Gemstones are much more then the 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 accordingly, the true beauty and luster can be seen of the stone.
What are the categories that a gemstone can fall into?
What are the different quality types of Gemstones?
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; sapphire, emerald, and ruby.
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.
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.
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.