Pink Sapphire Gemstone Beads: 6 ideas for savvy layered necklaces

layered pink sapphire gemstone beads necklaces

Pink sapphire gemstone beads are enormously popular and often very expensive like this multistrand necklace at Sotherby’s. You can get the look for much at Beadworks. Layering ruby and pink sapphire gemstone bead necklaces is a great way to create a unique and personalized look. Here are some tips to help you create a stunning layered necklace stack:

  1. Vary the Length: Start by choosing necklaces of varying lengths. This will help to create visual interest and prevent the necklaces from becoming tangled. You can layer necklaces of different lengths, such as a choker, a mid-length necklace, and a longer necklace.

  2. Mix and Match Colors: Play with the combination of ruby and pink sapphire gemstone beads. You can create a pattern with alternating ruby and pink sapphire necklaces, or mix the two colors randomly for a more eclectic look. Be sure to choose necklaces with similar bead sizes and shapes so that they layer together smoothly.

  3. Add Pendants or Charms: To add another layer of interest to your layered necklace, consider adding a pendant or gemstone charm to one or more of the necklaces. This will draw the eye to the pendant and create a focal point for the entire necklace. Our inspo picture features tonal gemstone charms in Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Garnet and Rhodolite Garnet.

  4. Play with Textures: You can add texture to your layered necklace by incorporating necklaces with different bead shapes, such as round beads, faceted beads, or nugget beads. This will create a visually interesting and dynamic look.

  5. Mix jewelry-making techniques like wire-wrapping and silk knotting with more formal styles like bezel set gemstone charms with lots of gold or silver to add dimension to your look.
  6. Experiment with Clasps: Finally, consider using different types of clasps for each necklace. You can use lobster clasps, toggle clasps, or magnetic clasps, for example. This will add even more visual interest to the layered necklace.

When layering ruby and pink sapphire gemstone bead necklaces, it’s important to have fun and experiment with different combinations until you find a look that you love.

How are Pink Sapphire gemstone beads different from Rubies?

ruby and pink sapphire gemstone beads

Ruby and pink sapphire gemstones beads are both varieties of corundum, also known as sapphire, which is a mineral composed of aluminum oxide. The main difference between them is their color. Rubies are red in color because of the presence of chromium, while pink sapphires are pink in color because of smaller amounts of chromium or iron.


In terms of their chemical composition and physical properties, ruby and pink sapphire gemstone beads are virtually identical. They both have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, making them extremely durable and suitable for use in jewelry. They also have a high refractive index, which gives them excellent brilliance and sparkle.

In the gemstone market, rubies are generally considered to be more valuable than pink sapphires due to their rarity and historical significance. However, high-quality pink sapphires can also command high prices, especially if they have vivid and saturated color. Ultimately, the value of ruby or pink sapphire gemstone beads will depend on a variety of factors, including its color, clarity, size, and overall quality.

Pink sapphire gemstone beads can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes, which makes them versatile for use in a wide range of jewelry-making applications. Some of the most common shapes for pink sapphire gemstone beads include:

  • Round: This is a classic and popular shape for gemstone beads. Round pink sapphire beads can be used in a variety of jewelry styles, from simple stud earrings to more complex necklaces and bracelets.

  • Faceted: Faceted pink sapphire beads have been cut to have multiple flat surfaces or facets, which can enhance the stone’s sparkle and brilliance. These beads can come in a variety of shapes, such as briolettes, teardrops, or rondelles.

  • Smooth: Smooth or polished pink sapphire beads have a glossy, polished surface without facets or texture. They can come in various shapes, such as round, oval, or pear.

  • Carved: Carved pink sapphire beads can have intricate designs or patterns carved into the surface of the stone. These beads can add a unique and artistic touch to jewelry designs.

In addition to these shapes, pink sapphire gemstone beads can also come in a variety of sizes, from small faceted rondelles to larger focal beads.