Valentines Day is a celebration of love, a day of sharing and giving. Red, Pink and white are the colors of this joyous day. Red is the color of love and symbolizes energy, passion and love. But what when red is too much and white is just not enough. Finding a space in between, Pink is more than just pretty; pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy.
So here are our pink gemstone picks for Valentines Day, which look fabulous, set in any colored metal or style.
Pink diamonds are extremely rare and absolutely breathtaking. They can vary in color from a light to a dark pink. They are also extremely low in supply and are extremely popular, thereby commanding a high price in today’s market. Almost all of the worlds pink diamonds come from one mine is Western Australia. The famed Argyle mine also produces a large percentage of worlds brown (a.k.a. “champagne” and “cognac”) color diamonds.
Morganites come in various pink hues. Some are decidedly pink, whilst others tend more to lilac or light violet. The color of morganite always emanates charm, esprit and a touch of tenderness. This gemstone has a wonderful gift: even in stressful times, it shows up the brighter aspects of life. Try it out yourself and you’ll see: the sight of a morganite will put you in a good mood. A person who chooses this gemstone opts for ‘la vie en rose’ even in the grayness of everyday life.
Rose quartz is usually a powder pink color, and can be transparent, opaque or translucent. Transparent rose quartz is very rare. Rose quartz is called the “heart stone,” something to keep in mind for Valentine’s Day.
Garnets come in various colors- red is the color most often encountered, but a garnet also exists in various shades of green, a tender to intense yellow, a fiery orange and some fine earth-colored shades.
Early explorers and travelers are said to have carried garnets with them, for the garnet was popular as a talisman and protective stone. It was believed to light up the night and protect its bearer from evil and disaster. Today, science has taught us that the garnet’s proverbial luminosity comes from its high refractive index.
Pink tourmaline can range from a light pastel pink to dark pink verging on red. They have an incomparable variety of colors. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of the Earth, passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it assumed all the colors of the rainbow; hence it is still referred to as the ‘gemstone of the rainbow’ today.
The rubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colorful family of the tourmaline. Its color shines in the most beautiful shades from red to shocking pink.
Spinel is the great imposter of gemstone history: many famous rubies in crown jewels around the world are actually spinel.
Historically, red and pink spinel was often confused with ruby, while blue spinel was misidentified as sapphire.
In addition to beautiful rich reds, spinel can be found in a range of gorgeous pastel shades of pink and purple. Of particular interest is a vivid hot pink with a tinge or orange mined in Burma.