The term "colored stone" refers to any species of gem, other than diamond. An exception to this is colored diamonds - they are indeed considered to be colored stones. When it comes to colorful gemstones, there are so many options available that it can be difficult to choose. Undeniably beautiful and distinct, there are so many things about a gem that can catch your attention. It could be the color or the meaning it represents. No matter the reason, they are all amazing in their own way. So if you are in the market for some gorgeous colorful jewelry in Boca Raton, look no further than Devon's Diamonds & Decor!
Alexandrite is a birthstone for the month of June. This gemstone is also known as “the color-change gem.” In daylight, it is a cool, bluish and green. In lamplight, it is a red gem with a warm tone. You can see it change color by switching from fluorescent to incandescent light. The value of the gemstone increases as the color change becomes more distinct. Shop for Alexandrite jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. Not only is this gem known for its beautiful color, but it is also widely available in different shapes and sizes — which makes it more affordable. Amethyst complements both warm and cool colors, helping it look fabulous set in both yellow and white gold. Shop for Amethyst jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. Aquamarines are found in a range of blues, from a pale pastel to a greenish-blue to a deep color. Darker shades of blue are increasingly rare and make the value increase. Aquamarine is frequently a pastel gemstone. While the color can be more intense in larger gemstones, smaller aquamarines tend to be less vivid. Shop for Aquamarine jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Citrine is a bright shining gem that is said to be a gift from the sun. The name Citrine, which is French for “lemon,” fits well with its color range of yellow to a bright orange-brown. Most people choose a Citrine based on their personal preference, but some of the most sought-after Citrine gemstones have a clear,
radiant yellowish to brownish red color. Citrine is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. It is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, often serving as a big, bold statement piece. Shop for Citrine jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Coral is an ancient gemstone, and has been used for thousands of years. Aside from the solid colors found in Coral, it can also have color zones or swirls, with white, pink, orange, and red being the most prevalent. Coral is naturally dull;
polishing is required to bring out its glassy luster. Coral is used as cabochons and beads. It is also sculpted into small carvings such as flowers for pins and brooches. Shop for Coral jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. Green is the color of spring and has long symbolized love and rebirth. A deeper and more vivid color of green signifies a more valuable gemstone. The most valuable and beautiful Emeralds exhibit an intense bluish hue in addition to their bold green color. Emeralds, among the rarest of gems, are almost always found with inclusions. Some inclusions are expected and do not detract from the value of the stone as much as with other gemstones. Shop for Emerald jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
FANCY COLOR DIAMOND
Fancy color diamonds are true miracles of nature. The geological conditions needed to create these colors are rare, making them scarce and highly prized. They come in pale pinks and blues, bright yellows, oranges, greens, reds and brown colors like cognac and champagne. Today, yellow diamonds are thought of as “traditional” and are among the most abundant of all “fancy colored” diamonds. Red, green, purple and orange diamonds are generally the rarest, followed by blue and pink. Shop for fancy colored diamond jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January. This gem is available in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red Bohemian garnet to the vibrant greens of the Russian Demantoid and African Tsavorite. We also see it appear in the oranges and browns of Spessartite and Hessonite from Namibia and Sri Lanka and in the subtle pinks and purples of Rhododendron. Shop for Garnet jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Jade has been treasured in China as the royal gemstone since at least 2950 BC. Thought to preserve the body after death, jade can be found in emperors’ tombs from thousands of years ago. To this day, many people believe that jade will protect them from harm. Jade is known for its vivid, green color, though it also comes in lavender, pink, yellow and white. The most common shape is the flat, donut-shaped disc called a pi, which is commonly worn as a necklace. Shop for Jade jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Ancient Romans believed this shimmering rock was formed from frozen moonlight, giving it the name Moonstone. Its color ranges from colorless to gray, brown, yellow, green and pink, while its clarity ranges from transparent to translucent. The best Moonstone has a blue sheen, perfect clarity and a colorless body color. Found in India and Madagascar, rainbow Moonstones have a variety of colors, including pink, yellow, peach, purple and blue. Shop for Moonstone jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
With its dazzling brilliance and soft colors of clear pink, peach and hot fuchsia, it’s no wonder Morganite is known as the stone of divine love. With shades of pink dominating the fashion industry, Morganite is a favorite for women of all ages.
Coming in pinks from subtle lavenders to bright fuchsias and even pastel pink apricot blends, Morganite exudes charm and tenderness. Shop for Morganite jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Today, when we think of Onyx, we often preface the word with black to distinguish it from other varieties. This gem comes in white, reddish brown, brown and banded. A variety of Onyx that is reddish brown with white and lighter reddish bands is known as sardonyx. Black never goes out of style, which is why you can never go wrong with black Onyx. Its appealing rich black color can be both classic and contemporary. Shop for Onyx jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Opal is the birthstone for the month of October. In ancient times, the Opal was known as the "Queen of Gems" because it encompassed the colors of all other gems. Each Opal is truly one-of-a-kind, as unique as our fingerprints. Some prefer
the calming flashes of blues and greens; others love the bright reds and yellows. As you turn and move the Opal, the color plays and shifts, giving you a gem that can be worn with a plethora of ensembles. Shop for Opal jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Despite having only just been discovered in the 1980s, Paraiba Tourmaline gemstones have already become one of the most precious and valuable gems in the world. Its rare shades of electric blues and greens are reminiscent of the blue ocean shores of Paraiba — its native land. These unique, vivid blue and green colors are not found in any other gemstone in the world. Shop for Paraiba Tourmaline jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June. Throughout human history, mankind has admired and worshipped pearls. Today, pearls are both classic and contemporary; a strand of white pearls can be timeless but a bracelet of chocolate pearls is more modern. No matter the color or size, pearls can be worn every day or can compliment the most formal attire. Shop for Pearl jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. In ancient times it was believed that Peridot was a gift from Mother Nature to celebrate the annual creation of a new world. Today, most Peridot comes from Arizona, but it can also be found in China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. Peridot is available in several colors ranging from yellowish green to brown, but the bright lime and olive greens are the most desired. If you prefer citrus or earth tones, you’ll find a place for Peridot in your jewelry collection. Shop for Peridot jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July. A Ruby’s color is its most important feature. Rubies are available in a range of hues from purplish and bluish red to orange-red. The brightest and most valuable color of Ruby is often “a Burmese
Ruby” — a rich, passionate, hot, full red color with a slight blue hue. This color is often referred to as “pigeon blood” red, a Ruby color only associated with the Mogok Valley mines in Myanmar. Shop for Ruby jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. Upon hearing the word “Sapphire,” many immediately envision a stunning violet-blue gemstone. “Sapphire” is Greek for blue, after all but that does not mean all sapphires are blue. They also come in pink, yellow, orange, peach and violet colors. The most sought-after color of fancy Sapphire is the rare and beautiful Padparadscha — a pink-orange corundum with a distinctive salmon color reminiscent of a tropical sunset. These ultra-rare, ultra-expensive stones are among the most coveted gems in the world. Shop for Sapphire jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Spinel is a birthstone for the month of August. Centuries ago, Sanskrit writings referred to Spinel as the daughter of the Ruby. The bright red color of Spinel is so similar to that of the Ruby that the two are often confused with one another. Spinels are actually rarer than Rubies, but unlike Rubies, they can sometimes be found in large sizes. In addition to beautiful rich reds, Spinel can also be found in shades of orange, beautiful pastel pink and purple. Of particular interest is a vivid, hot pink color with a tinge of orange that is mined in Burma. This is one of the most spectacular gemstone colors in the world and is truly unlike any other gem. Spinel also comes in beautiful blues, though these are extremely rare. Shop for Spinel jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Tanzanite is a birthstone for the month of December. Tanzanite is a one-of-a-kind gemstone unlike any other and can only be found in one place on Earth: the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This gem possesses an exotic velvety blue with a rich overtone of purple, making for a color that is truly unlike any other. Tanzanite is one of today’s most popular blue gemstones and comes in a variety of shapes,
sizes and striking colors. Tanzanite is rarely pure blue and almost always displays its signature overtones of purple. In smaller sizes, Tanzanite usually contains lighter tones and a lavender color while larger sizes typically display a deeper, richer and more beautiful blue. Shop for Tanzanite jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November. In shades of yellow, brown, honey, green, blue, red, pink and sometimes no color at all, Topaz has a broad range of appeal. It is most often found in amber gold, yellow or a blushing pink-
prange, but a pale pink or a sherry red Topaz is highly exceptional. The most prized color of Topaz is called Imperial Topaz and features a magnificent orange with pink undertones. Blue, once the rarest color of Topaz, is the most common today due to man’s ability to enhance its color; Topaz with a naturally blue color is very rare. Shop for Topaz jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Tourmaline is the birthstone for the month of October. Available in a spectrum of colors and color combinations, Tourmaline lives up to its name, which means “mixed stone.” With a rainbow of colors, Tourmaline can easily enhance any jewelry collection. Cranberry red, hot magenta, bubblegum pink, peach and orange, canary yellow, mint, grass and forest green, ocean blue, violet… Tourmaline is all of these and more. Tourmaline is also known for its ability to display several colors in one gemstone. These bi-color or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations and are highly prized. One multi-color variety is known as Watermelon Tourmaline and features green, pink and white color bands. The picture on the right is a custom watermelon tourmaline and diamond engagement ring that we designed for one of our customers. Shop for Tourmaline jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Turquoise is a birthstone for the month of December. It is among the oldest known gemstones and its popularity has spanned the globe for centuries. It graced the necks of Egyptian Pharaohs and adorned the ceremonial dress of early Native
Americans. This beautiful robin’s egg blue gemstone has been attributed with healing powers, status and wealth, protection from evil and good luck. Turquoise is an opaque, light- to dark-blue or blue-green gem with its finest color being an intense blue. Shop for Turquoise jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
Zircon is a birthstone for the month of December. Most people think of a bright sky blue when they think of Zircon, but it is also available in beautiful earth tones of green, dark red, yellow, brown and orange. Today, the most popular colors of Zircon are the vivid blue and bright Caribbean Sea colors. Zircon’s spectrum of beautiful colors, its rarity and its affordability have all contributed to its popularity today. Shop for Zircon jewelry at our jewelry store in Boca Raton.
At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, located in Royal Palm Place shopping center, we hand select every item in our case. You will find earrings, pendants, rings & bracelets with an array of high quality gemstones available in our showroom. Stop by our jewelry store in Boca Raton to discover our beautiful selection of colored stone jewelry. Our colored stone collection of jewelry has something for everyone!