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




Gumuchian Tokapi tanzanite necklace




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



Andreoli 10 ct. Burmese ruby ring




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


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems morganite line necklace

Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems

Stuller morganite and diamond stud earrings



Yael Designs Princess morganite ring

Yael Designs

Spark Art Deco pink morganite and sapphire earrings




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