SOMETHING A LITTLE EXTRA | GET 40% OFF SITEWIDE | USE CODE:

GET 40% OFF SITEWIDE WITH CODE:

  GIFT40

SHOP NOW*T&Cs Apply

Learning Library

White Gems And Associations

Imagine the intense brightness of the sun  shining on a pool of ice; a cold, crisp, frosty  day when your windows frost with a beautiful  pattern. Then think of a beautiful white Zircon  and its fascinating play of prismatic colour.

The level of transparency in colourless gemstones  has a direct bearing on how beautiful they look.  The more transparent a gem is, the more flashes  of dispersion (also known as fire) can be seen. Colourless  Diamonds,  Zircon,  Goshenite  and  Danburite  are  incredibly  alluring  and  when  given plenty of light will explode with a massive  array  of  colour  flowing  throughout.  In  the  same  category,  there  are  not  only  transparent, colourless  gemstones,  but  also  several  white  gems. Who could resist the milky white nature  of  Opal,  a  gem  that  with  only  the  slightest  movement  of  the  hand  flashes  a  rainbow  of  electrifying  colours?  Or  the  rather  heavenly  iridescence seen on the surface of a Pearl?

For  women,  the  colour  is  associated  with  contemplation and purity, whilst for men it is  linked with friendship, religion and integrity.

Unlike today, in ancient times, the colour white  was  associated  with  mourning  and  sorrow.  Greek widows wore the colour from head to toe  on the passing of their husbands.

White gems have also been linked with the Moon and it is loosely through this association that the  Pearl became the birthstone for June along with  Alexandrite and Moonstone.

Back to Learning Library

A White Moonstone necklace from Tookalon.