TheGem and Vault 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 Vault, 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 Vault vs TheGem comparison with the Vault Theme.
The Vault Theme
I start writing this Vault review with a lot of enthusiasm. This is a very interesting theme because it is rising very fast in the rankings and offers at least 1 very special feature that I have not seen with any other theme, because it comes with Elementor Pro. Vault came on the market in October 2022, it is a brand new theme but is already selling well, this will be partly due to the very low sales price that will unfortunately increase later.
Vault’s rating isn’t spectacular at 4.5 out of 5, but only 8 people have rated it. Who knows, the competitor may have gotten a bad rating from them to stop the theme from progressing. Let’s take a closer look at Vault and we’ll soon know what we’re dealing with here.
Let's start with Elementor Pro
I already talked about it in the beginning, this is the first theme that Elementor Pro has in it, and so it’s free. Besides the DiviBuilder, Elementor Pro is my favorite page builder. Everything works flawlessly and quickly and it offers a very stable structure for your pages on all devices. Elementor Pro already offers so much that the further qualities of the theme hardly matter anymore, but let’s see what else Vault has. For example, some wonderful demos wouldn’t go amiss.
Vault Theme with 230+ Elementor Widgets
With so many widgets you don’t need plugins anymore except for very specific things sometimes. In any case, no plugins in terms of design. I still don’t understand how some people haven’t given this a top rating.
Template Library with Vault Theme
These are not the demo websites I’m looking for but more than 1000 templates that you can use anywhere on your site. These are small blocks of content such as a price list that websites often use. This is very handy and clear. I have never come across this plugin in any other theme.
50+ Starter Sites
I found them. The Vault theme comes with 50+ starter sites in all kinds of niches as the screenshot shows. A great number for a theme that has just come out. As far as this review is concerned, I am going to tell you that this is a really great theme that will certainly increase further and you can still have it for a bargain price.
Their inner pages
All demos sites have all standard pages such as blog, contact, portfolio, about us and the rest.
More Remarkable Stuff
The theme has of course many more such as Adobe fonts, Rollback function, Banners and Pop-Ups, White Lable, Formbuilder.
Vault Theme Review Conclusion
I think I have already indicated a few times during this review for Vault that this theme is one of the best for me that can be found on Themeforest. There are much better themes, but that is a different story and not on Themeforest. If the Vault theme has piqued your interest, read on on their own site.
Vault vs TheGem Conclusion
I like TheGem better, it is just better overall. But, these themes want to see a separate expensive license for every website you want to build with them. 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.