Here at T. Paterson Jewellers, we are passionate about all kinds of gemstones. From the classic blue sapphires and red rubies, to rare pinkish-orange Padparadchas and green tourmalines, our impressive range of coloured gemstones is one of the largest in Scotland.
Most of our coloured gemstone jewellery is designed in-house and we specialise in unusual stones such as kunzite, spinel and Ethiopian water opals.
For more information on some of the gemstones we stock, please click on the links below:
Ruby: One of the most famous and popular coloured gemstones, ruby is characterised by its hardness and striking red tones, which can vary from pink-red to purple-red, making it ideal for fine jewellery. Ruby is the birthstone for July.
Pink Sapphire: Growing in popularity, our pink sapphire range is a great starting point for those of you who trust the durability of sapphires but perhaps want something more suited to your colour palette. Our pink sapphires range from soft-rose to raspberry shades.
Padparadscha: This is a very rare sapphire that shows both pink and orange colours. The name ’padparadscha’ derives from the Sinhalese word for lotus blossom.
Morganite: As a variety of beryl, morganite is from the same family of gemstones as emerald and aquamarine. It has a delicate pink or peach tone, which is suited to all kinds of jewellery.
Sapphire: Blue sapphire’s distinctive tones range from delicate cornflower blue to deep navy. The classic blues have long been popular and are ideal for all kinds of jewellery. We also stock purple sapphires for those who want something a little different. Sapphire is the birthstone for September.
Tanzanite: This is a relatively new gemstone, having been discovered in the 1960s in Tanzania, Africa. The striking violet-blue colour of tanzanite is particularly popular and makes a lovely, modern alternative to turquoise for the birthstone for December.
Topaz: One of our most popular coloured gemstones, blue topaz varies from a delicate, pale blue to a striking sky blue. Suited to all kinds of jewellery, topaz is the birthstone for November.
Amethyst: A very popular stone, legend has it that amethysts protect the wearer from drunkenness and encourage a serious mind. Our range of amethyst jewellery features delicate lavender tones right through to deep, regal purple in a range of styles and settings. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Emerald: This popular gemstone is famed for its striking green colour, which symbolises Spring in many traditions. Legend has it that emeralds protect the wearer from evil spirits. Emerald is the birthstone for May.
Peridot: This bright gemstone is known for its golden-green tones, which make a fresh alternative to darker shades of green. Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Chrysoberyl: A stone that comes in a variety of colours, chrysoberyl has been prized for generations for offering its wearer protection against evil spirits. We have bright yellow-green varieties in stock, alongside some very rare colour-changing alexandrites from the same family.
Zircon: Not to be confused with cubic zirconia, natural zircon comes in a variety of colours − many of which you will find in store. Its name derives from the Arabic word ’zargun’, meaning ’gold colour’, as many are a beautiful yellow colour.
Spessartine: This beautiful mandarin-coloured gemstone is one of the rarest types of garnet. It is named after the Spessart district of Bavaria, Germany, where the stones are found.
Fire Opal: Opals are famous for their range of colours and iridescence, but fire opals are perhaps less well known. Although they have the same structure as a more common opal, fire opals are so called because of their dominant red-orange colour, reminiscent of a flame. Opal is the birthstone for October.
Smoky Quartz: Sometimes referred to as ‘Cairngorm’ because a variety of it is found in the Cairngorm Mountains, smoky quartz is known for its grey-brown colour, which ranges from very pale to deeper tones, and is often found in Celtic jewellery.
Citrine: Known for its golden colour, citrine is a variety of quartz, which ranges in tone from a golden yellow to a warm orange. Its name, rather appropriately, is derived from the word ‘citrus’.
T. Paterson Jewellers Ltd. 37 High Street PERTH Scotland PH1 5TJ. 01738 621787