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Identifying Gemstone Effects

Techniques in cutting and shaping gemstones are vital to add brilliance to the defiance of the stone itself. Experts call it special effects. These effects are responsible for the different shapes, sizes, and shine of a particular gemstone. Like in the movies, some effects can trick you into believing something that isn’t there. Pleasing the optical sense through special skills of cutting the gem can enable the enhancers to hide the undesirable characteristics and let the good ones shine ........ 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

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

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

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

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

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

Rare Gemstones: How Much Are They Worth

Not all gemstones are that easy to find. Some, you must go through impeccable distances to dig. And the further it takes to find one, the more expensive it gets. Others who don’t want to go through such fuss resorts to making something close to the real deal. Yes, gemstones can be made. You just have to mix all the elements and use the right chemicals to be able to make a real gemstone without even recognizing the difference. Oddly, some of the rarest gemstones are lag work. But nothing beat........ 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

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

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

Tips On Buying Gemstones

Gemstones have been sought after and treasured throughout history. They have been found in ruins dating several thousand years. They are valued as gifts symbolizing love. Generally, the price of any gemstone is determined by: size, cut, quality (color/clarity/treatments), and type. Here are some questions to ask about quality: Has it been treated? Is the stone natural or synthetic? Are there any noticeable scratches, chips or inclusions? Is the color even throughout the stone? ........ Read More

Meanings Of Some Semi Precious Gemstones

Gemstones can be precious and semi-precious. There are several precious gemstones sold in the market as well as semi precious stones. Many people are familiar with the precious gemstones like pearls, rubies, and diamonds. But did you know that there are also other semi precious gems out there? That’s right and it includes alexandrite, amber, amethyst, beryl, garnet, jadeite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, opal, topaz, and turquoise. If you want to purchase a transparent and fascinating gem........ 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

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


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