Colored Gemstones – Different Shades of Diamonds
Nowadays, jewelers from around the world produce unique and more fascinating colored gemstones worn by men and women alike. Gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, and emeralds are highly popular in our culture.
Emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, garnet, blue and green topaz, citrine, opal, onyx, peridot, pearl, ruby, sapphire, ruby, lemon quartz, and tanzanite – we have various choices to choose from. However, there is a lot more to jewelry than its eye appeal. Jewelry is actually a mix of various attributes that give it its overall value and acceptance. A beautiful piece of green gem may be given different names and may have different price because there is something beyond its color and glitter that assorts it into gems of different value and price. For instance at first look zircon looks almost similar to diamond in terms of eye appeal and refractive index but diamond is more precious due to its durability and hardness.
Like diamonds, colored gemstones have their four Cs’ as well namely color, carat, clarity and cut. Color is the most important determinant of value in colored gems. Until recently, the gemstone industry has promoted very few colored stones, concentrating instead on the more precious and profitable gems. But with the growing demand of colored stones, gemstone industry has started promoting other colors too. If you want an emerald green stone but cannot afford a fine emerald, you might choose a green garnet (tsavorite), a green or "chrome" tourmaline, or perhaps green "tanzanite" (tanzanite is the blue variety of zoisite; now there is a green variety, which is sometimes called green tanzanite). New gems are being discovered every year, and known gems are being discovered in new colors.
While cut and carat merely depend upon the jewelry piece you are buying, clarity is something you have to ask your jeweler to help you with. One thing to keep in mind here is that not all the stone are crystal clean some naturally come included and are softer in nature, so ask your jeweler to help you with it. The simplest thing to do would be asking for a certification to confirm the authenticity and grading of gem.
While investing your time, money and sentiments in a piece of jewelry, the thing you need to check is any defect or loose fitting. How disappointing it would be if ring’s gem fell out within few days of purchase. To ensure that your jewelry lasts long you have to rule out this factor at the time of purchase itself. See if all the settings are at place or not. Check out for any loose prongs and faulty fittings. Also check if there are any sharp edges or uneven surfaces.
Peter Norman, a leading colored gemstone jewelry store in CA offers a wide collection of colored gemstone and beads at very exclusive prices. Peter Norman also specializes in AAA and Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearls. Come and explore the huge range of colored gemstones and beads at http://www.peternorman.com
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