Pink, while associated with all things soft and feminine, can look just as sharp and powerful as well. Pink jewelry is a perfect way to channel your girl power and embrace the lifestyle of la vie en rose - seeing life through rose-colored glasses, in a positive light.

What Does the Color Pink Mean?

From deep magenta to hot pink and dainty blush, pink can take on a multitude of shades and just as many meanings. Pink, of course, has long been associated with women, and it is also the star of the Barbiecore trend style, but there’s more nuance to the color than you might realize. 

The darker tones convey confidence, sensuality and romance. Pastel pinks, on the other hand, embody femininity, sweetness and innocence. You can even combine both shades to create a bold, empowering and girly look.

How to Style Pink Gemstone Jewelry

The styling possibilities of pink are along the same lines as the color’s meaning - certain combinations can create dramatic, edgy looks, while others exude delicate softness. 

Pairing dark pink with black, white, red or green will result in a modern, statement-making contrast. Light pink will also look striking with navy blue, black, camel, red or green. Any of these color combinations in the form of a blazer, minidress and boots with a pair of statement earrings will be a real showstopper.

For a softer, more subtle look, try styling pale pink with white or camel, or dark pink with camel or navy blue. For example, try a flowing sundress and light sweater with a delicate pendant necklace, or a cozy turtleneck and tailored pants with loafers and an assortment of cocktail rings.

A woman in a white blouse wearing a pink opal beaded necklace
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Kunzite jewelry is a lovely light, cool pink color, sometimes with a purple tint. The gem is a relative newcomer to the world of gemstones, having only been officially discovered in 1902. However, in its short time being known, kunzite has received some well-deserved appreciation, including gracing the ring of a former First Lady and style icon’s finger. Because kunzite continues to keep a low profile in the jewelry realm, it is also more affordable compared to some of the other pink gems. 

Kunzite has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and is known for its exquisite clarity. Due to its internal properties, this gem can fracture easily if it gets hit. Prolonged light exposure, especially sunlight, will also cause kunzite’s color to fade, so treat this stone with care.

A rose gold and kunzite halo ring
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Three differently shaped kunzite gemstones
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Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a wonderfully affordable gem and a favorite among those who believe in the spiritual powers of crystals. It is also one of the traditional fifth anniversary gifts. The stone is a beautifully delicate, translucent pink that resembles pink clouds at sunset. 

With a Mohs Hardness Scale ranking of 7, untreated rose quartz is easy to maintain. Normal care with a cloth and warm, soapy water is all it requires. If your rose quartz jewelry has been treated with dyes or coatings, you should handle it more gently - avoid heat, chemicals, and ultrasonic or steam cleaners.

A gold rose quartz wraparound ring
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Pink Opal

The pink variety of opal does not have the mosaic-like play-of-color like regular opal, but it makes up for it with its rich, opaque hues. Australian pink opal possesses a cute bubblegum-pink hue, while Ethiopian pink opal is a striking hot pink. 

Opal only has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs Scale, so it requires gentle handling. If your pink opal jewelry has been treated in any way, try to avoid perfumes, chemicals, or any kinds of liquids. Opal is a porous stone (it has numerous, microscopic holes) and if liquids seep inside, they could cause damage to a treated stone. Clean it only with a soft cloth. Untreated opals can be cleaned using normal, gentle care with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Both types should be kept away from ultrasonic or steam cleaners.

A pair of silver marquise-shaped pink opal dangle earrings
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A hot-pink Ethiopian opal ring with a rose gold band
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Morganite is a peachy, rose-hued gemstone, named after legendary financier J.P. Morgan, who was also a gem enthusiast in his spare time. Although it is one of the pink gemstones on the more expensive side, its durability and unique, charming color are a great investment. The stone has also become a popular, feminine, and romantic alternative choice for engagement rings.

With a Mohs Hardness Scale level of 7.5-8, morganite jewelry is fairly easy to care for and maintain. Just gently scrub it when it appears to be losing its shine, using a cloth and some warm, soapy water. 

A matching pear-shaped peach morganite ring and pendant
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Additional Pink Gemstones

  • Diamond
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Pearl
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Zircon
A pink pearl ring with a silver band
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A matching pink sapphire and gold pendant and ring
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Now that you know the basics of your pink gemstone options and how to style them, you’re ready to go out and have your own “Pretty in Pink” moment. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Pink Gemstone Jewelry

What goes with pink jewelry?

Pink gemstone jewelry pairs nicely with neutral colors like navy blue, black, white and camel, as well as brighter colors like green and red.

Which gemstones are pink?

Some of the most well-known and beloved pink gemstones include kunzite, rose quartz, pink opal, morganite, pink diamond, pink pearl, rhodochrosite, pink sapphire, pink topaz, tourmaline and pink zircon.

What is the rarest pink gemstone?

The rarest pink gemstone is the padparadscha sapphire, a punch-colored, pink-orange variety of sapphire.

Erin McIntyre

Pink has almost always been Erin’s favorite color (except for when she went through an all-black phase). Morganite and pink opal are two of her favorite gems and one of her favorite movies is “Pretty in Pink.”

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Erin McIntyre