White gemstones often get a bad rep because they are diamond alternatives, but sometimes you just want a white gemstone that's not a diamond! Nothing wrong with that. In most cases, a white gemstone will be less expensive for your custom piece of jewelry. Each has it's own special qualities and benefits. Here is a list of great white gemstone choices for your next custom jewelry piece created by Caleesi Designs Jewelers in Austin, Texas.
Diamond: Yes, we had to include diamond too. It's the most durable material known to man. And when cut with the right proportions, it can be absolutely gorgeous. Nothing wrong with a classic.
Moonstone: This gemstone has a very ethereal feel to it. It's a "clear" stone, but in certain lights you will often see a blue flashes of color.
White Opal: This is probably the most commonly seen type of opal, next to Australian opal. It's an opaque white color with flashes of different colors throughout.
White Pearl: Again with the classics. White pearls are either the less expensive fresh water pearl or an Akoya pearl.
White Quartz: Not the most durable of white gemstones, but a pretty stone none the less. The best part is it's a very common material, so it's very inexpensive.
White Sapphire: Probably the best natural gemstone alternative to diamonds. It's a 9 on the hardness scale, just under diamond.
White Topaz: Great as a diamond melee alternative. You will often see small white topaz instead of diamonds in silver jewelry as an accent stone.