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Trending gemstone jewellery this autumn

Trending gemstone jewellery this autumn

Gemstone trends are subject to change each year, but gemstone jewellery characterised with warm and vibrant tones will always be associated with the autumn season. In this article, we will explore the 2023 trending autumn gemstone jewellery and discover how it stands out as the ideal choice for this season. It's time to show off your ruby rings, emerald earrings and citrine pendants!

autumn gemstone jewellery

Autumn jewellery trends 2023

Colour takes centre stage in this year's fall fashion, particularly in the form of bold shades of red, purple, and green seen in ruby, amethyst, tanzanite, emerald, and peridot gemstone jewellery. On the fashion runways, designers frequently pair striking red and autumn-coloured gemstone jewellery with all-black outfits. This styling trick is an excellent way to add colour to your wardrobe and will open up possibilities for lots of new outfit combinations. Gemstones such as citrine, garnet, sapphire, and tourmaline are also highly sought after for the autumn season, especially combined with gold or rose gold metal which match the season’s warm tones. Wear them individually or mix them up for a riot of colour, anything goes!

Recently, trends such as ‘less is more’ have taken over with a simplistic approach to jewellery choices, with solitaire stud earrings and rings being good examples. These more simplistic trends are carrying over into the autumn months with many people still wearing small and simple jewellery pieces. As with all fashion choices however,  personal preference will always be important and you may choose trends more in keeping with your personal style. This autumn is also seeing vintage style jewellery feature strongly - you can add nostalgia to your look with halo gemstone pieces where the coloured centre stone is surrounded by diamonds. Maybe this is more you?

And for true jewellery lovers ‘more is more’ will always be a winning look regardless of any current fashion. Large necklaces and earrings are popular this autumn with jewellery layering still remaining a fashionable trend. The ability to mix and match different lengths and styles helps to create a personalised look. At Sonny’s Jewellers, our gemstone necklaces can be paired with one another at different lengths or styles to suit your preference. Simply pick a few that you like, there are no fixed rules. We also have layered rings with multiple pieces made into one item of jewellery such as our 9ct yellow gold diamond & sapphire crossover ring and our 9ct tri-colour Russian band with cubic zirconia's.

 sonnys gemstone autumn layered rings

Trending autumn gemstone jewellery

The common gemstones worn throughout autumn are often inspired by the season’s colours and textures. Due to autumn being a warm and rich season the gemstones worn will often have golden undertones or will be a ‘dusty’ version of autumn colours such as orange and brown instead of their ‘clear’ colours. The most common autumn gemstone shades includes warm reds, autumnal oranges and yellows, dusty rose, muted red-brown & burgundy colours, and dusty forest greens. These iconic autumn colours complement the falling leaves, pumpkins placed on doorsteps, and the glow of a bonfire found everywhere during these months. Shades with blue undertones or pastel colours are less popular in the autumn months as well as bright or neon colours as these can be overpowering but are still a good choice if that is what you are looking for. 

Autumn's profound connection to the natural world also serves as an inspiration for jewellery designers. They often craft pieces featuring leaves and trees incorporating autumn colours into the overall look. Our beautiful 9ct Rose Gold Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Pendant or our yellow gold emerald & diamond leaf earrings are great choices for nature lovers.

Although the majority of gemstones come in a wide range of colours and still look beautiful in the autumn months, here are some of the most popular choices for this autumn and what to look out for in our selection of fine jewellery this autumn.

autumn gemstone jewellery


Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz that is often known for its durability and brilliance. This vibrant gemstone is associated with summer due to its bright colours however, citrine can also be found in muted shades of yellow and with orange or red undertones making it the perfect choice for autumn matching the yellow leaves found on trees. Citrine is often referred to as the ‘healing quartz’ and is believed to carry the energy of the sun whilst infusing the wearer with optimism and clarity of mind. This gemstone is perfect to add colour to your wardrobe whilst complimenting the season. 


Garnets come in various shades of red, with variants showing a honey-yellow and brownish-red hue, making either a great choice to add to your autumn wardrobe. This gem has a hardness of 6.5 -7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale making it very durable and resistant to scratching and perfect for everyday or occasion wear. Garnet is also reasonably affordable making them an excellent option for anyone no matter the budget.


Amber is a gemstone filled with history. It is made from fossilised tree resin and comes in warm honey-like colours from deep orange to warm yellow. This fossilised gem often comes with inclusions such as prehistoric insects or plants inside. Throughout history, this unique stone has been thought to hold protective and healing properties for the one who wears it. Amber is a unique and timeless gem perfect for autumn jewellery with its colour complimenting the season and its rich history.


Emerald jewellery is a popular choice for the autumn season due to its rich green hue that compliments the vibrant colours of nature at this time of year. Additionally, emeralds are associated with qualities such as growth and rebirth, making them symbolic as well as aesthetically pleasing for those seeking to embrace autumn in their jewellery selections. Emerald has a hardness of 7.5-8, which means it is hardwearing and with proper care can last for generations. 

emerald autumn gemstone jewellery


Rubies are known for their vibrant fiery red colour and beautiful pink and orange undertones which makes it an ideal option to add to your wardrobe this autumn. This stone is very durable with a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale. Rubies are very popular but also quite rare making it a very valuable and luxury item, perfect to pair with outfits this autumn.


Diamond is another gemstone that’s available in an array of colours along with the classic colourless variety. Yellow diamonds are often delicately tinted, which can make them ideal for autumn. Diamonds can also be found in colours such as champagne, cognac, or chocolate with their warm brown hues that sparkle. These varieties of diamond are fairly common and therefore not too expensive however vibrant red diamonds are extremely rare with some selling for £100,000 per carat. Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, rating a 10 on the Mohs scale which means it is extremely durable and scratch-resistant and perfect to hold up to the wear and tear of jewellery.

Autumn Birthstones

Birthstone jewellery always makes a great birthday or occasion gifts and Autumn is no exception. Whether it is your loved one’s birthday, christening or wedding there is a gemstone for each month which will make a perfect sentimental gift.

autumn birthstone jewellery

September birthstone:

Sapphire is the birthstone for September. Sapphires can be found in a wide spectrum of colours, with deep blue being the most common. These gemstones have a hardness rating of 9 on the Mohs scale, rendering them an excellent choice for both everyday and special occasion wear. Sapphires are believed to shield the wearer from negative thoughts as well as symbolise wisdom and wealth. Sapphires have graced the royal family's jewellery for many years, such as adorning the late Princess Diana's and now Kate Middleton's engagement ring. While sapphires are typically associated with blue, they come in various colours, including warm tones like orange, yellow, and pink. If you want to go one step further when buying a birthstone, these hues can evoke the cosy feeling of autumn and increase the sentimentality of the jewellery.

October birthstone:

Tourmaline is the birthstone for October. Tourmaline primarily originates from Brazil, although it is also found in numerous other countries worldwide, making it a commonly encountered gemstone. Tourmaline is associated with attributes such as wisdom, expression, insight, and creativity. As the birthstone for October, it is said to symbolise compassion and unwavering love for the individuals born in that month. While black may be the most common, it’s also available in sunny yellows, bright tangerine, and fiery red, among many others. Some stones also transition between multiple colours, offering up a captivating banded or blended look. This wide spectrum of colours can also be autumnal colours such as warm pinks, oranges, and browns. This makes buying tourmaline for birthstone jewellery more personalised due to matching with the season you were born in as well.

November birthstone:

As well as citrine, topaz is also the birthstone for November. Topaz is a mesmerising mineral celebrated for its stunning beauty and wide spectrum of colours, such as vibrant yellows, delicate pinks, deep blues, and rich browns. This gem has a high-durability, with an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes it a popular gemstone for crafting jewellery that can endure daily use. Topaz comes in a range of warm colours such as orange, brown, and yellow. These earthy tones make topaz a suitable gemstone for autumn-inspired birthstone jewellery.

Final thoughts

As we transition from the warmth of summer to the cosiness of autumn, why not embrace the season and bring a touch of nature's beauty to our jewellery collections. Whatever your colour and style preference, there is the perfect autumn gemstone for everyone. Check out our autumn gemstone collection or learn more about gemstone jewellery in our coloured gemstone guide

As always if you have any more questions, feel free to ask on our Contact Us page or pop in store and we will be happy to help your with your jewellery selection.

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