5 Factors That Will Affect Your Choice of Gemstone
Whether you are a fan of
amazonite, apatite, aquamarine or emerald, the vast amount of choice available
on the gemstone jewellery scene can leave the savviest of shoppers cold. Whilst
the ease of shopping on the net can be enjoyed by all, the online jewellery
world in particular makes the shopping experience rather difficult for those
looking to add to their gemstone collection or buy a jewellery gift for a loved
As a leading provider of the
most comprehensive collection of gemstone jewellery in the UK, we understand
more than most why finding the sterling silver or gemstone pieces that are
right for you is a difficult task. But we’re here to help with our guide to
buying online so you can purchase a high quality piece with confidence. Check
out the five factors that every gemstone jewellery fan should be aware of when
Depending on the type of
gemstone you are shopping for, the cut of the stone will often determine its
overall value. But its cut isn’t just determined by the shape of the finished
piece, the surface area of the stone will also give an indication of its
quality, and a well-proportioned and well-cut stone will enhance the piece’s
wider brilliance, colour and light reflection.
Finding a flawless gemstone is
often an impossible task, however, buying a piece online that has minimal
marks, inclusions and blemishes may heighten its value. Whilst with diamond's
clarity is everything, for many more gems, opting for a natural stone is often
more profitable. Natural gemstones however, that have not undergone treatment,
The transparency of the stone
will also tell you more about its quality. Generally the more light that can be
diffused through the stone, the more valuable the piece will be.
The gemstone collection we
stock here online is the perfect demonstration of the sheer number of colours
available. Whilst your choice of colour comes down to taste, a stone in your
favourite colour that is intense and bright, with minimal cloudiness, is
considered particularly high quality.
As the saying goes – size isn’t
everything, and the carat or unit weight of the stone is not always a factor in
determining its value. If the stone is small, flawless, vivid in colour and
well-cut, it is certain to be more valuable than a stone that is large, treated
and full of inclusions.
As mentioned earlier a natural
stone is much more valuable than a stone that has been treated. There are many
reasons why a stone would have been treated, the main reason being to enhance
colour and hide visible flaws. A number of treatment methods are used, from
dyeing the stone and filling the flaws to heating the gem and permanently
changing its colour.
Shop for high quality gemstones
in a range of shapes, widths, lengths and designs right here at Booth and Booth.