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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

Colored Gemstones Facts And Families

Gemstones are very attractive even from afar. For women, a simple dress prepped with beautiful gemstones can turn something simple into something elegant. The brightness of the colors from within these gemstones possesses a trigger to provide a different splash of energy to its wearer. Claims have it that these gemstones have therapeutic effects too. Based on color variety, a person is defined by what they choose. Experts say that if you’re the red type of person, you are considered pass........ Read More

The Original Blue Gemstone

Perhaps lapis lazuli is the oldest of the rocks to be considered a gemstone. Its beautiful deep blue was prized by pharaohs in ancient Egypt and continues to be prized today. The finest specimens are lightly dusted with minute flecks of golden pyrite, which identify the stone as genuine. The most beautiful lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, where the mines which are worked today might well have been in operation to get the stones for the pharaohs. Lapis has also been found in the Andes, and ........ Read More

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

Gemstones And Our Affair With Them

Gemstones are precious or semiprecious stones that are used in jewelry for adorning the body. They are highly valuable and beautiful crystalline rocks or minerals that are cut and polished for use in jewelry. They are valuable because of their beauty, rarity, and durability and are long lasting and can be passed on as heirlooms. The types of gemstones available are amazing. There are several that are widely used in jewelry, such as a diamond, garnet, beryl, emerald, sapphire, quartz, ameth........ Read More

Gemstones

Some of the most beautiful jewelry is made using semi-precious gem stones. A gem stone is a mineral, a rock or a petrified material that is cut or faceted and polished before it can be used in jewelry. Some gem stones are fairly rare, such as amazonite, which is a bright green variety of feldspar. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from Russia, but recently it was found in Colorado and Madagascar. Its limited occurrence makes it prized as a gem stone. Citrin, also called citrin quar........ Read More

How To Purchase Gemstones On The Internet

So...you've been looking to purchase a quality gemstone on the internet and you need some help determining what characteristics you should be looking for in a quality gem. This article is intended as a resource to help guide you through a successful gemstone purchase by avoiding many of the common pitfalls that some consumers become entangled. These pitfalls can often leave a sour taste in your mouth and make you a little head- shy about purchasing gems of various types online. I am aware that ........ Read More

Aquamarine Gemstones - March Birthstone

What month were you born? If you’re quite interested in gemstones, then you probably know your gemstone. The birthstone of those people born in the month of March is aquamarine. Aquamarine gemstones are available in greenish blue or blue green shade. If you translate the word ‘aquamarine’, it literally means sea water. Many years ago, people believed that you can call the great spirits by simply holding an aquamarine gemstone in your mouth. By doing so, the spirits will provide you w........ 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

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

What Gemstones Are Mined In Israel?

If you go to southwestern Asia, you will be able to find Israel. On the north of the country is Lebanon, Syria on the northeast, Jordan on the east, and Egypt on the southwest. What gemstones are mined in Israel? Israel has a large mining industry. The industry can produce large quantities of potash, bromine, magnesium, etc; the Dead Sea is the primary source of minerals. Widespread quarrying of granite and marble fulfills Israel’s construction needs. Since gemstones can be found in m........ 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

Gemstone Facts

What people don’t know about gemstones is that they are just a bunch of colorful stones and rocks polished and precisely cut to be made into jewelries. Attractive as they seem, these stones are usually minerals dug out of the planet, others are tossed out. These gemstones posses certain characteristics that made them valuable to those who adore them. These crafted rocks go a long way. They have soft textures but majority are mostly hard. Lustrous ones are used for jewelry making. Some wo........ Read More

I Found My Niche In Making Gemstone Jewelry

There are few things more satisfying than making something yourself and being able to proudly show off the finished product to family and friends. Even better is being able to sell your creations to others. When it comes to making gemstone jewelry there are a few steps you can take to improve your chances of success. First, decide what type of jewelry you want to make, whether rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches once past the preliminary design stage, the process is fairly similar. One o........ 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


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Precious Stones Precious Gems History Gem Gem Stone
Colored Stone Buying Gemstones Rare Stone Rare Metal
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Precious Stones Precious Gems History Gem Gem Stone
Colored Stone Buying Gemstones Rare Stone Rare Metal
Japanese Stones Green Stones Birth Stone Rhinestone

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