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Gemstones for Men

Gemstones for Men
Gemstones for Men

Introduction

Either as a show of wealth, a convenient royal seal, a statement of power or allegiance, a religious ritual or just because they looked good, men have been wearing gemstones for tens of thousands of years.

The late 20th century was a time when most men in the western world dressed the same, fashions changed but we were quite conservative in our looks. Nowadays, it seems you can wear what you like and that includes wonderful colored gemstone jewelry.

Choosing the color and style of gemstones for men is all a matter of taste, but bold dark colors, chunky shapes and cabochon cuts tend to be the most popular.

We have come up with a list of the best gemstones for men with a few handy hints of what type of jewelry they best make and their spiritual power.

The number one colored gemstone for men (and women for that matter) in the world today is undoubtedly the Sapphire. They come in all colors except red (it is then a ruby) but for men I would highly recommend a classic deep blue.

Blue Sapphire Gemstones

Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire

Gemstone

Sapphire

Color

Blue

Ideal Jewelry

Ring

Spiritual Power

Wisdom and good fortune

Birthstone

September

Ruby Gemstones

Second to the sapphire is the mighty Ruby. This legendary gemstone has been worn by the most powerful rulers who fought the fields of battle or walked the corridors of power.

Ruby Gemstones
Ruby Gemstones

Gemstone

Ruby

Color

Red

Ideal Jewelry

Ring

Spiritual Power

Protection and Passion

Birthstone

July

Black Tourmaline

Men can wear any color they like but the darker colors do seem to be more popular and you cannot get much darker than Black Tourmaline. A durable, yet affordable gemstone, which comes in a great variety of shapes, cuts and sizes.

Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline

Gemstone

Tourmaline

Color

Black

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Cufflinks / Pendant / Necklace / Bracelet

Spiritual Power

Protection and Positivity

Birthstone

October

Red-Orange Garnet

Another gemstone with a rich history of being worn by the high and mighty is Garnet. This stone is available in many colors but the rich reds of Pyrope Garnet and the burnt orange Hessonite Garnet really lend themselves to men’s jewelry.

Red-Orange Garnet
Red-Orange Garnet

Gemstone

Garnet

Color

Deep Red / Orange

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Pendant

Spiritual Power

Energy and Strength

Birthstone

January

Turquoise Gemstones

A lighter and brighter gemstone is Turquoise which conjures up images of deserts, mountains and outdoor living. Aztecs, Apaches and Ancient Egyptians all revered this intense blue gemstone and considered it a lucky stone.

Turquoise Gemstones
Turquoise Gemstones

Gemstone

Turquoise

Color

Blue-green

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Pendant / Beads / Bracelet / Necklace

Spiritual Power

Luck and Wisdom

Birthstone

December

Tiger's Eye Gemstones

A classic gemstone for men would be the Tiger’s Eye, rich russet browns with golden or orange streaks that exude an earthy outdoor manliness and rustic charm. Large primitive shapes and odd outlines make for unique jewelry pieces sure to stand out.

Tiger's Eye Gemstones
Tiger's Eye Gemstones

Gemstone

Tiger's Eye

Color

Honey Brown

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Pendant / Beads / Bracelet / Necklace

Spiritual Power

Courage and Creativity

Birthstone

N/A

Tsavorite Garnet Gemstones

If deep green is your color, the temptation is to go for a classic emerald gemstone however might we suggest a Tsavorite as a better choice? Although the emerald is rated higher on the Mohs hardness scale, it often has inclusions which make it more likely to break than the Tsavorite. Both have stunning green coloring.

Tsavorite Garnet
Tsavorite Garnet

Gemstone

Tsavorite Garnet

Color

Green

Ideal Jewelry

Ring

Spiritual Power

Vitality and Prosperity

Birthstone

January

Malachite Gemstones

Another green gemstone but found at the other end of the price scale to the very valuable Tsavorite is Malachite. Deep rich greens with swirls, circles and stripes and a silky polish make this a very eye catching gemstone. Large sizes and interesting shapes make it a very versatile choice.

Malachite Gemstones
Malachite Gemstones

Gemstone

Malachite

Color

Green

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Pendant / Necklace / Bracelet

Spiritual Power

Abundance and Self-confidence

Birthstone

N/A

Amethyst Gemstones

In all those old movies where we see the king feasting in the giant hall surrounded by noblemen and princesses, the big round rings on his fingers are nearly always Amethyst cabochons. Once one of the five most expensive gemstones this intense purple jewel calls out luxury, power and ambition.

Amethyst Gemstones
Amethyst Gemstones

Gemstone

Amethyst

Color

Violet / Purple

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Pendant / Necklace / Bracelet

Spiritual Power

Clear thinking and Purification

Birthstone

February

Citrine Gemstones

Let’s finish our list with a cheery bright light of the gemstone world, Citrine. This strong quartz comes in colors from a golden yellow through to a deep sunset orange. It may be bright but the amber undertones keep it masculine and its toughness will keep it safe.

Citrine Gemstones
Citrine Gemstones

Gemstone

Citrine

Color

Yellow / Orange

Ideal Jewelry

Ring / Pendant / Necklace / Bracelet

Spiritual Power

Happiness and Prosperity

Birthstone

November

Quick Guide to Men’s gemstones

Gemstone

Color

Spiritual Power

Sapphire

Blue

Wisdom and good fortune

Ruby

Red

Protection and Passion

Tourmaline

Black

Protection and Positivity

Garnet

Red / Orange

Energy and Strength

Turquoise

Blue / Green

Luck and Wisdom

Tiger’s Eye

Brown

Courage and Creativity

Tsavorite

Green

Vitality and Prosperity

Malachite

Green

Abundance and Self-confidence

Amethyst

Violet / Purple

Clear thinking and Purification

Citrine

Yellow / Orange

Happiness and Prosperity

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