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List Of Gemstones And How To Clean Them

Here is a list of some of the popular gemstones and how to clean them. 1. Turquoise – this gemstone has a chalky texture and is regarded as fragile. This gemstone should have a separate box to prevent chipping and scratching. Never handle it roughly. Avoid immersing it in water because it negatively reacts with chemicals. The surface can be wiped using a smooth and damp cloth. Don’t use jewelry dips or even ultrasonic cleaners. 2. Lapis Lazuli – just like turquoise, this gemstone i........ Read More

All About Green Gemstones

People value durability and beauty very much and because of this, they love gemstones. What are gemstones anyway? These are minerals highly prized by many individuals because of their beauty, toughness/hardness, rarity, and the cut of such precious minerals. Green gemstones are also quite popular and if you do like this stone, you should get emerald. Minerals come in different color varieties and if you prefer the green varieties, you have to purchase emerald. Ancient people who had eye di........ Read More

Four Precious Gemstones To Consider

Precious gemstones are dazzling and stunning. You can find them in different sizes, shapes, and colors. People usually wear gemstones according to their birth dates because they believe that the gemstones bring prosperity and happiness. Nowadays, gemstones are worn because of their beauty and significance. Among the precious gemstones are diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire. Diamond is the king of all gemstones. This precious gemstone is now available in synthetic as well as imitation. It........ Read More

Gemstones Shaped For The Heart

Gemstones aren’t made just for the purpose of fashion. It’s so much more than that. It’s an investment with sentimental value. Given or bought for the ones you adore. A ring is not just an ornamental thing of beauty but also an undying confession of a loving couple’s union. To give someone a gemstone that is shaped like a heart, it would mean two things: that you are giving your heart to that person and as crystals are forever, so is your affection. But before kneeling down the ........ Read More

Birthstones: Identifying Your Birthday Gemstones

Garnet January’s gemstone. Garnet has colors that go from dark red to lavender to rose. This is often mistaken for a ruby but when compared, garnet has its deeper effect than that of the latter. It is said that when worn, it has calming, self-rejuvenating effects. Amethyst February’s gemstone. This gemstone is known for its elegant violet color that comes in different shades. Amethyst belongs to the quartz family, which is considered as the most valuable gemstone within the group........ Read More

Bytownite: One Of The Rarest Gemstones

Bytownites are not usually known in the gemstone industry because its composition and occurrence are somewhat hard to find. It had become one of the rarest gemstones belonging to the plagioclase feldspars family. An Introduction One of the rarest gemstones to be the fifth member of the plagioclase family is the bytownite. Its composition comprises of minerals that range from pure albite to anorthite. Bytownite from the real class is defined as at least 90-70% calcium and 10-30% sod........ Read More

Semi Precious Gemstones: Facts And Information On Amber

Amber is a fossilized resin that came from the sap of a particular tree that is now extinct and was suspended inside it. Sometimes, small insects or pieces from the earth’s surface are fossilized inside it. Insect fossils trapped inside are usually ants, flies, wasps, etc. It is very exotic to find large insects like butterflies, moths, mantises, etc. More interesting enough is when you find tarantulas, millipedes, frogs, and even lizards. Amber history Amber is one of the oldest and t........ Read More

Choosing Diamond And Gemstone Rings

Diamond and Gemstone Rings are both beautiful and unique. There are so many styles, cuts, and weights that is hard to choose just one. Let’s take a look at what a diamond is and briefly discuss what gemstones are. We can then progress to discussing diamond rings and gemstone rings or any combination of the two. A diamond is the hard substance known. Diamond rings symbols of everlasting love and affection. Many men become overwhelmed when they go to purchase diamond and/or gemstone rings. The........ Read More

Caring For Japanese Gemstones

Japan is a country known for exquisite quality. This otherwise proves that their products are to be taken care of with extreme caution. When it comes with jewelries, Japanese have products that are all natural and therefore expensive to be put in a stressful manner. In this article, you would have the idea on how to care for Japanese gemstones even without lavishly spending a single yen. Japanese treasure their heirloom. That’s why it is clear that their love for jewelry is shown through........ Read More

Antique Birthday Gemstone History

Every gemstone has its own story. Some fascinating enough to be heard, others are just the same old story. But it wouldn’t matter how old the story is for as long as it’s important enough to be heard. To know the history of an antique gemstone is all worthwhile especially when you’re dealing with the birthstones. Every gemstone is antique in its own place and story. Mind you, because these antiques that were buried long before mankind multiplied is more priceless than that done in la........ Read More

Gemstones Are All About Tales And Colors

Gemstones carry many popular stories and beliefs regarding their colorful displays. Each such class of stones may have a distinct crystalline and optical identity to speak of, which shall provide a unique identity to the gemstone jewelry produced from them. As per many popular stories, they are believed to influence the human mind in different ways when adorned as gemstone rings and other ornaments. These stories do have some scientific reasoning as well to rely on, as the human mind is known t........ Read More

The Universe Of Colored Gemstones Is Endlessly Fascinating

The universe of colored gemstones is endlessly fascinating, for centuries, nearly every culture has held the belief that colored gemstones possess magical powers or the ability to provide the wearer with certain attributes. This way of thinking has motivated the world of fashion. Natural gemstone jewelry is mystical in all of its beauty. Women need to feel not only glamorous but powerful as well. Designers have taken what you want and provided what you need in the latest jewelry fashion for 200........ Read More

Gemstones And The Birthstones For Each Month

Regardless if you’re male or female, birthstones are often worn as jewelries even during the ancient times. However, the gemstones of today are much more colorful, beautiful, and rare. Usually, the gemstones are set in a metallic background for ornamentation. Gemstones can be semi precious or precious. You can find some useful information about gemstones and birthstones for each month in this article. For the month of January, the zodiac sign is Capricorn and the birthstone is Garnet. It........ Read More

Fashionable Gemstone Beads

When it comes to being fashionable, beads are so in. It is embroidered together with silk, laces and cloths. Beads redefine the meaning of fashion. Consider this, these gems are made from the finest minerals and stones that would make it more shine and attractive. This would be perfect with any kind of occasion and as seasons would change. Whatever the size and color, beads are definitely in demand. Mixing and matching them doesn’t have to be a fuss. All kinds of beads – the big, the........ Read More

Gemstones Made For Jewels

Gemstones have this specific characteristic of being able to shine on their own. A beauty of best quality. Some of the rarest and finest gemstones are polished and made into jewelries that are expensive enough to buy an entire house. Some of these jewels are designed by trademark manufacturers, others are personalized for the customer’s desire. Either way, the most popular gemstones made into jewels are widely accepted. The good thing about gemstones is that they are abundant enough to........ Read More


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