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Buying Gemstones On the Net Does Not Need to Be Agonizing

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Buying Gemstones On the Net Does Not Need to Be Agonizing
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While gold or silver jewelry can be beautiful even without gemstones, the right stone can certainly make the piece striking and unique. Most people think of the common stones when they think about gemstones, but the truth is there really are very many to choose from. Our aim with this article is to point you in the right direction so you make the best gemstone purchase possible.

One thing many people do not realize is the relationship between the ruby and the sapphire; they are made from the same thing. However, if you priced real, high quality rubies you will see they cost much more than sapphires. Most of us have only heard about sapphires having the distinctive blue color, however there are also yellow sapphires and purple sapphires. All gemstones should be free of impurities, and then it is a matter of the size (carats), the cut and the clarity of the stone. As you have seen, we are sure, sapphires are used in just about any type of jewelry as any other gemstone. As with any other type of gemstone, some real sapphires are expensive and of the highest quality. The truly valuable stones, called precious gemstones, are too expensive for many people, however the semi-precious varieties are quite beautiful and much less expensive. If you cannot afford anything in precious but the smallest stones, then why not look at the same price in semi-precious that will be larger. Marketing may very well be the prime reason the tradition of such high value still exists with diamonds. Social beliefs change throughout time, and that is evidenced by the fact that stones relegated to semi-precious status now commanded precious status a long time ago. Everything changes eventually including how people look at gemstones.

You can describe the origin of gemstones as being simulant, synthetic or natural. Hopefully you have an intuitive understanding of what a natural gemstone is. Synthetic stones are made in a laboratory, but still have the same chemical makeup as natural stones.

When you talk about fake gems, it is the simulants that you are talking about. The top three gems, emeralds, diamonds and rubies are typically what the simulant market targets. Just be very sure that you know if you are buying a simulant so you do not get ripped off. The demand for gems has always been so large that it is a lot harder to mine natural precious gems.

The history of gemstones is full of adventure and romance. You can also do the same by taking your time and finding those pieces that speak to you. Before buying anything containing gemstones, you should make sure you know exactly what you're getting. However, the larger jewelry do have an online presence, so that is great news.
 

Posted Nov 27, 2012 at 3:16am

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