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7 gemstone jewellery pieces to brighten up your summer wardrobe

Anyone who loves their accessories will have noticed that, in recent years, the popularity of vibrant gemstones has been rapidly rising — a trend that’s especially apparent from the large number of coloured gems appearing in top auctions in recent years.

While not everyone has millions of dollars to bid on the purest and rarest gems in the world, it shouldn’t stop us from adding a splash of colour to our everyday jewellery collection. After all, summertime is all about embracing the brightest colours and wildest prints, which also makes it the perfect time to up your jewellery game.

To kick start your search, we’ve gathered a list of our favourite gemstone jewellery items for you to shop from. Whether it’s bold, opulent cocktail rings or delicate long drop earrings, there’s something for everyone at every price point.

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Dinosaur Designs

These ‘Mineral Drop’ earrings by Dinosaur Designs are handcrafted in Australia, each featuring a polished gold-filled bead strung from slim wire and topped with teal-coloured resin stone. Simply pair them with a white shirt for an understated, modern luxe look.

HK$1,780 from Harvey Nichols

Monica Vinader

These ‘Baja deco’ thin cocktail earrings by Monica Vinader are inspired by the Art Deco period and feature baguette cut Labradorite gemstones set in 18-karat rose gold vermeil on sterling silver, offering a Gatsby-esque glamour.

HK$2,150 from Monica Vinader

Jade Jagger

This ring by Jade Jagger features a woman’s silhouette moulded on either side of the band, which is then topped with a gleaming oval-cut gem of deep-blue tanzanite, making it the perfect conversation piece at dinner parties.

HK$26,666 from Matchesfashion


Known for its expertly crafted jewellery with colourful gems, this ‘M’ama non M’ama’ bracelet by Pomellato features a band that is cast from 18-karat rose gold, and centred with a smooth London blue topaz cabochon for a minimal and whimsical look.

HK$12,500 from Pomellato


Crafted in Italy, this antiqued gold-plated sterling-silver necklace by Prada features a chunky link chain with panther-head pendant, finished with a large tonal-grey labradorite crystal for an opulent statement piece.

HK$10,500 from Matchesfashion


Delicate and edgy, this 14-karat gold cuff by Katkim is hand-polished and topped with a marquise cut ruby. Wear it on its own or stack it with other bracelets for an urban, bohemian vibe.

$7,500 from Harvey Nichols

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen‘s gold-tone brass bracelet features four striking charms, including a black and red crystal-embellished silver-tone metal hand, a chunky faux-pearl and chain charm, a skull-embossed motif, and a single red stone held in a claw setting, all of which offer your attire a stylish, gothic spin.

HK$5,710 from Matchesfashion

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.