Back to the Basics: Blue Gemstones

Why Blue Gemstones?

Blue is a color that suggests loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. That’s why this primary color has a calming effect on the psyche. Not only does it evoke these positive feelings, but blue is also a color that generally looks good in any shade. We’re going to take you back to the basics by featuring our favorite list of blue gemstones. Take a look at our picks, and you’ll definitely be adding blue to your jewelry box in the near future!

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

 Turquoise is a color that’s found quite frequently in the fashion world because of its trendy and beautiful hue. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from the Sleeping Beauty mines of Arizona. The stone got its name because the mountain where it is mined resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with arms crossed.
Although it comes with a unique story, what makes this stone one of our favorites is its striking color. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is revered and highly sought after due to its pure sky blue color, which shows very little to no veining or webbing. It is one of the most prized forms of turquoise for jewelry. It is often stable enough to be polished and used for turquoise jewelry without any treatment or stabilization.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise gemstone jewelry.


 If your birthday is this month, then you’ll definitely want to hear what we have to say about this September birthstone. Sapphire belongs to the same family as rubies. This stone comes in various colors, but we are here to discuss its signature deep blue hue. Sapphire’s blue is vivid and saturated, as if it’s lit from within. This stone makes for a stunning pendant necklace. A formal occasion is the perfect opportunity to wear this elegant color. Here are examples of sapphire jewelry for inspiration.
Blue sapphire gemstone jewelry.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is from the Latin word for “stone,” and the names lazuli or lazurite derive from the words “lazhuward” and “lazulum,” which both mean blue or heaven. With the terms “blue” and “heaven” being mentioned in its description, it makes sense why this stone is on our list!

The stone displays vibrant blues and intense shades of sapphire, with a deep and glowing depth. In addition to these gorgeous attributes, Lapis lazuli has golden flecks of pyrite that create a sparkle. Its color was and still is desired so much that Renaissance painters used lapis to make an expensive blue pigment. Check out these pieces for inspiration when you’re buying your own lapis lazuli.

Lapis lazuli gemstone jewelry.

Capri Blue Quartz

Quartz is the most abundant single mineral because it makes up nearly 12-percent of the earth’s crust. Despite the abundance of the quartz family, Capri blue quartz is a rare member. It is prized for its deep sky blue hues. Light passes through the stone uninterrupted, so it is also known for its fine transparent sparkle.

The best way to view its beautiful color is under natural daylight.  Capri blue quartz’s color can range from deep sky blue to sky blue with some specimens displaying an electric blue color with flashes of green. Here are some beautiful examples of this unique gemstone.

Capri blue quartz gemstone jewelry.
These striking gemstones are great examples of blue jewels that make great additions to your fine jewelry collection. Need more inspiration than the photos above? Check out our Pinterest boards for more ideas! There are different shades for any taste, so don’t be afraid to experiment when you’re buying your gemstones.

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