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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

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

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

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

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

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

Facts And Trivia About The Gemstone Turquoise

Everybody loves blue. With its calming and rejuvenating shade, this color has often been associated with the sky and water. Blue has also been the color that symbolizes royalty and tranquility. These are one of the few hundred reasons why it is not hard to love turquoise. To own jewelry made of turquoise is like looking at the open sea. Turquoise can be mined all over the world. They have it in India, China, and US. One of the finest and most respected kinds of turquoise is the Persian tur........ 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

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 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

Drilling Gemstones

Who says gemstone drilling can only be done by experts? That’s fairly true but doing it on your own is possible. Not all gemstone wearers have the courage to put a hole through their priced possession. It’s like an all or nothing kind of challenge. Some are very fragile that with one blow, they might break. That’s why you have to be very careful when drilling those precious gemstones. What’s the purpose of drilling? For one, you could create your very own jewelry for decoration ........ 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

Gemstones – Girl’s New Best Friend?

Colorful gemstones are just anybody’s dream to have. Their natural colors more than match your very fashionable dresses. Their sheer range could strike you spell bound. Gemstones are precious or semiprecious mineral stones which when cut and faceted can be used as jewels. There is more to gemstones than just being jewelry items. They are regarded as lucky when worn specific to an individual’s birth month. Before we deal with this aspect in detail lets see the classification of gemstones. C........ 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


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