Gemstone Jewelry: Everything You Need to Know
- What Exactly Is A Gemstone?
- The Popular Gemstones You Should Know
- Lapis Lazuli
- Mother of Pearl
- Pink Opal
- Tahitian Black Pearl
- Selecting Quality Gemstones For Gemstone Jewelry
- How Gemstones Are Graded
- Gemstone Cut
- Gemstone Clarity
- Gemstone Size
- Gemstone Color
- Natural vs. Artificial Gemstones
- Questions To Ask Before Buying Any Gemstone Jewelry
or ages, mankind is being fascinated by gemstones.
Accessible in various shapes, sizes, and colors.
Today, there are a whopping 200 varieties of natural gemstone.
With this plethora of options.
If gemstones are something that attract you.
Then, my friend, you must know.
Every bit about gemstone and the jewelry made from it.
What Exactly Is A Gemstone?
Minerals that are known to human for their beauty and durability.
Often, they are referred to as Gemstones.
Or other names - Gem, Precious/Semi-precious stone, or Jewel.
It would not be surprising to know.
That the majority of gemstones known to us form in the Earth’s lap.
The extreme pressure and temperature inside the Earth’s crust.
Turn those simple rocks into something breathtakingly beautiful.
But with time, nowadays, gemstones can also be created in closed labs.
We’ll discuss that. But before that, let's dive into the varieties of gemstones.
Those are most popular for jewelry.
The Popular Gemstones You Should Know
Among the myriad of gemstones known to mankind.
There are a few that are evergreen and different from the rest.
"A diamond is just a chunk of coal that did well under pressure."
- Said Mr. Henry Kissinger.
For many people, buying a diamond might be an experience unlike anything else.
Created millions of years ago, even before the dinosaurs.
You might be shocked to know -
The youngest diamond on Earth is nearly a billion years old.
Also, apart from being rare, no two diamonds can ever be the same.
These facts alone, to some extent, can justify why diamonds are so bloody expensive.
Being so exorbitant in prices.
Diamonds are the most valuable gemstones that you can buy today.
In reality, who wouldn’t want a diamond necklace or a diamond ring?
But the fact that a piece of diamond jewelry comes with paying a hefty price.
Baffles many people.
However, known for its durability, beauty, and its rarity.
Diamond is not for everyone.
Only a few with financial success can possess a diamond.
Also, because of its high demand and rarity.
If you’re among the lucky ones who can afford to buy a diamond jewelry.
That you should know about the ways to determine diamond quality.
To make the best purchase.
Moreover, you should be aware of the ways to maintain this precious jewel.
Don't worry. We have discussed some of these ways later in this article.
Many people might not have heard about this stunning gemstone.
But a glance of this gemstone.
Will make you understand why we have included this gemstone in this list.
Lapis Lazuli aka Lapis.
Comes from a blue metamorphic rock (A type of rock that makes the Earth's crust).
Among jewelers and jewelry fanatics.
This gemstone has an exceptional place.
With rich solid blue color embezzled with tiny flecks of shiny gold pyrite.
Lapis Lazuli looks like somethings out of the world.
As no other natural gemstone can surpass the appearance of Lapis Lazuli.
Counted among the oldest gems known to humanity.
Lapis Lazuli is a popular option for gemstone jewelry.
With the unmatched look, it offers.
Women of any age can wear this gemstone.
Because irrespective of the oldness.
Every woman will fall in love with this stone.
At Evermée, our Midnight Necklace is adorned with the highest quality Lapis Lazuli stone.
Minimalistic in look, the necklace is anything but ordinary.
Available in both Sterling Silver and 24K Gold.
The tech in this jewelry allows to store your pictures inside necklace.
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'Emerald' means 'Green.'
Rightly so, because of its distinctive green color.
For centuries Emerald has been a treasured gemstone amongst royalties.
This is why this gemstone is also called the 'Jewel of Kings.'
Its mystical properties aside, this gem is well regarded as a fine jewel.
Beautiful and rare makes the emerald a precious stone for gemstone jewelry.
With a captivating green hue.
You will be shocked to know.
That often emeralds are more expensive than diamonds.
Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl refers to the iridescent substance forming on the inner layer of a shell.
A mother of pearl resembles a pearl.
But it is different in many ways.
In jewelry, however, the mother of pearl is an alluring addition.
Adding a discrete glow, a mother of pearl jewelry goes with any outfit, be it formal or casual.
It is also the only gemstone that is created by living creatures in mother nature.
Making it an organic gem. In jewelry, however, a mother of pearl is a jewel that adds a distinctive glow.
At Evermée, we have crafted memories necklace that can hold picture inside necklace.
Our Full Moon Necklace is a stunning piece of jewelry for women.
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Another marvelous creation of mother nature.
The pink opal gemstone is eminent for its distinctive shade.
With a natural pink color.
The Pink Opal is admired for its subtle hue and outstanding shine.
Symbolizing a calming and soothing vibe.
This gemstone has healing properties that relieve worry, fear, or anxiety.
In gemstone jewelry, pink opal is a popular choice.
Being a luxury jewelry brand.
At Evermée, we craft exquisite necklaces adorned with beautiful pink opal gemstone.
Minimalistic in design, the necklace offers both style and simplicity.
Moreover, blended with technology, the necklace is more than just jewelry.
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Tahitian Black Pearl
Unique among other types of pearls.
The Tahitian Black Pearl is considered one of the most beautiful pearls in the whole world.
On top of that, if you ever find a genuine black Tahitian pearl, then consider yourself very lucky.
Because a true black Tahitian pearl is very rare and difficult to find.
A gemstone as mesmerizing as the Tahitian Black Pearl.
Will never disappoint you in any way. So will a piece of jewelry that is adorned with this gemstone.
With a gemstone so popular and stunning.
How can we step back from creating a necklace with this stone?
Carrying the same technology as our other necklaces.
Our Eclipse Necklace for Men is embellished with a stunning Tahitian Black Pearl.
With its fabulous looks, it will make the wearer sexier.
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Selecting Quality Gemstones For Gemstone Jewelry
Once deciding which gemstone attracts you the most.
It is imperative that you should know how to assess the gemstone for its quality.
Few factors decide a jewel's quality and worth.
Let’s discuss those.
How Gemstones Are Graded
Similar to other precious stones.
Gemstones are also valued according to their cur, clarity, size, and color.
The reason behind different cuts in gemstones.
Is to achieve the right mix of weight, color, and a safe shape for mounting.
The cut of gemstone defines its shape and its look.
Gemstones like Opal look are suited to a rounded and smooth surface.
While Sapphire is mostly shaped with a series of symmetrical places called facets.
Apart from the cut, clarity is another area where a gemstone has to shine.
As clarity of any colored gemstones contributes to its value and beauty.
Clarity is judged on how the gemstone reflects the light rays
Contributing to its worth.
The most crucial aspect of any gemstone is its weight.
Measured usually in carats around the world.
The more a gemstone weighs, the costlier it is.
Color is one of the prominent features of any gemstone.
That decides its worth and quality.
There are many shades of gemstones like – Blues, purples, oranges, reds, yellows, and greens.
Furthermore, these three factors are also crucial and relate to a gemstone's color accuracy-
Natural vs. Artificial Gemstones
Gemstones that are formed by nature without any human involvement are Natural gemstones.
Whereas, gemstones formed by humans in labs are referred to as Artificial/Synthetic Gemstones.
Natural gemstones are further classified into Organic and Inorganic.
Organic gemstones are those formed by living organisms like Amber, Ivory, Pearl, or Coral.
While inorganic are the ones that are found within the Earth in the form of minerals.
Like diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds etc.
In reality, artificial gemstones are often less expensive and are more durable. Like the crystal stones.
At Evermée, we have crafted necklaces using the highest quality of artificial crystal stones.
More petite in cost. They are as beautiful and authentic as a piece of real gemstone jewelry.
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Ask These Questions Before Buying Any Gemstone Jewelry
Now that we have discussed everything concerning Gemstone Jewelry.
It is vital that you ask these questions before buying any Gemstone Jewelry.
- Where Does This Gemstone Originate From?
- What Treatments Have Been Applied to This Gemstone or The Jewelry?
- What Make A Colored Gemstone Good Choice for You?
- Why the Gemstone Cut and/or Set in This Particular Way?
- How to Care for This Gemstone Jewelry?
Whether formed with the formation of Earth itself.
Or created artificially in a closed lab.
Every gemstone is special and unique.
The things discussed in this article will help you choose the right gemstone jewelry for you.