Gemstones, Technology …Beauty, Sparkle & ColorJust as technology and scientific advances have changed every aspect of our daily lives, it has also altered what type of jewelry and gemstones are available to us. Fine jewelry enhances how we look and feel and it all begins with the allure of gemstones. While rarity is a component of the pricing of gemstones, the allure or love of gemstones is primarily about their Beauty, Sparkle and Color …created by Mother Nature. Technology, however, is altering the supply and color of gemstones, in addition to maybe altering our definition of a “Gemstone”.
Gemstones & Beauty
Gemstones/rocks too soft to be cut or faceted into gemstones (in the not so distant past) are now heavily marketed and popular with many women. For example: Precious Gemstones (i.e. Diamonds, Sapphires & Rubies) are still treasured, but the category of Semi-Precious gemstones has expanded to include stones like “Drusy” (a type of quartz that to me, sounds like one of Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs) and “Chrome Diopside” (Doesn’t that sound like a dangerous chemical?). So, there are many beautiful gemstones, not as durable and not as sparkling as a Diamond, for example,…but it terms of beauty, well beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Still, only a Diamond is beautiful, rare and durable enough to last Forever. You know that a Diamond is the hardest gemstone, right? In contrast, opals though beautiful, are one of the softest gemstones and should not be worn everyday or too often. It is the advancements in cutting technologies that has enabled manufacturers to cut & polish giant opal gemstones; but, the larger they are, the more fragile they are..so be careful!
Gemstones & Sparkle
When it comes to sparkle, despite technology, a Diamond still provides the best sparkle and brilliance a gemstone can offer, Some women fall victim to marketers that promote gemstones that are cut “like” a Diamond, or sparkle “like” a Diamond…but no gemstone has the optical properties of a Diamond. That is why sellers compare every other gemstone to a Diamond with the words “like/as”. Caution, the fact is: no other gemstone, regardless of the cutter or technologies used to facet the stone, compares….no gemstone comes even close to a Diamond’s Brilliance, Fire, Scintillation or Sparkle. I’m just sayin’ (Diamonds are the ultimate gemstone…) but, you know I love ALL fine quality jewelry!http://www.hsn.com/shop/colors-of-diamonds/11999?query=Colors%20Of%20Diamonds&isSuggested=True&
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