Gems Uncovered: What Your Jewelry Says About You
“First impressions last.”
Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true. Appearances matter and speak volumes. Your jewelry and the gemstones you love, like your dress sense and home décor, reveal so much about your personality. If you think about it, it’s really the only purpose it serves.
So, what does your jewelry say about you? Since there are so many types of jewelry, let’s narrow our focus to gemstone jewelry specifically:
What The Gemstones In Your Jewelry Reveal About You
Here’s an overview of the character traits associated with some (but not all) of the most popular gems used in your jewelry.
Diamonds: Despite their sometimes hefty price tag, diamonds are perhaps the most ubiquitous gem in jewelry today. Does it follow that those who prefer diamonds are traditional types—slaves to fashion? Not necessarily. Diamonds truly are the most versatile of gems. Depending on the size, cut, setting, and color of the diamonds in your jewelry, you may fit anywhere on the spectrum from subdued yet elegant (a pair of dainty diamond studs) to flat-out flashy or even avant-garde (a show-stopping tiara). In any event, you have an eye for quality and value durability.
Ever wonder why pearls are so popular with brides? Since time immemorial, pearls have been associated with purity, innocence, and chastity. At any rate, those who wear pearls are often sensitive, more modest folks who prefer vintage-style, understated elegance and can appreciate the classical.
Emeralds in your jewelry, meanwhile, may indicate that you are a serene individual known for your kindness and wisdom. Of course, as emeralds are gemstones of a deep green hue, your penchant for them likely indicates that this is your favorite color. As such, you doubtless value loyalty and serenity and prize your reputation.
Similarly, lovers of sapphires are often wise and deep thinkers. Owing to their blue color, sapphires represent tranquility and honesty. Unsurprisingly, then, both Princesses Kate and the late Diana are known for their fondness for sapphires, which have thus also become a de facto mark of royalty.
If your jewelry frequently features rubies, you probably have a gift for commanding a room. There are no half-measures with you. Your affinity with rich, dark red tones shows that you are both confident and classy, passionate, and poised.
Are you drawn to the bright yellow and orange colors that characterize citrine gemstones? Your jewelry featuring this stone reflects a fun-loving, light-hearted nature. Your positivity and enthusiasm energize those around you, and you love a good party.
Opal gemstones, with their ethereal quality and subdued yet shimmering appearance, have long been imbued with a sense of the supernatural. If your jewelry often features opal stones, you are likely a deeply spiritual individual. You are an idealist, admired for your insight, passion, and creativity.
Conclusion: Does It Matter?
Of course, not everybody has the same associations with gemstones as we described. We are all special and complex creatures, each bound to interpret life in our way and wear our jewelry differently. Some of us may wear our gems on our fingers, while others prefer them to adorn their ears. What we wear, how we wear it, and where we wear it is a personal choice, not a pre-set personality.
So, feel free to forget about everything we just said, wear what you like, and leave people to think what they may.
Words by Ellen Klein
Feature Photo by Laura Chouette