Friday 5: The Most Coveted Gemstones of 2014



Other than the always-present and beloved diamond, what would you say was the most popular gemstone of 2014? Without hesitation, I would have said tourmaline. It made memorable appearances in many sensational designs this year (hello, Paraiba!) and continues to stun. And while that may be true, JCK Marketplace visitors are telling me different. I dug into a year of data to see what 2014 looked like in review, and, surprisingly, my tourmaline is not in the top 5.

So what were people searching for on Marketplace this year? The five most popular gemstones are listed below and are paired with this year’s most beautiful jewels that exemplify them. Tell me: Are you surprised by the results, or is it what you would have expected?

Click each image for more information about the featured jewels.

 

5. Emerald

Yael Designs emerald cabochon ring

Yael Designs



Jewels by Jacob emerald and diamond necklace

Jewels by Jacob



Omi Prive emerald and diamond ring

Omi Privé



Royal Jewelry emerald pear double drop earrings

Royal Jewelry



Simon G emerald and diamond ring

Simon G.




4. Tanzanite

Spark tanzanite and diamond cocktail ring

Spark

 

 

Gumuchian Tokapi tanzanite necklace

Gumuchian

 

 

Sethi Couture tanzanite Deco drop earrings

Sethi Couture

 

 

House of Tanzanite chandelier pendant

House of Tanzanite

 

 

Omi Prive triple shank tanzanite cocktail ring

Omi Privé




3. Alexandrite

Coast Diamond alexandrite and diamond ring

Coast Diamond



Omi Prive alexandrite halo ring

Omi Privé



Mark Henry alexandrite and diamond lock pendant

Mark Henry



Steven Royce Designs alexandrite pear ring

Steven Royce Designs



Mark Henry alexandrite stacking rings

Mark Henry





2. Ruby

Sutra ruby and diamond fan earrings

Sutra

 

Andreoli 10 ct. Burmese ruby ring

Andreoli

 

 

Akiva Gil heart-shape ruby platinum earrings

Akiva Gil

 

 

JB Star ruby and halo diamond ring

JB Star

 

 

Jack Abraham cushion ruby and diamond drop earrings

Jack Abraham

 

1. Morganite

Makur morganite oval cocktail ring

Makur



Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems morganite line necklace

Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems



Stuller morganite and diamond stud earrings

Stuller

 



Yael Designs Princess morganite ring

Yael Designs



Spark Art Deco pink morganite and sapphire earrings

Spark


 

 

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