Gemstones are a common fundamental for a jewelry, the alluring shine and vibrancy of their colors gives those fine accessories a great touch. Gemstones have the beauty of being a total eye catcher, no doubt it is one of a must-have for women.
But what makes them so remarkable? How come gemstones are expensive? I’ll answer the question later on! Read the article to the end to know more about the Top 5 amazing gemstones used for jewelry
Top 5 gemstones for jewelry
This is the most common of all gemstones and known to be the one of the most expensive type. There is a common saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, simply because an ideal friend of a girl should be like the diamond: durable, valuable and beautiful.
With a hardness scale of 10, if you attempt to break down these little shimmers using your teeth, it will probably poke inside your molars. Diamonds are so durable, it can cut through glass and hard rock surfaces, which explains its value ranging from $4000-8000/carat, depending on its cut and weight.
No wonder diamonds are a common gemstone for engagement and wedding rings as it signifies everlasting love on its properties.
Emeralds are luscious green-colored gemstones, that have two or three times the market value of diamonds. Emeralds are popular during the time of Babylonians from the Mesopotamian era, and it is believed that tribe men use it as a powerful totem against evil spirits.
Emeralds can be found almost everywhere in the world, but what makes it expensive is that it is rare and hard to treat. The emerald’s market value is ranging from $8000-12500/carat depending on its cut and weight. The hardness of an emerald stone is 8.
Rubies are fine red crystals that is known to be one of the most popular stones used for jewelry. The vibrant red color of this stone represents elegance and beauty. Unlike the other gemstones, rubies are not hard to harvest as it is commonly found just above the surface of the land.
Rubies market value are lower compare to other gemstones, it ranges from $100-5000/carat depending on the vibrancy of the stone. A ruby’s value is measured based on its color, if the ruby has a vivid red color, it’s market price would reach in thousands of dollars, while if its color is near purplish or orangy, that is where the value goes down.
Sapphires are a stone that can be in different colors, but it is mostly in a shade of blue. Sapphire is the second hardest gemstone next to diamonds for having a hardness of 9 in the hardness scale.
It is believed that the earth is a large sapphire due to the colors of the sea. Ancient people also signifies that the sky is made of sapphire.
A sapphire gem can has a price range of $1000-$12000/carat depending on the cut.
Topaz is a genuine stone that ranges from different color shades including white, blue and yellow. Topaz are second to the cheapest crystals on this top 5 list, its market value ranges between $300-2000/carat depending on the cut.
With a hardness scale of 8, topaz is known to be the softest crystals. Ancient people believed that topazes are the gift of the sun due to its vibrant color even if unpolished.
Now that you’ve got a little tip why they are remarkably expensive, I know you got a hesitation if you can afford it or not. If you think the gemstones are too expensive for you, there’s always those who are “cleverly cloned” and looks exactly like the said stones.
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