May 22 2017
When a person goes to purchase some gemstones after he has been prescribed those gemstones and he asks the vender for his prescribed gemstones, the dealer may display so many varieties of every gemstone that it may become difficult for the person to decide which gemstone is good to wear and which is not. Though a lab test is considered as the final test for genuineness of a gemstone, this test is not very helpful in actual practice, particularly in countries like India as such tests only tell whether a gemstone is original or not and they don’t tell anything about the quality or origin of the gemstone.
For example, a report of genuineness is given for a Blue Sapphire worth USD 50 per carat and almost the same report of genuineness is given for the Blue Sapphire worth USD 500 per carat or even for the one worth USD 1000 per carat. So where does it leave us? I guess nowhere because if a lab test can’t tell you about the quality of a gemstone, such report doesn’t hold much value. In this chapter, we’ll try to understand certain things which can help even an ordinary person who doesn’t have much knowledge about gemstones, to choose a good gemstone for the price offered.
As the prices of gemstones are different in different parts of the world, it is difficult to get an idea about the general price range for all the gemstones. However, we shall look at some measures which can help us decide, which of the gemstones among a variety of the same gemstone are suitable for us according to our price range. An important thing to look for in a gemstone is its color. For example, an Emerald which is a gemstone used to enhance the significances ruled by Mercury should be green. Though the color may differ from light to dark green depending on the price range of the gemstone, the basic thing will remain the same. That is, it must be green if it is an Emerald. The same is true for all other gemstones and their color ranges can be found in various articles in this section.
Second test for a gemstone which falls under the category of transparent gemstones like Ruby, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, White Sapphire, Hessonite, and to some extent Cat’s Eye also, is the percentage of transparency. This is a very important test in deciding the quality of all the gemstones that belong to the transparent family of gemstones and it should be considered with great attention. Hold the gemstone against light, that is hold it in front of your eyes where the background is having sufficient light and then try to look through it by holding it still and then moving it in a semi circular movement, forward and backward alternately.
If the gemstone is absolutely transparent, you’ll be able to look into it as well as look through it. Hence it passes the test but then it may become very expensive. If there are some impurities in the gemstone, irrespective of the color, the gemstone is not a 100% and we will need to check for the percentage of impurity. For example, if you can’t see at all through a gemstone belonging to the family of transparent gemstones, when seen with bright light present in the background, the gemstone is not going to work much and however cheap it may be, you won’t be able to get any significant results from it.
Heavy blockages found in the gemstones are usually in the form of clouds which are present inside the gemstones and which may block the transparency of the gemstones from 20% to 90%. A gemstone with a blockage of 90% is not transparent at all and it is more like an opaque gemstone, despite belonging to the transparent family of the gemstones. In this case, you are usually able to see only the surface of the gemstone and nothing inside it, and nothing can be seen through it. This gemstone is useless and it should not be worn as it can only give about 10% of the effects belonging to the planet because the radiations received by the upper surface of this gemstone are blocked by the clouds present in it and hence they are not transmitted into your body.
As the percentage of transparency increases, the quality and price of the gemstone also increases accordingly. Hence knowing about the concept of blockage in gemstones, you can choose a good gemstone which falls within your affordable price range. A medium price range of gemstones is suitable for most people and this range may have blockages of about 50% to 20% depending on the variations in prices. It means that these gemstones may be 50% to 80% in efficiency.
Then there are some impurities found in the transparent gemstones, which are in the form of spots and lines present inside these gemstones. The lines are usually white whereas the spots are usually black and they are very likely to be found even in a costly gemstone particularly in an Emerald, because even the very costly Emeralds have black or white spots or lines in them. Anyways, the blockage made by these lines and spots can again be checked by viewing the gemstones, holding them against the background where bright light is present.
Hold the gemstone and try to see inside and see through it, and then slowly rotate it in a forward and backward movement and see what you can find inside it. Then change the side of the gemstone and repeat the procedure again. You may be able to find some things which will help you decide the quality of the gemstone. The impurities found in the form of lines and spots present inside a gemstone are usually not very serious impurities and they generally block about 5% to 25% of the gemstone provided the spots and lines are not present in great numbers inside a gemstone. This much amount of impurity is acceptable if you are willing to buy a gemstone in an upper medium or higher price band.
The gemstones should also be checked for any types of cracks they may have, which is not a very common thing but it can still be there in case of some gemstones and so it should be checked carefully. If you are sure that a gemstone is having a crack, don’t buy it. It is important to note that sometimes the inclusions inside a gemstone especially in a gemstone like an Emerald can look like a crack whereas it may actually not be a crack.
The main difference between a natural inclusion looking like a crack and an actual crack is that you can physically touch and feel the crack if you roll your fingers over the gemstone on the area which looks cracked. However, in case of a natural inclusion looking like a crack, you will not be able to feel it physically even if you roll your fingers again and again over the gemstone. Hence if a gemstone looks cracked but you can’t feel it physically, it is not cracked in most such cases and instead, it is having some inclusion which is looking like a crack in the gemstone.
Regarding the Opaque gemstones namely Pearl and Red Coral, they are comparatively cheaper and accordingly the chances of them being genuine increase already. These gemstones should be checked for their color and luster in particular. For example, a pearl with a mixing of dark yellow color is likely to be cheaper than a pearl with a mixing of light yellow color in it. In the same way, the dullness or attractiveness of a Pearl and Red Coral can help in deciding their quality.
Moving on, there are some quality measures attached to some particular gemstones which should be considered carefully. Let’s start with the trickiest of the gemstones when it comes to identification. This gemstone is White Sapphire and it should be checked very carefully for its color. A real White Sapphire is absolutely colorless and is clear like a crystal. You can very clearly see through a White Sapphire. The problem while purchasing this gemstone is that many White Sapphires displayed by the dealers are not colorless though they may seem to be colorless at the first sight.
However, as you monitor them closely, you may find that there may be a hint of yellow, blue or pink in the gemstone, which makes it an incomplete White Sapphire and so it should not be bought. It should be noted that a colorless Sapphire with a hint of Yellow in it may produce the effect of White Sapphire combined with Yellow Sapphire. Similarly, a colorless Sapphire with a hint of Blue in it may produce the effect of White Sapphire combined with Blue Sapphire. Therefore, be particular about the color of a White Sapphire while purchasing it as the addition of a color in it may lead to the transfer of energy of another planet, along with the energy of Venus, for which it is meant.
Then there are the gemstones like Emerald, Yellow Sapphire and Blue Sapphire which become more and more expensive as their color becomes deeper and deeper. Hence any of these gemstones with light color should be comparatively cheaper; depending on the other aspects of the gemstone like transparency and luster. On the other hand, a gemstone like Hessonite may become more and more expensive as it becomes lighter in color and particularly as it shifts towards honey color.
It should be noted that the light or dark color of a gemstone may change its price but a more expensive color may not be necessarily suitable for you. For example, the working of Jupiter may be such in your horoscope that a light colored Yellow Sapphire may be much more suitable for you than a dark colored Yellow Sapphire. Though a light colored Yellow Sapphire may be relatively cheaper, this is the one you should be looking for. Hence you should keep this fact in mind that sometimes a relatively cheaper gemstone may be more beneficial for you.
Looking at the case of Cat’s Eye, the most important test for this gemstone is ensuring the presence of a nearly white line across the gemstone, which gives the effect of a Cat’s Eye when this gemstone is held and the hand is moved in a semi circular motion going forward and backward alternately. If this line is broken, not present or not moving when the gemstone is moved, the gemstone may not be good in quality and you should consider looking at another one. On the other hand, if the line is present, it is bright and it moves as you move the gemstone, giving you an effect like an eye is trying to blink; this Cat’s Eye is good.
When a person goes to buy some gemstones after he has been approved those gemstones and he asks the vender for his approved gemstones, the supplier may screen so many types of every gemstone that it could become problematic for the person to choose which gemstone is good to wear and which is not. Though a laboratory test is recognized as the ultimate test for genuineness of your gemstone, this test is not so helpful in real practice, specifically in countries like India consequently tests only notify whether a gemstone is original or not plus they don't inform anything about the product quality or origins of the gemstone.
For example, a written report of genuineness is given for a Blue Sapphire worthy of USD 50 per carat and almost the same article of genuineness is given for the Blue Sapphire worthy of USD 500 per carat or even for the main one worthwhile USD 1000 per carat. Where would it leave us? I assume nowhere because when a laboratory test can't inform you of the grade of a gemstone, such record doesn't maintain much value. On this chapter, we'll make an effort to understand certain things which can help even a typical person who does not have much understanding of gemstones, to choose a good gemstone for the purchase price offered.
As the costs of gemstones will vary in various elements of the earth, it is difficult to get a concept about the overall price range for all your gemstones. However, we will take a look at some steps which can help us make a decision, which of the gemstones among a number of the same gemstone are suited to us according to your price range. A significant thing to consider in a gemstone is its color. For instance, an Emerald which really is a gemstone used to improve the significances ruled by Mercury should be renewable. Although color varies from light to dark inexperienced depending on cost range of the gemstone, the essential thing will stay the same. That's, it must be inexperienced if it's an Emerald. Precisely the same holds true for all the gemstones and their color amounts are available in various articles in this section.
Second test for a gemstone which comes under the group of translucent gemstones like Ruby, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, White Sapphire, Hessonite, and some degree Cat's Eyes also, is the ratio of transparency. That is an essential test in deciding the grade of all the gemstones that participate in the transparent category of gemstones and it ought to be considered with great attention. Contain the gemstone against light, that is carry it before your eyes where in fact the backdrop is having sufficient light and then make an effort to look over it by retaining it still and then moving it in a semi round movement, ahead and backward alternately.
In case the gemstone is completely transparent, you can consider it as well as look over it. Hence it moves the test but it could become very costly. If there are a few pollutants in the gemstone, regardless of the colour, the gemstone is not really a 100% and we'll need to check on for the ratio of impurity. For instance, if you cannot see at during a gemstone owned by the category of translucent gemstones, when seen with shiny light within the backdrop, the gemstone won't work much and however cheap it might be, you won't be capable of geting any significant results from it.
Heavy blockages within the gemstones are usually by means of clouds which can be found inside the gemstones and which might stop the transparency of the gemstones from 20% to 90%. A gemstone with a blockage of 90% is not translucent at all which is similar to an opaque gemstone, despite owned by the transparent category of the gemstones. In cases like this, you are usually in a position to see only the top of gemstone and nothing at all within it, and nothing is seen through it. This gemstone is ineffective and it will not be worn as it could only give about 10% of the consequences belonging to the earth because the radiations received by top of the surface of the gemstone are clogged by the clouds within it and therefore they aren't transmitted into the body.
As the ratio of transparency boosts, the product quality and price of the gemstone also heightens appropriately. Hence knowing about the idea of blockage in gemstones, you can make a good gemstone which comes inside your affordable cost range. A medium cost range of gemstones is well suited for most people which range may have blockages around 50% to 20% depending on versions in prices. This means these gemstones may be 50% to 80% in efficiency.
Then there are a few impurities within the translucent gemstones, which can be by means of places and lines present inside these gemstones. The lines are usually white whereas the places are usually dark and they can be extremely apt to be found even in an expensive gemstone particularly within an Emerald, because even the costly Emeralds have dark-colored or white locations or lines in them. Anyways, the blockage created by these lines and areas can again be inspected by observing the gemstones, possessing them against the backdrop where excellent light exists.
Contain the gemstone and make an effort to see inside and look out of it, and then gradually turn it in a ahead and backward activity and find out what you will get within it. Then change the medial side of the gemstone and duplicate the task again. You might be in a position to find some things which can only help you decide the grade of the gemstone. The pollutants found in the proper execution of lines and places present in the gemstone are not often very serious pollutants plus they generally prevent about 5% to 25% of the gemstone provided the locations and lines aren't within great numbers in the gemstone. Anywhere near this much amount of impurity is suitable if you are prepared to buy a gemstone within an upper medium or more price band.
The gemstones also needs to be checked for just about any types of splits they could have, which is not really a quite typical thing but it can be there in case there is some gemstones therefore it ought to be checked carefully. If you're sure a gemstone is having a split, don't buy it. It's important to notice that sometimes the inclusions in the gemstone especially in a gemstone as an Emerald can appear to be a split whereas it could actually not be considered a crack.
The primary difference between an all natural inclusion looking such as a crack and a genuine crack is the fact you can actually touch and have the split if you move your fingers on the gemstone on the region which looks damaged. However, in case there is a natural addition looking just like a crack, you won't have the ability to feel it actually although you may roll your fingertips over and over on the gemstone. Hence when a gemstone looks damaged nevertheless, you can't feel it in physical form, it isn't cracked generally in most such situations and instead, it is having some addition which is looking just like a split in the gemstone.
Concerning the Opaque gemstones particularly Pearl and Red Coral, they are really relatively cheaper and accordingly the probability of them being genuine increase already. These gemstones should be examined because of their color and luster specifically. For instance, a pearl with a combining of dark yellow color may very well be cheaper when compared to a pearl with a blending of light yellow color in it. Just as, the dullness or elegance of any Pearl and Red Coral can assist in deciding their quality.
Moving on, there are a few quality measures mounted on some particular gemstones that ought to be looked at carefully. Let's focus on the trickiest of the gemstones as it pertains to id. This gemstone is White Sapphire and it ought to be checked meticulously because of its color. A genuine White Sapphire is completely colorless and is also clear such as a crystal. You may very obviously look out of a White Sapphire. The situation while purchasing this gemstone is that lots of White Sapphires exhibited by the retailers aren't colorless though they could seem to be to be colorless at the first view.
However, as you screen them closely, you might find that there could be a hint of yellow, blue or red in the gemstone, rendering it an imperfect White Sapphire therefore it will not be bought. It ought to be noted a colorless Sapphire with a hint of Yellow in it could produce the result of White Sapphire coupled with Yellow Sapphire. Likewise, a colorless Sapphire with a hint of Blue in it could produce the result of White Sapphire coupled with Blue Sapphire. Therefore, be particular about the colour of your White Sapphire while purchasing it as the addition of a color in it could lead to the copy of energy of another entire world, combined with the energy of Venus, that it is intended.
Then there will be the gemstones like Emerald, Yellow Sapphire and Blue Sapphire which are more and more costly as their color becomes deeper and deeper. Hence these gemstones with light color should be relatively cheaper; depending on other areas of the gemstone like transparency and luster. Alternatively, a gemstone like Hessonite could become increasingly more expensive as it becomes lighter in color and especially as it shifts towards honey color.
It ought to be known that the light or dark color of a gemstone may change its price but a far more expensive color might not exactly be necessarily well suited for you. For instance, the working of Jupiter may be such in your horoscope a light colored Yellow Sapphire may be more well suited for you when compared to a dark colored Yellow Sapphire. Though a light shaded Yellow Sapphire may be relatively cheaper, this is actually the one you ought to be looking for. Hence you should keep this truth at heart that sometimes a comparatively cheaper gemstone may become more good for you.
Looking at the situation of Cat's Eyesight, the main test because of this gemstone is making sure the existence of any almost white lines over the gemstone, gives the effect of your Cat's Vision when this gemstone is organised and the hands is relocated in a semi round motion in the years ahead and backward alternately. If this collection is damaged, not present or not moving when the gemstone is migrated, the gemstone might not exactly be good in quality and you ought to consider considering another one. Alternatively, if the lines exists, it is shiny and it goes as you move the gemstone, providing you an effect as an eye is wanting to blink; this Cat's Vision is good.
There is yet another aspect called the foundation of an gemstone, which will make great dissimilarities in its prices. For example, as it pertains to Yellow Sapphire, White Sapphire or Blue Sapphire, those owned by Ceylon, Sri Lanka are believed one of the better Sapphires. Accordingly, they can be comparatively expensive. In case there is an Emerald, Brazilian Emeralds are believed one of the better ones nonetheless they are incredibly expensive. Columbian and Zambian Emeralds are also good in quality plus they land in affordable prices. In case there is Pearls, South Sea Pearls will be the best purchases whereas Red Corals from Japan or Italy will be the best ones. Burmese Rubies are believed as the best ones though they are incredibly expensive. For best results, you should ask your astrologer to recommend suited roots for your gemstones.
Though a local who doesn't know any thing about figuring out gemstones is improbable to be a specialist even after knowing each one of these factual statements about gemstones, these details can still verify very useful for a typical man while choosing his gemstones. So once you go to acquire a gemstone, look for the details stated in this section properly, to boost your chances of obtaining a good gemstone for the purchase price offered.
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