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6322317 Gemstones and Their Meanings

6322317 Gemstones and Their Meanings

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Published by: rocklandrox on Sep 08, 2009
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Your Guide to Gems and Jewelry
Table of Contents
Your Guide to Precious Gems and JewelryLearning the LingoWhat About CaratsEvaluating ColorJudging Transparency and ClarityAll About CutsLearn About Cat's Eye and StarsPros and Cons of SyntheticsWhat Are the DifferentTypes of StonesEvaluating GemstonesHow to Spot FraudCaring for Your JewelryWhere and How Gemstones Are MinedBuying WholesaleHand-crafted Jewelry
Learning the Lingo
Jewelry with a Capital J, Understanding Basic Jewelry Terms, Processes, andTechniquesIt is easy to feel intimidated and out-of-place when you’re visiting a high-class jewelry store for the first time. To avoid making unwanted and uninformedpurchases, improve your knowledge about jewelry starting with the tips below.If you speak the same language people in the jewelry industry speak thenyou’ll go home with the jewelry piece you want, need, and definitely can afford.The Meaning of GemstoneA gemstonemay be a rock, mineral, or even a petrified material that’s cut andpolished to be used for making jewelry. It may even be harvested like pearls ororganic material like amber, just as long as it has aesthetic appeal. In the olddays, precious gemstones only referred to the Big Three: emeralds, sapphires,and rubies. Everything else was labeled as semi-precious gemstones.Categories today, however, have changed and expanded to avoid furtherconfusion.

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