Gemstone Jewellery: Adding Colour to Winter


Don’t let winter keep you down! When the days are darkest and your wardrobe includes woolly jumpers and long coats – a good way to brighten up your outfit is to add a pop of colour with jewellery.

Whether a ring, a necklace, a bracelet or a pair of earrings, Banks Lyon has an incredible range of gemstone jewellery that will help you add colour, so take a look at what you can find when you visit our stores.

Jewellery to Brighten Your Winter

Colourful jewellery can add warmth during the colder and darker seasons, and even the simplest of pieces can have a big impact. Gemstones are the perfect choice for this because they’re both vibrant and luxurious and help you to create a wide variety of styles and looks, whether it’s day or night.

There are many different types of gemstone jewellery, and you’ll be pleased to know we stock many of them at Banks Lyon. For example, we have many coloured gemstone rings and gemstone earrings, all made from the best materials with the latest technologies – as well as gorgeous colours that will revamp your outfits.

You can choose a statement piece, such as this bold 18ct White Gold Rainbow Sapphire and Diamond Circle pendant, available for £1,350 or from £20.25 per month at 0% finance. You get a rainbow of hues that will draw the eye no matter where you go, making the most of the light if you’re going to an evening event.

Materials to Consider

We’ve previously written about luxury watch materials used in horology, and many of those materials are also common in jewellery-making. Gold and platinum, for instance, are popular choices that add elegance and sophistication to any piece while also ensuring their durability.

You should consider how many times you’re going to wear the jewellery piece and when – if you want to wear it only on some occasions, such as parties and weddings, then a more delicate material, like platinum, can be a good option.

On the other hand, if you plan on wearing the jewellery piece every day, then you’ll want a sturdy material that won’t suffer wear and tear easily. Gold is a good option for that, especially because you also have several hues and alloys to choose from, like rose, yellow and white gold.

You’ll find white gold is a common material in jewellery since it’s not only beautiful, but also durable, making it the perfect choice for pieces like rings and brooches, such as this 18ct White Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamond Butterfly brooch. It can be yours for £15,880 or from £238.20 per month at 0% finance.

A Cornucopia of Stones

When it comes to colourful gems, we’ve got it all, including birthstone jewellery. If you’re a fan of the main precious stones (diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies) or you love the look of aquamarine, amethyst, tanzanite, topaz and peridot, you’ll find a huge selection of all these stones at Banks Lyon.

Talk to us if you’re interested in a particular colour since gemstones can come in different hues, or let us know whether you prefer a specific gem – we’re happy to help you find the right winter jewellery for you.

You can also opt for something subtle or go all out with a bold statement piece, such as this 18ct Rose Gold Bi-Colour Tourmaline and Diamond pendant, available for £2,040 or from £30.60 per month at 0% finance.

Think About the Cut

Another thing to keep in mind is that different gemstone jewellery comes with differently-cut stones. Some cuts are timeless, others evoke the past, but all of them can be the perfect match for you. If you’re not sure which cut you prefer, we can help.

We know everything there is to know about jewellery and have a deep understanding of what the type of cut offers each piece. For example, cutting enhances the natural brilliance and colour of a stone, and allows you to get the best value for your money.

You can choose from different cuts, including:

  • Brilliant
  • Emerald
  • Princess
  • Cushion
  • Pear
  • Oval
  • Marquise
  • Rose

The stones in our jewellery pieces have been cut to maximise their natural sparkle and add visual appeal to the necklaces, bangles, earrings or rings they adorn. An excellent example of this is the 18ct White Gold 1.31ct Rose Cut Purple Sapphire and Diamond ring, which you can purchase for £1,600 or from £24 per month at 0% finance.

The sapphire has a rose cut that enhances its natural beauty and offers the piece unrivalled elegance and a unique allure. It also ensures the ring is both timeless and modern, perfect for the contemporary woman who wants a touch of colour on her day-to-day or during a special occasion.

Gemstone Jewellery at Banks Lyon

As you can see, we’ve got plenty of colourful jewellery available at our Lancaster and Kendal stores, and the only difficulty will be trying to narrow down your favourite from the large array of pieces at your disposal! If you still haven’t found ‘the one’, don’t worry, as we’re here to assist in every way we can.

With our personal shopper service, we’ll help you to make a decision that will complement your lifestyle and match your tastes, so come by at any time to see our vast selection of gemstone jewellery in person.

In the meantime, in addition to the jewellery we’ve showcased in this article, take a look at some more handpicked options that are sure to help you decide.

9ct White Gold Topaz Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are a great option to pair with a winter wardrobe because they work well with winter layering. You don’t have to fear getting your earrings stuck on your scarf or accidentally losing a piece when removing a coat.

These white gold and topaz earrings come with four claw mounts with stem and butterfly fittings, and the round brilliant cut is ideal for making the stones shine even more. Add a touch of colour to your daily wardrobe with these understated yet charming and dazzling earrings today!

These stunning 9ct White Gold Topaz Stud Earrings are available for £115 at Banks Lyon.

18ct White Gold Amethyst and Diamond Set Pendant

If you’re looking for a piece that will draw the eye as you walk through a crowd or that will help you stand out at the next cocktail party or business event, why not consider this amethyst and diamond pendant? The gorgeous colour is perfect for winter – and suitable for the modern lady who is passionate about making a fashion statement.

The pendant has a 1.03ct amethyst and round brilliant cut diamonds that total over 1.01 carats. The sheer number of stones in this piece will shine brightly even under muted lights, as the clarity, colour and cut of the gems work well together to create a dazzling display.

Interested in this 18ct White Gold Amethyst and Diamond Set Pendant? This piece can be yours for £675 or from £10.13 per month at 0% finance.

18ct White Gold 0.52ct Ruby and Diamond Eternity Ring

This is a half eternity ring with seven beautiful rubies that total 0.52 carats, interspaced with round brilliant cut diamonds that total 0.32 carats – a stunning example of a colourful piece that is elegant, luxurious and ageless. You’ve got plenty of diamond eternity rings at Banks Lyon, so browse our website to see our other offerings.

The stones in this ring are mounted in an 18ct white gold castle claw mount and will look amazing next to engagement and wedding rings – perfect to be worn every day, be it winter or summer.

You can purchase this 18ct White Gold 0.52ct Ruby and Diamond Eternity Ring for £1,195 or from £17.93 per month at 0% finance.

Colours may be harder to come by in our winter outfits but, with Banks Lyon’s many options, you’re sure you find the perfect piece that will make your wardrobe pop. From greens and reds to blues and yellows – as well as clean lines and bold designs – you can rest assured that there’s a jewellery piece for you at our stores.

What’s more, we also provide a lifetime of free cleaning and polishing so that your jewellery can always look amazing.