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’s not easy to find
diamonds because these are located in the great depths of the Earth. The
beauty of diamonds is brought out depending on the cut.
If you want to purchase a genuine diamond, you have to consider the
clarity, color, cut, and carat weight. These are the four C’s of diamond.
You can also find diamond in fancy colors like green, blue, orange, and
red. Fancies are also highly prized as they are rare.
Another gemstone is emerald. Ancient people love emerald because of its
power to heal certain diseases and also for its beauty. Oftentimes, the
gem has a mossy silk appearance. If you can find flawless emerald
specimens, expect a very high price that can even be compared to that of
diamonds. You can find green Brazilian varieties of emerald, spodumene
varieties, and corundum varieties.
If you love red, you should get ruby. This gemstone is available in
different shades such as ruby red, purplish red, pigeon blood, and rose
red. The most highly prized ruby stone is the clear deeper shades. You
can also get star rubies. Beware though that there are rubies being sold
in the market that are not actually genuine rubies.
These are the balas ruby (spinel), bohemian ruby (rose quartz), Siberian
ruby (pink or red tourmaline), Cape ruby, Montana, Rocky Mountain, and
American ruby (these are garnet varieties). If you happen to visit
Myanmar, this is the best place to get a genuine ruby because this is the
place where most rubies are mined. You can also get rubies in
Afghanistan, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Soviet republics, and China.
Sapphire is another precious gemstone. Sapphire is the blue variety while
ruby is the red variety of corundum. Genuine sapphire is deep blue in
color (Kashmir blue). You can also find white sapphire, golden or yellow
sapphire (oriental topaz), and pink sapphire. You can find many deposits
of sapphire in Sri Lanka but you can also find them in the mines of
China, Ural Mountains, Afghanistan, India, Australia, Soviet Union, and
Thailand. In the US, deposits can be found in Montana (Helena) and North
Carolina (Macon County).
Diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire are truly popular all over the
world. Because of today’s advanced technologies, you can find imitations
and synthetic versions of these precious gemstones. If you want to get a
good deal when purchasing these precious gemstones, you have to shop
extensively. You have to invest time and money to make sure that you get
a good quality gemstone.
If you want, you ca also follow your birth month. Diamond is the
birthstone for April, May is emerald, July is ruby, and September is
sapphire. So which month were you born?
Find suitable precious gemstone jewelry now and show them to your friends
and loved ones. If you want to add extra happiness into your life, get
the appropriate gemstone.