Gemstones are much more then just colorful rocks that go into your necklace, rings, bracelet, or earrings. There are many different types of gemstones with formation and place of origin directly affecting the appearance of the stone itself. Let us share our wealth of knowledge with you in connecting your perfect stone to your life
Gemstones are an ancient commodity that have long been in existence and still dominate within the marketplace today. They have remained in high demand due to their metaphysical properties, commercial uses, and most importantly beauty. Today, synthetic and non-synthetic gemstones are in existence and come in a variety of stunning colors.
Although most gems are not the most exquisite in their raw state, when placed in the hands of a skilled craftsman and polished correctly, the true beauty and luster of the stone will be seen.
What are the categories that a gemstone can fall into?
- 1. Genuine: These are raw or natural gemstones that are simply polished to be enhanced into a more beautiful state. Nothing chemically is done to the gem to alter the appearance. A mere polishing brings out the finesse of the stone.
- 2. Natural: There is no altering, chemically or otherwise, to this gem in any way shape or form. The only thing that occurs is the near removal of this gem from nature into the hands of a human being. The only craftsmanship present is the effect of nature itself.
- 3. Synthetic: This is a laboratory created gem. The beauty in this process is that the gem can be birthed in exactly the state that the artisan and customer are seeking to obtain. Today, it is very difficult to tell the difference between a synthetic and natural gemstone. Thay have almost the same end result.
- 4. Imitation: This is a gem that resembles a natural stone, however it has different components in a chemical sense. The advantage to this stone is that the price point is slightly less than those gems that come in natural forms. The appearance of this stone can be just as beautiful.
- 5. Treated: Multiple techniques are used in improving factors such as the color and clarity of the gemstones. This is taking a natural stone and enhancing the beauty of it chemically to make it more desirable. Processes such as heat can be used to enhance the color. Also, the advances in modern technology such as lasers and computer controlled heating and irradiating procedures help to allow the enhancement of the gemstones color.
What are the different quality types of Gemstones?
- 1. Beauty: This is, naturally so, the attract ability of the stone itself.
- 2. Durability: How long lasting is each stone, and what are the best ways for each stone to be crafted into?
- 3. Rarity: This adds to the value and attracts ability factors of the stone also, as every proud owner of a piece of jewelry with a gemstone wants to be the only person that possesses it.
What are the types of Gemstones?
Although there are a great number of many in existence and to choose from, we have provided to you information on the three most desirable and sought after stones; emerald, sapphire, and ruby.
The Emerald possesses the quality to bear many beautiful shades including deep darkish green, to soft green, and even grass green. This is the birthstone for May and an excellent choice as an anniversary gift also. It is an interesting fact to know that most emeralds have imperfections; this is a part of the allure of the stone. Emerald always represents an element of mystery and makes a beautiful addition as the main feature to any piece of Wonder Jewelry.
There are many lovely shades of color that the sapphire is available in. They come from the gem family of Corundum and are only second to diamonds as the strongest stone in existence. The birthstone for September, this valuable gemstone is at it’s best when it is found in a shade of mid color blue with the concentration of the color remaining true regardless of the lighting conditions. Several interesting facts about the sapphire include their association with loyalty and dignity, and they are often connected with the element of royalty. Also, an additional very important fact to the sapphire stone in the jewelry creation process is that most gems from this family go through a heating process enhancing their color and clarity. This heating process also protects the gemstone from chipping and breaking that can naturally occur with wearing through time.
This stone, which is similar to a garnet, is found in multiple shades of red in rich darkish red, to a slightly more pinkish red. These stones are also extremely strong and resilient, similar to the Emerald, which registers just under the diamond in hardness. The greatest Ruby to find is the rich red ruby that has hints of a blue shade to the coloring. Also similar to the Emerald this makes a great feature or addition to any piece of jewelry and is selected based off of your personal color preference.