Jewellery is an ideal gift for most occasions, but it is important to consider the sentiment behind the piece before you decide. Precious stones and jewels often have different meanings associated with them, so here is our guide to help you choose the right one:
The emerald was said to be the sacred stone of Venus, and is thought to promote love and faithfulness, making it the ideal stone for an eternity ring to solidify a commitment. Its deep, tranquil green colour is also said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom, so emeralds are also a good choice for anyone in need of some strength or understanding.
The bright red of rubies energises and encourages positive direction, making them the perfect gift to inject some motivation and inspiration into life – perhaps as a gift for an ambitious graduate. In addition to this, rubies are said to have healing powers. They are also a particularly apt choice for anyone named Ruby!
Sapphires symbolise sincerity and truth, making them a particularly appropriate for a wedding ring, a band on which most people exchange the most honest of vows. They are also associated with divine favour – traditionally in religion, the blue colour represented the union of priest and sky, reinforcing the association to truth and faith.
Diamonds are “a girl’s best friend” and are classically used for engagement rings, as they represent innocence and constancy, reflecting both the newness and solidity of the promise made. However, they also make beautiful additions to necklaces, earrings, and many other items of jewellery.
Whichever stone you favour, the shops of Hatton Garden have a stunning selection for you to consider. Why not pay us a visit and see what the area has to offer?