The world is colorful, so why settle with boring, plain jewelry when you can get colorful ones set with beautiful precious gemstones. Gemstones add character and personality! In your next jewelry purchase, remember to select from an array of gorgeous gemstones available in every color on the rainbow, so you don’t end up as a piece of regular, boring jewelry wearing person.
But you don’t know anything about gemstones you say. Well, that’s why we’re here, differentiating between various types of popular gemstones and the grade of quality for them. We will bestow enough wisdom onto you so you can be confident and act like you know stuff next time you browse an online gemstone jewelry store.
To sum it up, gemstones can be divided into, in descending order of value, two major categories:
- The Big Four
- Semiprecious Gemstones
The Big Four consists of Ruby Rings, Emerald rings, Sapphire Rings, (RGB for your primary color buffs) and you guessed it, diamonds. These four precious gemstones are the most popular and valuable in both historical means and contemporary ideals.
Semiprecious Gemstones by far make up the largest percentage of all gemstones. They range greatly in value, color, quantity, and popularity. The standards for which we determine a semiprecious gemstone’s worth also varies. If you think the rarer a gemstone is then the more valuable it is, you are in for a surprise. For example, look at the alexandrite. It’s an interesting specimen that changes color depending on natural or artificial lighting.
Being rarer than, let’s say, diamonds, it’s also way more affordable. Well, let’s look at the spinel then. It’s dark, the rich red color often surpasses that of a museum quality ruby, but you can get it at a much less dollar/carat ratio despite the fact that it’s much rarer! Nope, life is not fair in the gemstone world. When people don’t know about a stone, it’s worthless regardless of how beautiful and rare it is.
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