Every precious metal and stone is beautiful in its own way, but not all of them are well suited to each other. We tell about the most successful combinations of stones with platinum, gold and silver.
Precious stones are used in jewelry as an independent base and in combination with stones: precious, semiprecious and ornamental. But not all such combinations can be called successful. Some minerals can outshine the metal or make it fade. Others, on the contrary, are able to emphasize the nobility and brilliance of their frame. So which combinations are the most successful?
WHAT STONES COME TO PLATINE
Platinum has a slightly grayish shade and a beautiful not very bright luster. For the first time this metal was used in jewelry as early as the 18th century in Europe. Today platinum is a very popular and popular metal. It is worn by both men and women.
Platinum is combined with various stones, mostly precious. The classic option - diamonds. Bright patches of diamonds, their impeccable transparency and the iridescent play of the faces can not be better suited to framing from platinum.
Also, platinum is often combined with sapphires and amethysts. Stones of deep blue and violet shades (from saturated to almost transparent) look great on the cold background of a noble metal.
Often, rings, earrings and necklaces made of platinum are decorated with a "sea" stone with aquamarine. Its deep blue or gentle blue haze perfectly "plays" in platinum, shades and does not eclipse it. Can highlight the elegance of platinum and the stone labrador. Its gentle yellow-blue overflows and a unique pattern will make the metal a good company.
In most cases, the listed stones are also suitable for white gold jewelry.
WHAT STONES COME TO GOLD
"Solar metal" does not lose relevance for many centuries. In the middle of last year, we already talked about the fact that now there is another surge in the popularity of products from classic yellow gold. Although, it is worth noting that the pink gold, which was at the height of fashion a few years ago, is still in the trend to this day.
Optimal for incrustation in gold warm shades will be the following stones:
Amber (and other yellow stones)
Gold is a highly active metal. It is best for him to use transparent or translucent minerals of warm colors or completely colorless. Very rich in color stones - such as pomegranate and red jasper - is not recommended to combine with yellow gold. Jade, morion, amethyst and emerald are not too suitable for this purpose.
However, those who see restrictions in these recommendations, we hasten to remind you that there are a lot of gold colors (not to mention some of its subspecies, like rubedo or platinum gold), and you probably will be able to choose exactly the variant that will be ideal combined with your favorite stone.
WHAT STONES COME SILVER
Silver is not an expensive metal, but its products look stylish and noble. Jewelry made of silver was made thousands of years ago, besides, he was often appropriated magic and healing properties. And today silver is still relevant: from vintage ornaments with blackening to bold modern products in the spirit of architectural structures.
Ideal in terms of compatibility with silver stones (and not only based on the color of the metal, but also some traditions):
The best is silver "accepts" bright opaque and translucent stones. Optimum combination with a soft shine of metal are also stones of the sated-blue, violet, green shades. Too light - lost on the background of metal. Red stones are also not the best choice for jewelry made of silver.
And yet there is at least one precious stone that perfectly fits any of the listed metals. Of course, it's pearls. Thanks to the huge palette of a large number of varieties, pearls will ideally fit into almost any decoration, especially with the minimum number of "neighbors" from other stones.