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How Do Gemstones Get Their Value and Price Tag

How Do Gemstones Get Their Value and Price Tag

A gemstone that is faceted has a price value linked to its physical and optical qualities. These are colour, clarity, cut, and carat, the four C’s. There are two other very important aspects as well. 1, The rarity of the gems features, and 2, the mine in which the gem was mined.

The Most Expensive Gemstones

The Most Expensive Gemstones

Earth, A Beautiful Catalogue This beautiful planet that we live on has over 4000 minerals. A single individual will in their life probably not even see a quarter of that in real life. Our list of current top 5 gemstones are not just pretty to look at but also offers a...

Aquamarine, All You Need to Know

Aquamarine, All You Need to Know

The name ‘Aquamarine’ is Latin and means ‘Sea-water’. Due to the connection that it has with the sea, it has been called, the sea stone in some regions. In times gone by the pirates called it ‘Poseidon’s Heart’ and may have been considered one of the most important...

How to Tell if Gemstones are Real

How to Tell if Gemstones are Real

Why Do You Get Fake Stones? Gemstones have adorned jewellery for as long as we can think back. For many years the jewellery/gemstone trade was meant only for the elite and upper classes as they were the only ones that could afford these works of art. To further the...

With This Ring I Take Thee

With This Ring I Take Thee

When Not a Diamond, Then What We live in a world where it seems that diamonds are just too expensive and many women no longer wish to have a shiny diamond on their finger. This could be for one of the two reasons, being that diamonds are simply too expensive, or they...

Cubic Zirconia VS Diamonds, which is Better?

Cubic Zirconia VS Diamonds, which is Better?

At a Glance A quick look at both stones would make you think that there is almost no difference between the two. An untrained eye will certainly not be able to pick up differences when even looking at the two up close and personal. In fact, to the average Joe on the...

Emerald, All You Need to Know

Emerald, All You Need to Know

Description The Emerald is a blueish green variety of the beryl family. Some will also classify the Indian Emerald as part of this family. However, do not be fooled by the beautiful hues of the Indian emerald as it is in fact simply clear quartz crystals that they...

The Popularity of Diamonds

The Popularity of Diamonds

Diamonds from Ages Ago It is true that diamonds are the most constant form of carbon. They are created under intense circumstances, about 190km under the Earth layer and is then moved to the earth's surface by means of magma that is pushed and moved through volcanic...

Popular Gemstones for Men

Popular Gemstones for Men

Men and Gemstone Jewellery It is quite amazing how most of us automatically imagine that jewellery with beautiful stones in them are exclusively found on women. Thank you, Hollywood. The fact is that this simply is not the truth and men have been seen wearing...

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