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How to wear coloured gemstones in winter

We’re well and truly into the winter months with winter solstice only a day away. By now you’ll be beginning to feel the chill and hopefully have your winter warmers out - big knit jumpers, cosy fur-lined boots, and that duffle coat you’ve been waiting to get out of the wardrobe. Let’s also not forget the festive parties that grace the winter months; think sparkly tops, elegant dresses and glitzy heels. But, whether you’re dressing up or down, every outfit needs accessories, especially ones with colour to brighten up the darker season. At Browns Family Jewellers, we’ve put together a guide on how to wear coloured gemstones this season.   Winter calm Amethyst is known for its spiritual protection and purification, not to mention its calming properties…everything that’s needed to guide you through the winter months. This pair of simple yet classic 9ct white gold, vibrant purple amethyst earrings are a wonderful accessory that can be worn however you wish. These charming studs are so subtly stunning that you’ll want to wear them every day, and you can do just that. Whether you’re going casual and wearing jeans and a cosy jumper or a knitted dress and woolly tights, or you have something to celebrate with a sparkly black dress; these studs are perfect, whatever your style or occasion.   [caption id="attachment_1515" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Browns Amethyst Stub Earrings - £125[/caption]   Warming garnet Garnet, January’s birthstone, is bound to warm up the frosty winds of winter with it’s deep, rich red colouring. With this gemstone traditionally symbolising happiness, health and wealth, it seems like the ideal stone to beat those winter blues. This delightfully earthy garnet bracelet is truly seasonal with it’s nineteen oval cut rich garnets set in luxurious yellow gold. This delicate bracelet will look sensational when worn to any occasion with a knitted cream jumper or with an elegant but simple grey or black dress.     [caption id="attachment_1516" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Browns Garnet Stone Set Bracelet - £245[/caption]   Festive ruby The ruby is a beautiful choice to make for a royal approach to the winter season. With its gorgeously rich and warm hue, this gemstone has a very Christmassy feel. This festive 9ct white gold marquise cluster ring encapsulates sumptuous rich red rubies ruby and dazzling diamonds. This ring will make the ultimate statement when worn in the day with a pair of jeans, boots and a warm knitted turtleneck jumper for a glamorous but casual look. When the wintery evening comes, you can keep the ring on while enjoying your festivities with a glitzy top.     [caption id="attachment_1517" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Browns Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring - £445[/caption]   Vintage frosting Everyone needs a bit of frosting in their life, especially during winter. Diamonds are a classic choice all year round but they’re particularly fitting at Christmas, with their flawless sparkle. These beautiful clip-on preloved earrings have been crafted from 18ct yellow gold with alluringly rich emeralds taking centrepiece in each earring. The warmth of the emeralds makes them a wonderful gemstone to be worn in winter, particularly during the festive season.   These precious preloved earrings will work beautifully on a lady who appreciates a vintage style, working wonderfully with a classic dress and an updo during cocktails or worn casually during the day glinting in the winter sunlight.     [caption id="attachment_1518" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Preloved Diamond & Emerald Earrings - £1,095[/caption]   December Tanzanite Tanzanite, December’s birthstone, is a beautiful deep and captivating blue-purple colour, associated with winter for its richness and majestic feel. This cluster ring has been crafted from 18ct white gold and features a vibrant tanzanite surrounded by fourteen bright brilliant cut diamonds. This ring is the ultimate showstopper with vibrant tanzanite hues dazzling in the light. Wear this ring with pride both in the daytime with a chunky knit jumper, and in the evening at the festive party, with an elegant long black dress, silver glitter heels and clutch.   [caption id="attachment_1519" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Browns Tanzanite Cluster Ring - £4,995[/caption]   At Browns Family Jewellers, we’re proud to offer a wonderful selection of coloured gemstone jewellery that’s perfect for winter. Don’t forget, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch or pop into your nearest store.