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Gemstones, Pearls and Diamonds: Discover Their Symbolic Meaning

Have you ever wondered why gemstones are so popular (apart from the fact they are utterly exquisite)? Below you will find some of the most popular gemstones and their ancient symbolic meanings. Many of these gemstones feature in our designer collections and are also available as loose gemstones. To discover more about these beautiful gems, read on…




The fiery red ruby of July represents devotion, integrity, courage, and happiness. It also stands for vitality, confidence, and strength. The deep red colour is associated with power and importance. Rubies are also known to enhance energy and generosity, and bring prosperity and success. Wearing rubies is supposed to increase positive thoughts and heal infections.


Blue Saphire

The beautiful deep blue sapphire is September’s gemstone. The Sapphire stands for truth, sincerity and insight. In ancient times, a gift of a sapphire was a pledge of trust and loyalty. It is for this reason that the sapphire has long been a popular choice for engagement rings. This gemstone is said to have healing properties for fevers, inflammation, cancer, and burns.



Amethysts range from light purple to dark purple in colour, which is the colour of royalty. They are associated with stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity, and a calm disposition. If you are wondering about their healing properties, amethysts are said to help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, and pain. Interestingly, they are also considered to be a wonderful gemstone for healing addictions.

For our clientele who enjoy classic and timeless elegance, the diamond and the pearl are always popular choices.



Diamonds are truly one of the world’s most treasured and cherished stones. We offer a complete collection of beautiful diamond jewellery and loose stones, in a range of stunning hues and intensities that are certified and investment grade diamonds. Diamonds are supposed to enhance relationships. They also increase inner strength, balance, clarity, and abundance


At Kennedy Jewellers we have a vast range of pearls set in white, rose and yellow gold, from simple to elaborate designs; all pieces feature the highest quality hand chosen pearls. Our pearls are sourced for rings, pendants, enhancers, earrings and strands, with many pieces featuring the interchangeable mechanism, for versatility. The pearl, being the June birthstone represents modesty, chastity, and purity and is known to enhance personal integrity. These gems of the ocean are supposed to be healing for the heart, spleen, stomach, and intestines.

The Kennedy difference: Unparalleled quality….unsurpassed service…unrivalled expertise

At Kennedy Jewellers we are driven by a passion to create exquisite innovative jewellery of the finest quality providing the highest standard of design, workmanship and service to clients all over the world.

Our unique designer jewellery is meticulously handcrafted in-house and utilises only the finest white, pink and coloured diamonds, gemstones and pearls from around the globe, all hand set in precious metals of platinum, white, yellow and rose gold.

Don and Vanessa Kennedy have forged strong relationships with their clientele and developed their reputation as leaders of excellence in their industry through the values of quality, care, dedication and a commitment to providing a warm friendly service. Their expert knowledge and the willingness to work with every client based on their individual tastes and preferences makes each experience unforgettable.

To discover more about our unique jewellery or to book a private consultation at our Coffs Harbour showroom, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 6650 9940.

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