Month: April 2016

Picking The Right Sapphire Color

download (12)When it comes to rings, diamonds have for the longest time been the traditional gemstones. However, sapphires are very attractive too and they make very valuable gemstone. Sapphire has become more popular with the stones on engagement rings being very popular items in the market today. One of the aspects that make sapphire popular over diamond is that it comes in a wide range of colors and still retains the shine and clarity of diamond when it is correctly cut and prepared.

Of course the cut is among the things you must consider when getting sapphire, but the color also does matter. The fact that this gemstone is available in a wide range of colors means that you must choose the most suitable in terms of personal preferences and meaning. The truth is that the different colors are associated with different meanings and even virtues and hence the need to make sure that you get a color that suits you. In general, the more intense the color and the less the distracting color zones the more valuable the stone will be. It is important to check the tint and clarity of your sapphire when choosing a color; a clearer sparkling stone is always ideal.

Blue sapphire – The blue sapphire is exceptionally beautiful and has this royalty look to it. It symbolizes harmony and calm. It is among the most popular colors in the sapphire gemstone world and they are considered the most valuable.

Yellow sapphire – It might not be as popular, but it signifies status and wisdom and is also associated with wealth. The yellow stones range from light greenish yellow to a lighter version of the same to orange yellow that could have intense or weak color saturation. In essence, the finest yellow sapphire is one that is between yellow and orange with saturation that is vivid.

White sapphire – If you have a caring and kind nature, then this is the color that you should think about when choosing your sapphire because it represents care and kindness.

Pink sapphire – Pink sapphires range from red to purple with vivid to weak lighter tones and color saturation. The pink gemstones are a symbol of playfulness and love and can make very good engagement rings. Peach sapphire is also a very attractive option and one that is very feminine.

Green sapphire – Its low saturation and color zone that is not very attractive makes it less popular. The color is readily available, but unfortunately not as marketable compared to other colors.

Besides choosing sapphire colors in terms of their meanings and virtues, it is also important to remember that the color dictates the value of the gemstone and the prices therefore. Sapphires that are most preferred are those with vivid, strong color saturation. The color saturation needs to be strongest possible without darkening effect and brightness compromise. The darker and clearer the color of the stone the more valuable the sapphire and the higher the per carat prices so always take the time to check your stone before making your purchase.

Engagement rings come with a wide range of stones and sapphire is among the most popular gemstones in the rings today. The deeper and clearer the color the more valuable your sapphire ring will be.

 

Gemstones For Wealth And Abundance

download (11)Gemstones are not only beautiful and attractive, but also come with meanings and virtues. Different gemstones are believed to attract and retain different things and wealth and abundance are some of the things you can attract and actually retain using gemstones. You can use the stones to decorate your space or wear as jewelry on rings or necklaces. Most of the stones that are associated with wealth and abundance are red, orange, yellow and green in color. Below are some of the gemstones you can use to attract and retain wealth and abundance.

Orange and yellow calcite – The stones are inexpensive yet very beautiful. Apart from attracting abundance, the stones boost energy levels in chakra and are cherished by many people; you just need to get the real stones.

Red garnet – It has a deep and rich red or sometimes maroon color making very beautiful jewelries. It is believed to attract wealth and at the same time also boosts energy and confidence.

Yellow sapphire – Sapphire is a gemstone that has not become as popular as diamond and it features in many jewelry items including engagement rings because of its beauty. Yellow sapphire in particular is associated with wealth, prosperity and wisdom. Apart from bringing your financial abundance, this gemstone will help you achieve your goals and ambitions too.

Bloodstone – This gemstone attracts wealth and helps keep you grounded. It might not be as popular, but quite a beautiful stone.

Carnelian – It is the gemstones for those who are timid or shy about wealth. It is a calming stone associated with courage and strength and directly attracts abundance for the shy natured. It is available in light orange colors to deeper maroon colors with the latter being considered a more powerful in attracting wealth and abundance.

Jade – It is a stone popular for abundance and health. It helps the wearer has a feeling that the universe is without doubt abundant, especially when faced with doubts on this issue.

Ruby – The red ruby in particular stimulates abundance and bestows passion, energy and confidence. You can wear this brilliant stone to attract wealth and enjoy abundance.

Green and yellow jasper – The stones are beautiful and full of abundance. The good thing about these stones is that they are inexpensive and you can place as many in your house to attract wealth. You can get them in beautiful carved statues. The darker the stone the more powerful it will be in fetching your wealth and abundance.

Other stones that are associated with wealth and abundance are fire agate, fluorite, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s eye, rutilated quartz, topaz, opal, moss agate and green tourmaline. Whereas most of these stones can be found in jewelry, some are found in their natural stone forms or carved into different items. It is important that you get your stones from a reputable dealer or supplier to avoid getting fakes that do not hold much value. There are so many good sources from where you can get your preferred gemstones.

Sapphire engagement rings are some of the most stunning today. You can choose from the wide range of sapphire colors to attract different positives in your life or even to match your personality and individual preferences.

 

Diamond Earrings And How To Buy Them

download (10)Diamond earrings are elegant and sophisticated and the dream of every woman. They make the perfect gifts too for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and even Valentine’s Day and other celebrations. The stylish and classy earrings are valuable additions to any wardrobe and they can be worn in all kinds of occasions. These earrings come in different styles and you can find diamond cluster, diamond hoop and diamond studs. Diamond studs seem to be the most popular choice because of their classic beauty. The sparkling diamond makes them even more desirable.

Just like buying diamond and other diamond items, the 4 Cs of diamonds should apply when buying. It is however important to remember that the ears are at a further distance from finger, hence diamond earrings still appear very clean on earth, even though the same effect might not be achieved with the same stone on a ring. Below are a few considerations to make when buying your diamond earrings.

The metal – Of course the diamonds will be mounted on a metal. White and yellow gold are the most commonly used metals for diamond earrings. However, you can still find platinum on high end earrings and sterling silver for lower cost options. The metal that you settle for should be sturdy and high quality. Earrings that have screw-on backs offer extra security so consider that feature when choosing.

Diamond shape – Round remains to be a very popular shape not just for diamond engagement rings but also for the studs. Princess shape is also very appealing, but you can go ahead and choose other shapes you find appealing such as emerald, heart and oval or even marquise. The shape of the diamond on the earrings is usually a matter of preference, but you can use your face shape to guide you so you can choose a shape that is most flattering for your facial features.

Prong arrangement – Six or four prong settings are most preferred for diamond earring styles. This is because they showcase included diamonds in the best light. You, however still have the options of 3 prong settings, illusion and bezel. Again, this is a factor you would have to consider depending on your personal preferences.

The 4Cs – When it comes to diamond, color, carat weight, cut and clarity are used as the guides to the best quality. You can use this to select your diamond earrings. When it comes to carat weight, the larger the stone the more outstanding and noticeable it gets. If you have long hair then larger stones can work best for you, consider small ones are likely to be covered by the hair. Go for brilliance and fire that you desire when looking at clarity and stick to H-J color on the grading scale if you want to stand out. For diamond earrings cuts, standards are not as strict because it is harder for this to be noticed when worn. Choose a good graded cut, but ensure you avoid shallow or deeply cut stones.

Whether you are buying diamond studs or diamond cluster earrings, you should make all important considerations to get the best set. You also should make your purchases from reliable dealers to get genuine diamonds.

 

The Most Powerful Gemstone For Luck

download (9)Good luck is something that everyone yearns for and would like to enjoy. Gemstones have living energy and the different one come with different healing and metaphysical properties. Luck is among the energy that most of the gemstones carry hence carrying the crystals or wearing them can fetch you good luck. Important to note is that even though there are so many gemstones that are powerful when it comes to luck, the kind of luck you are looking for can determine what stone is best for you.

Green Jade – This good luck charm stone is loved and treasured in China considering how common it is there. A large number of people actually carry to attract good luck are family and personal levels. It is among the stones that you can, you can use to have luck in business. The gemstone is also used to maintain stable relationships and to transmit values like kindness, charity and modesty.

Agate – It is among the most powerful luck stones in the esoteric world. It is made up of several quartz minerals and has varying colored circles. It balances energies and at the same time attracts luck in sentimental and economic terms. It can also be used to call passion, encourage relationships and to call love.

Turquoise – The gemstone has a unique and peculiar blue color varying from apple green to blue and makes it valued. Arab countries love it for bringing good luck, whereas eastern countries consider it the most powerful stone in warding off the evil eye. By wearing the gemstone, you will be able to recharge positive energy and bring good fortune your way. It is also a stone for wellness and joy.

Ruby – It is an incredibly beautiful gemstone and one of the most powerful when it comes to good luck in various life aspects. It is especially a luck stone in love and in games and can therefore even rekindle fading love. Ruby is also regarded as stone of wealth and with it you can start walking the path of success with your goals and projects.

Red jasper – It is a popular lucky stone that helps in bringing out creative ideas and boosting confidence. Those in the entertainment industry, especially actors and actresses will find the gemstone, particularly valuable in their careers. Carnelian is another gemstone that attracts the same kind of luck.

Garnet – Those looking for career luck, this is the gemstone to use. It is very powerful in encouraging good business relationships and stimulating the desire for others to work with you. It is the best stone for those who wish to advance their careers.

Amazonite – It carries the name ‘lucky hope stone’ because of the powers it has in bringing luck to dreams and hopes. The stone will help turn your dreams into reality by bringing clarity to the intentions you have, motivating and empowering you so you can manifest the dreams into reality. Carry it with you and you will start to see your dreams coming true.

Engagement rings come with lots of different stones and you can choose the best according to the results you can get from the powers the stones carry. Sapphire rings have also become very popular and you can find them in various styles, sizes and colors.