Friday, 20 November 2015

Artificial or Natural Gemstones- How to Choose

There are times when every women or person interested in gems has been confused over the usage of geological terms. Gemological and mineralogical terms have often created unnecessarily confused people when they decide to buy a piece of beautiful jewelry crusted with stones. Yellow Sapphire Gemstone and others like Blue Sapphire have always caught the focus of men and women. Knowing the basics about these stones and their basics will help any buyer to make a better and effective purchase. When you know the difference between an artificial and a natural stone, a stimulant and a synthetic, you can understand the price difference and use the information to your benefit.

All gemstones are broken into two broad categories-artificial and natural. Whether organic or inorganic, natural gemstones are created by nature and there are no man made interferences involved during the entire procedure. Artificial gems on the other hand are a very broad term and include both lab made and manmade gem materials or stones. Natural stones exhibit a certain degree of durability, beauty, and rarity that cannot be found on the artificial ones. However, beauty varies in the eyes of every individual, so it is subjective. The degree of durability and rarity is also subjective and relative

A stone that is made by Mother Nature but undergoes the basic cutting and polishing done by a man, the stone still remains a natural stone. Many gems undergo treatment before or after cutting and polishing. These treatments are known as natural enhanced. These enhanced gemstones are divided into two categories industry standard treatments and stones without any treatments.

In a standard treatment the following are done:

·         Oiling of emeralds,
·         Heating of rubies,
·         Beaching of pearls and more.
For many centuries, standard treatments for enhancing gemstones have been done. Any natural stone that undergo any of these treatments and procedure do not require any disclosure. It is accepted globally by all noteworthy gemstone workers that these natural stones are subjected to industry accepted practice one way or the other. After knowing these facts, it will be easier for a person to buy natural gemstones.

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