5 Colored Gemstones That Will Skip Diamonds

By Gemexi Team | Featured Gemstone
  • Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018
5 Colored Gemstones That Will Skip Diamonds

Why do we adore gemstones? It’s certainly for their incredible colors and inexplicable beauty. Gemstones are very precious gifts that nature has bestowed on us and nowadays many women have been inclined towards wearing different kinds of gemstone jewelry pieces. 

When it comes to the question of making some pieces of jewelry like earrings, necklace, pendants, and more, the options of gemstones are almost endless.
It is needless to say that man-made gemstones could never imitate the appearance and feel of the natural ones. Natural gemstones contain some special texture and certain specific weight that have made each and every natural gemstone of its kind. 

What can substitute diamonds? 

We know diamonds are very precious for all of us due to their unmatched qualities but it’s also true that every buyer can’t afford diamonds for their jewelry. But multiple colored and affordable gemstones are available in the market today from which you can choose the desired one that can be studied in your jewelry.
Even if you can afford to buy diamonds, then also you can try out these stunning gemstones to be worn in your jewelry. 

‘Affordability’ seems different to different people and here the term ‘affordable gemstones’ signify these gems are not as costly as the rest of the precious gems like diamonds, emeralds, rubies etc. 

Now, it’s time to check the top five budget-friendly colored gemstones that will make you convinced about skipping diamonds.

Five Budget-friendly Colored Gemstones

Tourmaline is the winner of this list for affordable gemstone jewelry due to the following reasons:
  • Tourmaline comes in a wide variety. This incredible gemstone is able to match your expectations in your searching for an excellent gemstone within your budget. 
  • Sparkling and glittering of this gemstone are directly related to its cutting. Improperly cut gems don’t hold any value. Excellently cut Tourmaline has incredible sparkling and glittering for reflecting light from all around of this gem.
  • Until the year 1900, this gemstone was primarily sourced in the USA only, however, Tourmaline can now be found in many countries today, including Australia, Brazil, India, Afghanistan etc.
  • Tourmaline is considered as a birthstone for October apart from Opal (another gemstone).
  • Zircon is available in different colors but the most popular one is the beautiful colorless zircon that can be easily used as a substitution for a diamond.
  • You can choose this gemstone from various available colors, including red, green, yellow etc. You can consider Turquoise blue colored Zircon for your jewelry pieces.
  • Zircon is said to promote a healthy sleep and it is also popular as a prosperity as well as a growth promoter. This gemstone is considered as a birthstone for December apart from Tanzanite and Turquoise. 
  • Citrine is mainly popular because of its incredibly warm orange and yellow-colored hues. It is considered among the most popular yellow-colored gemstones and it can be easily used as a substitution for Yellow sapphire (an expensive gemstone). 
  • This gemstone is durable and pocket-friendly and it has excellent appearance and due to all of these factors, Citrine has become a top-selling yellow gemstone. You can choose from its various available sizes, compatible with your jewelry. 
  • Citrine is considered as a birthstone for November month apart from Topaz. 
  • Amethyst is a beautiful purple-colored gemstone and its color has made it one of the most popular gemstones. 
  • It is a very affordable gemstone to be studded in your jewelry pieces.
  • Amethyst is available in different purple hues that attract a lot of buyers. You can consider this incredible gemstone for your ornaments.
  • Amethyst is regarded as a birthstone for the month of February. 
  • Peridot is an extremely enticing gemstone with its bright yellowish green color and that’s why it is also known as”gem of the sun”. It is able to design incredibly colored gemstone jewelry. 
  • If you are looking for an affordable gemstone, then you can go for smaller-sized peridots, based on the required size and color. 
  • Peridot is considered as a birthstone for the month of August. 
Now, you might have realized that the colorful gemstones are must-have in your collection. Their bright color will add more colors to your life. With these affordable gemstones, you will get budget gemstone jewelry. These aforementioned five stones can give a strong competition to diamond. 


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