Choosing Christmas gifts is a lot about putting in effort and time. There are so many things you can get as a Christmas gift that it gets confusing to choose just one. The simplest gift that would impress anybody and everybody is precious jewels and gemstones. From jewelry to accessories, they can be forged into anything that you can gift. They are special gifts to anyone because they are so rare and precious. But what gemstones would be the best to try out in London and get for your loved ones in 2022? Here we have listed some trendy ideas to help you choose the best options.
Emeralds are precious and rare gemstones that come in a variety of green colors because of the chromium or vanadium present in them. Emerald engagement rings are particularly in high demand in London. If you are planning to get something for your lover for Christmas, emerald jewelry can be a great choice. They look elegant and the color is versatile to complement every wearer. Emeralds are also among the most expensive gemstones these days going at the rate of $305,000 per carat. Especially if the stone is nearly perfect, the price would be even higher.
Diamonds are rare but the rarest of diamonds are red. Very few have ever been found. The stunning ruby red color is debated to come from the gilding atoms caused by extreme pressure during formation. However, the origin of the color is debatable. Since they are so rare, they are extremely expensive. Most red diamonds are usually smaller than a carat. The price starts from $1 million per carat for this gemstone.
We are all familiar with Jade which is not that expensive. But the rarest and purest form of Jade, that is jadeite is can cost as much as $3 million per carat. It is a mineral and occurs rarely. However, it is found in many parts of the world in small quantities. Pure jadeite may be hard to come across, but even the imperfect ones are expensive. Small and even imperfect versions of this mineral can cost more than some standard high-end cars.
These diamonds are so rare that their existence is almost legendary. It is not usually found in an open market. But if you are a gemstone connoisseur, and have the affordability, you would want to own such a rarity. Very rarely, there are auctions for genuine blue diamonds, and the privileged few across the world line up to acquire them. There are very few famous specimens of blue diamonds available in the world today.
Among opals, black opal is the rarest and the most valuable. But the price is comparable to lab diamond engagement rings. They are also comparatively easier to come across than some gemstones mentioned in this list. They have a very unique look and design, making black opal a coveted and offbeat gemstone to own. The price of average black opals comes to around $9500 per carat.
Finding the perfect gemstone to gift this Christmas would be much easier when you are shopping in London. The best jewelry stores from around the world are here and give you a glimpse into the best gemstones to own.