrine and Diamond Pendant… read more

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Sterling Silver Citrine and Zirconia Ring | Sizes available: L1/2, N1/2, P1/2

Sterling Silver Citrine and Zirconia Ring |  Sizes available:  L1/2, N1/2, P1/2

$39.99

NO RESIZE | A November baby or just a lover of citrine? This Citrine and Zirconia Ring is perfect for both. Expertly crafted from hypoallergenic silver and finished with an elegant tear shaped Citrine gemstone, it makes the ideal gift… read more

9ct Yellow Gold 2.00 Carat Citrine and Diamond Ring

9ct Yellow Gold 2.00 Carat Citrine and Diamond Ring

$434.00 $934.00

Introducing the 9ct Yellow Gold 2.00 Carat Citrine and Diamond Ring—a unique piece that effortlessly blends classic elegance with a modern twist. The ring features a yellow gold band, setting the stage for a vibrant square-cut citrine bordered by dazzling… read more

Diamond

Diamonds are the most well popular and well-known gemstones on the market. As the birthstone of April, they ooze beauty! Everybody has diamond jewellery in their collection, right!?

Our collection has something for everyone, whether you’re gifting to another person or choosing for yourself. We have some beautiful solitaire diamond rings, including round, brilliant and princess cut diamonds. 

9ct Yellow Gold Sublime Diamond Hoop Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold Sublime Diamond Hoop Earrings

$399.50 $799.00

In a classic huggie, Diamond set earrings in 9 carats of stunning yellow gold are sure to impress. Defined with stunning diamonds in a brilliant cut shape and channel setting, the endlessly stylish earrings will last a lifetime.… read more

18ct White Gold Diamond Ring

18ct White Gold Diamond Ring

$1,069.00

Make a special occasion even more significant with this 18-carat white gold diamond ring. The solitaire style is perfect for this elegant wedding band. The sparkly diamond is held in place by a four-prong setting. The 18-carat white gold compliments… read more

Emerald

Emerald greens have definitely had their time in the sun this year, with plenty of beautiful clothing collections circling around the colour. But we’ll put it out there that you should swap out that green slip dress for a striking jewellery piece instead.

When it comes to picking the right emerald piece for you, it’s good to remember that there are natural emeralds as well as created emeralds. Similar to our blog post about cubic zirconias, created emeralds are ones that have been made in a lab. Natural emeralds are rare so there is often quite a price difference.

As for what you should start your collection with, we love emerald rings - which come in both simple and statement styles - to make your outfit a little more interesting. If you’re opting for a block colour dress, try a necklace to draw attention to your decolletage. Emerald is also the traditional birthstone for the month of May. 

9ct Yellow Gold Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Ring

$599.00 $1,399.00

Please contact us regarding special order enquiries for this ring. All ring sizes can be specially ordered, with delivery approximately 6-8 weeks.… read more

9ct Yellow Gold 6x4mm Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Stud Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold 6x4mm Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Stud Earrings

$499.00 $999.00

These stunning 9ct Yellow Gold 6x4mm Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Stud Earrings are perfect for everyday wear, adding a touch of elegance to any outfit. These beautiful pear cut emeralds are lab-created, yet chemically identical to mined variants.… read more

9ct Yellow Gold 7x5mm Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Pendant on 45cm Chain

9ct Yellow Gold 7x5mm Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Pendant on 45cm Chain

$479.00 $1,199.00

A favourite of our collection, this 9ct Yellow Gold 7x5mm Created Emerald and Diamond Pear Halo Pendant on 45cm Chain is a must-have. Designed with gorgeous pear shape, this dangling pendant is a dazzling spectacle. See emerald colour like never… read more

Garnet

Rich in colour, decadent and elegant, garnet jewellery is the perfect addition to any jewellery box - especially for those born in January! It is certainly an eye-catching gemstone that allows the wearer to radiate and ooze elegance! 

It will add plenty of sparkle and colour to your look on its own, especially as a bold ring or in a pair of elegant earrings.

9ct Yellow Gold Garnet Pear Drop Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold Garnet Pear Drop Earrings

$119.00 $299.00

With two sparkling garnets, we love these 9ct yellow gold earrings for a twist on a classic.… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Garnet Pendant

9ct Yellow Gold Garnet Pendant

$499.49 $898.99

This stunning 9ct Yellow Gold Garnet Pendant takes the form of a beautiful flower, sparkling and bursting with light like the sun. A gorgeous oval cut garnet takes centre stage, cut to perfection and full of deep red colour. This… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Garnet and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Garnet and Diamond Gents Ring

$889.50 $1,739.00

This 9ct Yellow Gold Garnet and Diamond Gents Ring has a mesmerising thickness and eye-like design. Its oval cut garnet is a truly beautiful tone, with a gorgeous deep colour and vibrance to match. This fancy stone is surrounded by… read more

Morganite

While we’re all mostly familiar with emeralds and the striking green colour, you’re probably wondering what a morganite is? Well, it’s an orange-pink variety of beryl (which also contains traces of emerald and aquamarine). The beautiful salmon colour makes the perfect partner to rose gold so you’ll often find the two paired together.

Just quietly, this might be the biggest jewel trend of the next year thanks to its subtle and easy to wear nature yet still distinct colour. So get on it early with a beautiful morganite ring or a simple pair of studs to start. Morganite engagement rings are also a great option for those looking to experience something different.

9ct Rose Gold 2.00ct Morganite and Diamond Ring

9ct Rose Gold 2.00ct Morganite and Diamond Ring

$999.50 $1,999.00

This 9ct Rose Gold 2.00ct Morganite and Diamond Ring has a glamourous size to go with its flowery pink-orange colour. This oval cut morganite stone has an incredible presence on your finger, especially surrounded with a halo of glistening diamonds.… read more

9ct Rose Gold Morganite 5mm with Diamond Halo Pendant With 45cm Chain

9ct Rose Gold Morganite 5mm with Diamond Halo Pendant With 45cm Chain

$299.00 $599.00

This beautiful rose gold chain is the perfect backdrop for one of the world’s most stunning stones. This 9ct Rose Gold Morganite 5mm with Diamond Halo Pendant With 45cm Chain has colour reminiscent of the sundown, with light orange-pink tones… read more

9ct Rose Gold Morganite Diamond Studs

9ct Rose Gold Morganite Diamond Studs

$149.00

9ct Rose Gold Morganite Diamond Studs… read more

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Onyx

As dark and as deep as the night sky, onyx jewellery is the perfect accessory for the mysterious man or woman on the move. From simple and classic onyx rings to a diamond dragon set. Classic sterling silver and dazzling yellow gold are a few of the band choices that the gemstone is set in.

As onyx is a darker colour, it is associated with men's jewellery. Our collection of onyx jewellery includes a large range of men's rings.

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

Peridot

The yellowish-green peridot gemstone date as far back as to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Made famous by the ancient Greeks, who believed that it bestowed royal dignity, peridot carries joyful energy. 

As the August birthstone, peridot is so special because of its rare and vibrant colour. Gift an August-born loved one of our peridot pendants, and you will make their day. 

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

Ruby

Nothing screams vibrance more than ruby jewellery. With sterling silver, white gold, rose gold and gold plating options available, whatever your style is, we have something in this ruby gemstone collection for you. Did you know the ruby is also the July birthstone?

Rubies are highly desired gemstones that look striking when used in gold jewellery, as it can deepen the red colour of the ruby. They also work well with white gold and silver jewellery as the ruby becomes a bold statement that will enhance any look. Rubies and diamonds used together are a powerful symbol of wealth, success and happiness.

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

Sapphire

The sapphire gemstone represents life fulfilment, joy, prosperity, inner peace, and beauty. You can find beautiful sapphire rings for both every day and evening wear, to stunning sapphire earrings that match perfectly with our equally stunning sapphire pendants and sapphire necklaces.

While sapphire is usually associated with its deep blue colour, the gem actually comes in a rainbow of shades, such as green, pink, orange, and white. It is also the September birthstone. Shop the full range today. 

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

Turquoise

As one of the worlds oldest gemstones, turquoise was historically used for its protective and powerfully lucky properties. Nothing pops in your personal collection quite like sky blue turquoise jewellery. Did you know turquoise is also the birthstone for December?

It ranges in colour from bright blue to blue-green with speckles of iron. The stone is synonymous with water and its not hard to see why! Check out some of our top picks below. 

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

Topaz

Topaz is a gemstone that comes in many colours. However, blue topaz is its most common form. As the November and December birthstone is thought to bring strength to the wearer. It is by no coincidence that the urge to purchase one of these daring gemstones might be stronger than ever!

Shop our top picks of topaz jewellery below. 

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring

$499.00 $1,199.00

The epitome of sophisticated men’s jewellery, this 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Gents Ring is an essential fashion piece. Strong symmetry and a tall band add to the impressive appearance of this ring, but no section is more striking… read more

We are all of these gorgeous gemstone jewellery designs at the moment but check out Shiels’ full jewellery collection for some other beautiful gemstones to choose from as well.



* Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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