How to Buy Gems

Loose Gemstones:

Specials Product:
CODE: D001

Diamond Rough
0.3 - 1.5 carat
USD $ 190/Crt
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CODE: Z001

Emerald Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE: R001

Ruby Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE: S001

Sapphire Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE: Y001

Yellow Sapphire Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE:  C001

Cat Eyes Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 30/Crt
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How to Buy Gems

The beauty of gemstone / jewelry and well cared for can last much longer until the centuries. Here are some ways to get the best gemstone jewelry.

Gemstone Jewelry Prices
Gemstone Price is determined by: size, cut, quality (color / clarity / treatments), and type.

Here are some questions to ask about the quality of gemstones:

  • Questions about gemstone Size
  • How big is the real gem?
  • What is the gemstone setting that is too big or too small is intended?
  • Questions on Gemstone Cuts
  • What type of gemstone cut? Well dimensioned “Brilliant” cut sparkle the most.
  • How common is the gemstone is cut?
  • What is the dimension of cut? The (total depth) is more in cut diamond, the more lustrous.
  • Questions about the overall quality of gemstone
  • What is the jewel is broken? Are there visible chips, inclusions, or marks?
  • Does gemstones treated? (See treatments listed below)
  • Whether natural or synthetic gemstone?
  • Questions regarding Color Gemstone
  • What is the color gemstones even?
  • How well the color of gemstone? (Is it live?)
  • If you are buying gemstones for earrings or cuff links, is a gemstone with a good match?

Gemstone Care
Jewelry Store may treat gemstones in the hope of gettng a higher price. Smart buyer asks a lot of questions and hopefully tests the results. Here are some gemstone treatments to find:

  • Layers: Jasper is often dipped in petroleum products to bring out color and to close it. Emerald is oiled; turquoise is waxed.
  • Dye: This is the most commonly used improvement. On a clear gemstone, dyes can be seen in the crevices of a darker than the stone. Sometimes dye appears as a residue that rub off or white patches. Lapis and Rose Quartz is usually dyed. Amethyst and Citrine are often dyed. Black Onyx is permanently dyed in the normal processing.
  • Fake Gem Stones: Some dealers will try passing off fake than a natural gem. There are fake stones gemstones for most of the market. Always ask what stone something is if you are not sure. Honest dealers will tell you. If a stone looks too perfect it may be fake, irradiated or dyed. I avoid Laboratory made products are also known as a synthetic (except get very good discount.)
  • Gemstone Swap: When a deal seems too good to be true, the dealer may substitutiong one another gem. For example, dyed Howlite is often substituted for the Lavendar Jade.
  • Heat Treatment: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Ruby, tanzanite and Topaz are often heated at high temperatures to enhance color.
  • Irradiation: It is common to illuminate Aquamarine, London Blue Topaz, Emerald, and Diamond and other gem stones. This treatment led to color and remove imperfections. Many dealers know if they sell gemstone has been irradiated. Honestly who would tell you if they are aware of the treatment.

Buying tips gemstone beads

  • Find the best quality gem stone (if buying a real gem)
  • Ensure that the cracks in the gemstone beads no darker than the bead itself (if so, the beads are dyed)
  • If the beads are sold in 16 “strands - I’m sure it is 16″ - not 14 “or 15″ if possible.
  • Make sure beads are not cracked or chipped by the holes as this tears threads
  • Evenly shaped beads (where appropriate)
  • Good color (so can create harmonious necklaces and matching earrings)
  • Good-sized holes (so they can use strong thread)