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What would you say when I ask which gemstone is the prettiest? Most will probably say diamond, ruby or sapphire. But I’m going to show you some of the most beautiful gemstones that you may not know. This list combines commonly known gems, like opal and amethyst, with some rare and exotic minerals. They represent some… Read More »50 Most Beautiful Gemstones You’ve Ever Seen
Who doesn’t love a red ruby that is rich in color and high in clarity. However, being one of the rarest gemstones there is, natural ruby that looks like that is very hard to find. And so its price is sky high. That pretty much sums up the reason why gemstones are treated. Why Are… Read More »8 Common Gemstone Treatments and Enhancements
The other day, a customer asked me, “which gemstone is suitable for me and which one should I buy?” There are so many types of gemstones you can buy. You may get overwhelmed with the options. With a few criteria that help you narrow down the choices, this article will help you find the perfect… Read More »Which Gemstone Should I Buy?
The other day, I dropped one of my gemstones, and it broke on impact. It makes me think, why gemstone breaks when it’s dropped. After doing the research, here are the reasons why gemstone break and ways to avoid that from happening to your gem. Why gemstone breaks when dropped The main reason a gemstone… Read More »Why Do Gemstones Break? And How To Avoid It?
What is heated gemstones? Heat treatment is a common treatment process used for to lighten, darken or even change the color of gemstones. Heating can also improve the clarity of some gemstones. Out of all gemstone treatments, heating is one of the most widely accepted. Some people view it as an extension of the gemstone’s… Read More »Heated Gemstones vs Unheated Gemstones
Amethyst is a popular gemstone with a long history. From being a precious gem like ruby and sapphire, to Greeks believing its ability to prevent intoxication, amethyst is so much more than just a purple crystal. Here are some fun facts and information of this beautiful purple gem. History of Amethyst Amethyst was once considered… Read More »What is Amethyst? Gemstone Information and Interesting Facts
Often I was asked by customers how durable a gemstone is, or will it get damaged easily. One main factor of determining whether the gemstone can stay shiny and polished for a long time, or the general longevity of it, is to look at its hardness. Hardness of a gemstone refers to its ability to withstand… Read More »Gemstone Hardness and How Does It Affect Your Jewelry?