5 natural colourless gemstones that will make you sparkle – revealing the remaining 3
In an earlier blog post I introduced you to White Topaz and White Sapphire as the first 2 out of 5 natural colourless gemstones that I have selected for you.
Time to reveal the remaining 3:
- White Zircon
- White Beryl, or Goshenite
- White Quartz, or Rock Crystal. I won’t go into any detail on this gem as you will find in-depth information in an earlier post Why Wear Rock Crystal Jewellery – 5 Reasons.
#3 – White Zircon
Highly resistant to chemical alteration and abrasion but can be brittle and prone to scratches so not best suited for everyday wear. Try and store white zircon jewellery pieces separately.
with few visible inclusions.
Very strong fire
Has an excellent brilliance that plays with the light beautifully.
Many high quality white zircons are completely untreated.
Other interesting facts
Is one of the 3 birthstones for December.
Is the oldest mineral found on earth. It is also much rarer than diamond.
Do not confuse with cubic zirconia (CZ) which is always lab-grown.
#4 – White Beryl, or Goshenite
Considered hard and tough
making it suitable for all types of jewellery.
and is highly transparent. Because of that the Greeks used it to create the first ever glasses by .
Has therefore very little fire or brilliance compared to diamonds.
Natural, untreated colour
unlike coloured beryls which are often treated to enhance their vibrant colours.
Symbolises motherhood, is both protective and nurturing.
#5 – White Quartz, or Rock Crystal
For an in-depth review please refer to our blog post ‘Why Wear Rock Crystal Jewellery – 5 Reasons’ here.
If this has inspired you to have a beautiful piece custom-made, then please do get in touch here to discuss your project. I will be delighted to turn your vision into a jewellery that you will cherish for years to come.