Looking to Buy Gemstone and Jewelry online without getting a Headache?
Here is Ravab’s Guide To Buy Gemstone Online
So if you are a jewelry lover there are so many chances that you are women, jewelry retailer or simply an Indian American. I had searched web quite a few time for getting a perfect guide on how to choose the right gemstone for jewelry making or directly choosing the gemstone jewelry. But to my disappointment, there aren’t many blogs to guide me through. So I myself trying to write a quick hurry blog as I do not have enough time to write a fully guided blog. I apologize for this.
Buying a gemstone can be a challenging task. It is an experience that requires trust, not only of our senses in judging what we can discern about the gem one is considering, but also the representations of the person (or in nowadays way, website) selling the gem. There are so many factors which set the value. Some factors of them like weight are tangible; others like clarity, color or origin are not. Gemstones may be accompanied by a lab report listing the color, cut, clarity, and weight. They may also contain a comment about treatments or origin. Certain gemstones such as ruby or sapphire can receive a premium in the market if they are believed to be from a particular country (origin). In lieu of an independent identification and/or grading report, the seller may offer certain guarantees.
Consumers must reconcile their budget with their tastes. A smaller gem of finer quality will cost as much or more than a larger gem of lesser quality. Nature produces far fewer of the top quality gems, so there is a good reason for the greater price. Thorough research on the gem before purchasing is a good start for the buyer.
What is the difference between precious and semi-precious gemstones?
Historically, “precious stones” referred to diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, while “semi-precious stones” covered everything else. Precious used to signify a higher relative value. Today, these concepts have little application in terms of true value, since gemstones exist at every quality level, and must be individually assessed.
For example, there are low-quality rubies and sapphire stones that sell for $5/ct (wholesale price), while a fine green garnet may fetch up to $5000/ct. In this light, it would be inaccurate to label garnets as “semi-precious.”
What is a “carat” (ct)?
Gemstones are weighed by metric carat, which is one-fifth of a gram (so, 1 ct = ⅕ gram or 1 gram = 5 carats).
Ravab’s Tip: Height/depth x length x width in mm is also a useful measurement to indicate the size of a gemstone. This system will help you determine what size best suits your personal proportions.
Please note, a ‘carat’ is distinguished from ‘karat,’ which is a measurement of gold purity, based on 24 parts.
Here are all the Months with their respective Birthstones
March: Aquamarine and Bloodstone
June: Alexandrite, Pearl and Moonstone
August: Peridot and Spinel
October: Opal and Tourmaline
November: Topaz and Citrine
December: Zircon, Turquois, and Tanzanite