The Most Gorgeous Pink Gemstones for Your Spring Look

The Most Gorgeous Pink Gemstones for Your Spring Look

The pink color combines innocence and passion; it’s the ultimate feminine hue. And there’s no better time to wear this charming, dainty color than spring! We’ve created a guide to the most beautiful pink gemstones to join your jewelry collection this season.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is among the most popular and beautiful light pink gemstones. You can recognize rose quartz crystals by their translucent, pale hue achieved by microscopic inclusions of dumortierite mineral. Fun fact - Pantone named Rose Quartz the Color of the Year in 2016.

Rose quartz jewelry has the richest color when the stone is at least a centimeter thick because of its transparency. This delicate gemstone is typically cut in cabochons and beads, but you might also come across faceted stones.

Although rose quartz is abundant and thus relatively inexpensive, it’s a durable gemstone with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. This feminine gemstone is produced in many locations globally, with the largest deposits found in South Africa, Brazil, India, and Madagascar.

With its flawlessly smooth surface and floral motifs, this rose quartz necklace by the Canadian brand Sigal Jewelry is a perfect gift for a dainty young lady. If you fancy something brighter, consider this rose quartz ring with hot pink animalistic enamel and original Swarovski crystals.

Pink Garnet (Rhodolite)

When most hear of garnet stone, they imagine a deep wine-red color. However, garnet colors are diverse, including orange, yellow, green, purple, blue, colorless, and pink. Pink garnet, also known as rhodolite, ranges from lavender pink to bright raspberry and purplish red. Rhodolite garnets with a reddish-raspberry hue are the most sought-after.

Rhodolite is a versatile gemstone – it can be opaque, translucent, or almost transparent and looks marvelous in various cuts. Diamond cut truly unveils the sparkle of this royal stone, but cabochon garnets also have their unique appeal.

Like all garnets, rhodolite has a hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. The most exquisite pink garnets originate in Sri Lanka, but large deposits are also found in Mozambique and Tanzania.

Such a noble gemstone demands a worthy pair, so rhodolite garnets look best with other valuable precious and semi-precious stones. For example, this set of rhodolite garnet ring and earrings feature fine-quality blue sapphires, and these earrings by Kyiv Jewelry Factory combine rhodolite garnets with zircons in a red gold setting. 

Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite)

Contrary to common misconception, tourmaline isn’t a single gemstone but a diverse group of minerals differing in chemical composition. The pink tourmaline variety is known as rubellite and ranges from muted medium-pink to dark, rich purplish tones. Pink tourmaline often has gas and liquid inclusions that give it special appeal, making each stone unique.

Rubellite is moderately translucent and looks best in a cabochon cut, which reveals its inclusion pattern. Faceted tourmalines are rare as inclusions don’t let these stunning gemstones compete in sparkle with diamonds or sapphires.

Pink tourmaline is a durable stone with a hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. This charming gemstone is most commonly found in Russia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Mozambique, Thailand, and India.

The raw beauty of this stone is best revealed in combination with organic shapes and subtle colors - for example, like in this pink tourmaline ring by Thai Exclusive, featuring pink rhodolite garnets that form dainty flower petals around the center stone.

Pink Topaz

London Blue is the most famous topaz variety, but this dazzling gemstone also comes in various shades of pink, ranging from pale to deep. Some topazes have a vibrant hot pink shade.

Pink topaz is rare in nature and thus valuable. However, it's not to be confused with Imperial topazes that have an orangey hue and are considered the most coveted topaz variety.

Pink topaz is transparent, with few to no inclusions. For this reason, the faceted cut conveys the brilliant sparkle of pink topaz the best.

Topaz is among the most durable gemstones, with a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale. This striking gemstone is found on every continent, with the largest deposits located in Afghanistan, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and the USA.

Such a vibrant pink color is bound to draw attention and looks amazing in any setting. In this Sigal ring, a 10-carat hot pink topaz is set in silver and surrounded by white topazes, while these pink topaz earrings look equally gorgeous in a yellow gold plated setting.

Pink Sapphire

Only four gemstones are considered precious – diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire. Although the traditional sapphire color is blue, the color palette of this valuable stone also includes white, red, green, yellow, orange, and pink. Pink sapphires range from lightest to dark and can have a purple or red hue.

Sapphire can be transparent or opaque, but the former is more common with its pink variety. For this reason, pink sapphires typically have a faceted cut. Cabochon cut is typically used for sapphires with cat’s eye or star optical phenomena.

Pink sapphire rivals diamond in durability, with a hardness of 9 on the Moh’s scale. Madagascar is the largest pink sapphire depository globally.

A yellow and pink sapphire ring with amethysts and tanzanites is a stunning addition to any lady’s treasure box, resembling a blooming spring flower. This extraordinary creation by Thai Exclusive truly unveils the royal beauty of precious sapphire.

Pink Opal

Opal stone is favored for its mysterious play of color. Although pink opal lacks the fire of other varieties, its pastel rose shade is equally eye-catching. The color palette includes baby pink, cream, and pale lavender, but never vibrant or dark pink.

Pink opal is typically opaque and thus looks best in a cabochon cut, which makes it look like peppermint candy. Unlike other pink gemstones in this selection, rose opal is relatively fragile, with a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale. This opal color is primarily found in Peru, Mexico, and Brazil.

Because pink opal is rare, jewelry pieces with this variety are a valuable find. Chateau pink opal ring with rhodolite garnets and zircons is a one-of-a-kind creation that exudes femininity.

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