The power and mystery of the color of gemstone
Coloring is one of the most characteristic distinguishing features for most jewelry stones.
When we talk about the color of a gemstone, we mean its purity and saturation. For example, they say: the color is saturated, pure (emerald of the highest quality) or faded, muted (pale green beryl).
The combination of several colors of stones in one decoration can affect a person's psyche. Since ancient times, there have been observations that a preference for a particular color can indicate a person's character and life orientations.
Yellow means secrecy if worn by a man (suitable for a silent lover) if a woman is generous.
White (colorless) - friendship, integrity, and religiosity for men, purity, courtesy, and thoughtfulness for women.
Red - for men, imperiousness, ambition, imperiousness, and vindictiveness. For women, pride, arrogance, and stubbornness.
Blue is wisdom and high generous thoughts for men, jealousy, and vigilance for women.
Green - for men contentment, unreliability in friendship, for women baseless dreams, infantilism, and changeability.
Black - for men, seriousness, sanity, constancy, and strength, for young women, inconstancy, and recklessness, for married women, constant love and perseverance.
Purple is, for men, a sober calculation, enterprise, and seriousness. For women, high thoughts and spiritual love.
Studying the culture of ancient peoples, we find that the color of precious stones was used as a symbol of belonging to certain social strata or castes or as a symbol of professing particular mythological or religious views.
In China, yellow stones (yellow diamonds, citrines) were intended for the emperor, the Son of Heaven. Yellow was a symbol of the highest wisdom and enlightenment. No one else dared to wear jewelry with precious yellow stones. On the occasion of mourning, the Chinese wore products with white stones (pearls, opal). This meant that they were accompanying the departing one to the kingdom of heavenly purity. White was not an expression of personal sadness, and it was worn as if helping the deceased reach the supreme domain.
In the Catholic Church, the color symbolism of precious stones expressed the spiritual hierarchy. Purple and purple stones (amethyst, ruby) were intended for the cardinal, white and colorless (diamonds) - for the pope.
Now a few small examples illustrate the differences in the color preferences of precious stones.
Blonde, blue-eyed women with pink complexion, as a rule, choose jewelry with stones of very pure colors (topaz, tourmalines) or with a large number of clearly distinguishable colors. The main contrast for them is the contrast in color.
People with black hair, dark skin and dark brown eyes represent a different type. They assign the main role in all jewelry to black (black diamonds, onyx, black pearls), and pure colors (emerald, ruby) are used only in accompaniment to black.
Women with red hair and pink skin prefer jewelry with stones of very intense colors. Their favorite colors of jewelry stones are green (emerald, chrysolite), red (ruby, spinel) and blue (sapphire) in a contrasting combination.
Modern jewelry fashion distinguishes the following types of color contrasts inserts in jewelry:
1. Contrast in color.
2. Contrast of light and dark.
3. The contrast of cold and warm.