What gemstones make the best earrings

While there are no right or wrong way to style your jewellery, there are some gemstones that look better than others in earrings. If you’re interested in a new pair of gemstone earrings, take a look at our five favourite gemstones that make the best earrings.

 diamond earring


Diamonds are one of the ‘big four’ gemstones and one of the most popular gemstones used in jewellery. Diamonds are often most commonly used for engagement rings or eternity rings, making them extremely romantic and meaningful. Diamond earrings are a great way to show your love and commitment to someone you love. Our personal favourite is the Langton Diamond Stud Earrings which are a sophisticated pair that features a delicate diamond star in its centre. These studs make a wonderful gift for a girlfriend, wife, or your mum.

pearl earring


Pearls are a perfect mix of old and new glamour. Pearls are most associated with old Hollywood, mainly due to their popularity with icons, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe. The bigger the pearl, the more dramatic, sophisticated and vintage they look and if you double them up like the Glebe Double White Pearl Drop Earrings, they look even more glamorous. Slighter small pearls come across as more modern and you can also find pearls in different shapes, sizes, and colours, including white, pink, and black.



For a pop of colour, amethyst has a powerful purple colour that looks beautiful with gold, silver, and other gemstones. Amethyst is the February birthstone and has lots of meaning and symbolism. The rich purple stone is said to calm emotions, encourage wisdom and helps wearer feel less stressed. To truly show off the sparkle and intricacies of amethyst, try wearing them in hoop or drop earrings form. The Manhattan Amethyst Interchangeable Gemstone Earrings feature oval shaped amethysts stones that catch the light from every angle and adds colour to any outfit.

moonstone earrings


Moonstones are iridescent and opalescent with hints of grey, pink, yellow, and green. It’s a deeply spiritual and divine gem that has a strong connection to the moon and femininity. Moonstone glints in the light beautifully and the Ortigia Moonstone Hoop Earrings are our favourite choice to truly show off the different tones and hues of the gemstone, letting it be the centre of attention.

blue topaz earrings


Finally, topaz is an incredible gemstone that comes in many different colours. Common topaz is typically colourless but when different elements and impurities enter it, topaz can come in a variety of colours, including blue, yellow, orange, pink, green, purple and red. The main topaz types that you’ll find in earrings - or any type of jewellery - is blue topaz, lemon topaz and London topaz. London topaz has a mesmerising navy-blue colour and is known as the jewel of love and loyalty. London topaz is glamorous in all shapes but a sleek square cut like in these Iseo London Topaz Earrings really shows them off in all their glory.


For more gemstone delights, shop all Gemstone Earrings from Auree Jewellery.