TheGem and Enfold are both sold through the same marketplace and are therefore direct competitors. That is certainly the case since both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. TheGem vs Enfold, which is the better theme? We start with TheGem which does not mean it would be better.
An average rating of 4.86 out of 5 is very high. On the Themeforest marketplace, the highest rating of the Impreza Theme is 4.89 if I remember correctly. So very satisfied buyers, we can expect something from this theme.
TheGem's Loading Speed
All top themes load quickly today, and no theme can be left behind without losing sales. The results shown below from a GtMetrix speedtest for TheGem, gives a 98% score. Certainly not bad, but many themes score 100 and also for “Structure” the score is better, but there are competitors with better scores. These kinds of high scores are always achieved with a good cache plugin.
Two Page Builders included
TheGem Blocks is basically a database of ready-made blocks, sections, that you can use anywhere on your website. The number of 500+ is very large. Only the best themes offer this kind of service. In addition, TheGem also offers full site demos in all kinds of niches.
Full Website Demos
Without counting them, TheGem has at least 150 full site demos. You can put a complete website on your domain in one go and you can adjust everything to your own style with your favorite page builder.
TheGem is also the right place for portfolios. It’s not a special portfolio theme, but TheGem is all-round. Below is a small example of a beautiful 4-column layout. The theme has 20+ different portfolio and gallery styles.
More Styles: Blog, Widgets, Headers
As you can see below, TheGem has made a beautiful index with what they have to offer in this area. People, this is a complete theme suited for any type of website.
TheGem's Header- & Footer Builder
You can build your header yourself without any technical knowledge with everything you want on it and in it. It won’t cost you hours either, the header and footer builder in TheGem works very quickly and everything is 100% understandable.
Webshops with TheGem
The latest version of TheGem comes with 6 completely new full demo websites. This is in addition to the large number of demos that were already available for shops, of course. A good theme works perfectly with Woocommerce, has all possible professional options for shops and offers countless shopping demos. TheGem has it all.
The TheGem also features a Woo Builder that allows you to customize product pages and pages such as check out and cart without having to know anything about it.
Premium Sliders included
I personally think they are a bit out of fashion, but other designers are still very enthusiastic about them, Sliders. If you like a header with spectacular slideshows, it’s good to know that TheGem has 2 of the best slider plugins in it for free.
TheGem Review Conclusion
There is of course much more to tell about TheGem, read more on their own site if you are interested in more info. As far as I’m concerned, TheGem is a great theme, especially if you use Elementor, my favorite page builder. The builders of the theme have thought of everything, no important things are missing and the theme loads very quickly. Recommended.
Let’s continue this Enfold vs TheGem comparison with the Enfold Theme.
The Enfold Theme
Enfold Theme Rating
Most themes that are now in the top-selling theme lists of Themeforest came out in the years 2013 and 2014, including the Enfold theme. The theme has dropped slightly in the past year, but still has an insanely good rating of 4.80 out of 5. They say they have the best rating there, but I don’t believe that.
Demo websites of Enfold
Enfold offers a fair number of complete demo websites for all kinds of different niches. The number is a bit disappointing, I count 37 in total but the quality is very good. Often this is enough to make a good website.
Enfold Theme Review: Webshops
A large number of these demos are intended to create beautiful webshops, this all works very well. Enfold is suitable for Woocommerce webshops.
Enfold's page builder
Enfold uses its own Avia page builder, a very clear and easy to use page builder. The theme claims to be one of the user-friendly themes, and there is something to be said for that.
Headers Styles in Enfold
Unfortunately, the Enfold theme does not have a hypermodern header builder like many top themes. It does have a reasonable number of fixed header styles that you can apply with 1 click. It all works very well, but a header builder next to it would be a lot nicer.
The Style-Generator is very pleasant, but also not the newest of the newest. You can quickly set an overall style for your entire websites, but Top theme now also has Adobe Photoshop-like unlimited color settings.
Enfold has been designed for Woocommerce, and works well with it. You can also choose from many different shop layouts on the 1-click demo websites. Enfold is a great option for those who wish to create a restaurant website. WooCommerce bookings are one of the most powerful plugins to optimize your booking.
New: Parallax Features
The latest Enfold version has some significant design improvements through the use of parallax. We are not impressed because parallax has been around for so long and if they only come up with it now, hmm. But anyway good to have it.
Enfold Theme Review Conclusion
In this Enfold theme review conclusion I will start with a few negatives. Or shall we say, I identify where there is room for immediate improvement. Enfold still does not focus on the collaboration with a page builder like Elementor, something that made many other themes skyrocket in the rankings. The theme works with its own very good Avia page builder, but it cannot be compared with Elementor. Even though Enfold just released a new version, it is not a modern theme at all and really just not recommended.
Enfold vs TheGem Conclusion
I like TheGem better, it is just way better overall. But also, these themes want to see a separate expensive license for every website you want to build with it. This will quickly cost you a lot of money. You are better off with Astra or Divi that can be used on an unlimited sites and are also even better and more stable themes.