Gems of the quartz group
This is not just down to their rarity and their vibrant colourfulness, which ensures a special effect whether the gem is an amethyst, a citrine, a chalcedony, a topaz, a peridot, a rose quartz or a white quartz.
Having a hardness of 7 – 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, these “quartz group” gems are comparatively easy to work and are therefore suitable for setting in pieces of jewellery.
Different cut forms ensure an effective look. For rose quartz and white quartz, a smooth cut or a cabochon cut are suitable. Translucent gems, on the other hand, benefit from a multi-facetted cut, for example the princess, heart or baguette cut, the better to bring out their colour and purity.
Rose quartz has a pinky-red colour. Cut in a heart shape, it is a favourite coloured gem.
The blue topaz is one of the most sought-after of coloured gems and has a unique, warm-hearted radiance. However, it is also available in colour variants of honey yellow, brown, golden yellow, sky blue and pink.
The light to dark yellow citrine – which like the amethyst, and the peridot with its warm green colour, is one of the crystalline quartzes – also makes an attractive colour statement.
In combination or worn on its own as an exquisite and eye-catching gem, the particular style of these choice coloured gems are seen at their best. The already mentioned amethyst from the crystalline quartz family, with its different colour shades, is particularly impressive in rings, pendants and earrings. The colour variants range from a pure transparent violet to a medium to dark violet.
The chalcedony, an equally popular gem from the quartz group of minerals, also makes an eye-catching solitaire in rings or pendants.
Gems accompanied by diamonds
In the richly varied Wagner Balou Collection in rose gold and white gold from Juwelier Wagner, the above mentioned coloured gems are available in different cuts and in skilful settings. Surrounded by diamonds, these pieces in the Balou & More Diamonds range have a truly special magic. The different combinations provide variety, ensuring that wearing your jewellery is an exquisite pleasure at any time of year.
The possible variations provided by stacking rings – where several rings with different coloured gems are worn on one finger or on one hand – are numerous. The endlessly new colour combinations can be individually matched to your personal style.