Gemstone Guide
GEMSTONE GUIDE

Gemstones and rare minerals can evoke strong emotions and can spur intrigue. While most loose gemstones and minerals are purchased for ornamental jewelry purposes, others are possessed for their fascinating attributes. Natural gemstones and minerals add sparkle to our lives and invigorate our soul with the earth’s natural beauty. When buying a gemstone examine its color, hue, tone, and saturation.

Color :- The most defining characteristic of a gemstone is its beautiful color. Many jewellers consider it to be the most important evaluation criterion. When deciding upon gemstone color also examine hue, tone, and saturation.

Hue :- The most valuable gemstones are those that exhibit a pure color and only "slight" hues of other colors in addition to their primary color.

Tone :- This represents the depth of color, ranging from colorless to black. Gemstone tone is described as "light," "medium-light," "medium," "medium-dark," and "dark."

Saturation :- This is also known as Color purity, refers to the degree to which the gem is free from brown or gray hues. The most desirable gemstones, which show little gray or brown, are often described as having "vivid" or "strong" color saturation. The gemstones in our jewellery are hand-selected for their vivid colors.

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