April 19, 2022
Diversity is a beautiful expression created by God in his creation. If you are digging deep into the philosophy of diversification, you will know that every aspect of this world shows diversification in its unique way, like religions, customs, and traditions, climatic conditions. And the world of gemstones is not an exception to diversification. The family of gemstones exhibits a wide range of colors and they are popular for their beauty. From bright green to marvelous pink, dusky red, brilliant blues, dazzling black, pretty yellow, the elegant lavender, and so on. You may not able to count how many colors the gemstone species exhibit. Here is the List of gemstones by color: Amethyst- Stone of spiritual wisdom: It is a semi-precious stone, that falls under the quartz family. Though Amethyst is available in deep purple color, it shows different hues of colors like violet to red-violet. According to gemologists, amethyst is transparent and eye clean with no visible inclusions. Upon treatment, amethyst exhibits vitreous luster. It is a fairly hard stone with a hardness of 7.0. Emerald- The stone of new beginnings: Emerald is a precious stone that belongs to the category of the mineral beryl. Emerald is a bright green stone; it shows a range from bluish-green to green. Gemologists regard emeralds as transparent and eye-visible inclusions are commonly seen in emeralds. It is one of the hard stones having a hardness of 7.5 to 8.0. Upon polishing emerald exhibits vitreous luster. Ruby- King of gemstones: Ruby is one of the traditional stones used by the people. It is a precious stone that falls under the mineral corundum family. As a red-colored stone, it captures the eyes of the people popular for its mesmerizing beauty. It shows different tones of red ranging from pinkish-red to blood-red color. People refer to ruby as eye clean with no visible inclusions, but some exhibit streaks and inclusions that are of low quality and price. Upon polishing ruby shows vitreous lustre. It is one of the hardest gems having a hardness of 9.0. Sapphires- Stone of wisdom: Sapphire is one of the precious stones that belong to the corundum mineral family. Sapphires are not confined to a single color, it shows a wide range of colors. Generally, blue sapphires are prominent and abundant in the world of gemstones. Yellow, purple, orange, and green colored sapphires are also seen in the market. Gemologists refer to sapphire as transparent and it has inclusions normally. Upon polishing it exhibits Vitreous luster. The hardness of sapphire is 9.0. Diamond- Stone of purity and faithfulness: The diamond represents the purity and faithfulness of a person's heart. So, there is no wonder that ancient people used diamonds in wedding and engagement rings. Though white diamonds are popular in the market, diamonds are available in a variety of colors. Yellow, brown, and gray-colored diamonds are prominently seen. Blue, green, black, pink, violet, orange, purple, and red colored diamonds are not so often in the family of diamonds. Inclusions are commonly seen in diamonds that are visible only under 10 x magnification. Some diamonds are transparent and some are translucent in nature. Upon polishing diamond shows adamantine luster. Pearl - Queen of gemstones: The gemstones which were mentioned above are formed in the lap of mother earth, but this pearl is unique regarding its formation source which is animal (pearl oysters). Pearls are semi-precious stones that belong to the carbonate mineral family. Though white colored pearls are very common in the gemstone market, other colors like pink, silver, cream, brown, green, blue, black, yellow, orange, red, gold and purple are seen less often in the market. Last but not least: The gemstones described above are the most popular and widely used crystals. There are many varieties of colored gemstones which are yet to be described. Here are the remaining colored stones: Yellow-colored citrine, popular for giving success and abundance, Bright red garnet, which is nicknamed the stone of passion and creativity. A brilliant blue stone named Iolite is famous for enhancing self-motivation. Beautiful purple stone Kunzite assists its wearer to attain good fortune. Moonstone is known for different colors, that enhance mental abilities and maintain mental balance. Wonderful pink Morganite helps its wearer in stress-relieving. Multi-colored opals, known for their play of colors, Marvelous greenstone, Peridot commonly called as the stone of joy. Pink-colored stone, Rose quartz is known as the Stone of love. Many colored Spinel is known for their powers to strengthen the body. Rich purple Tanzanite is known for its rarity and healing powers. Rainbow-colored Tourmaline, which is popularly known as the stone of transmutation. Beneficial aspects of colored gemstones: Because of having high positive energies and mesmerizing beauty, colored gemstones are widely used in the fields of jewelry and healing. Colored crystals as healers: What do colored crystals mean to health and wealth? Colored gemstones are highly known for their healing crystal energies that can bring their wearer good fortune, prosperity, and wealth. These crystals are known for maintaining good physical health. Spirituality and colored gemstones: In spirituality, wearing colored gemstones opens the gates to universal positive energy and helps the wearer to access that energy. These crystals also help the wearer to communicate with spiritual beings and access guidance from them. Colored gemstones assist the wearer in peaceful meditation. Maintaining harmony in life: These crystal energies are mostly popular for maintaining balance in the wearer's life. By reducing negative emotions like anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, and mental confusion and bringing out positive emotions like self-motivation, optimistic thinking, and harmony with the relationships with other people, enhances mental skills in the wearer. Why not in beautiful jewelry? These rainbow-colored stones are most popular in the field of jewelry making. Because of having eye capturing the beauty and wonderful colors gemstones are suited for jewelry and are most admired by beauty lovers. Gemstones are available in a wide range of authentic shapes like oval, rectangle, square, and soon. Fancy shapes are not an exception in the jewelry world and shape like pear, kite, and trillion are seen in the market. Interesting facts about colored gemstones: Some of the gemstones exhibit properties that are unique and interesting. Which are as follows: Double refraction: When polarized light is passed on the crystal, then the beam of light will split into two rays, each ray goes in a different direction. This optical phenomenon is known as double refraction. Some of the gemstones that show double refraction are Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Citrine. The gemstone malachite double refraction is 0.254. Pleochroism: If the crystal is show different colors when it is viewed from different angles or planes, then the crystal is known as a pleochroic crystal. This phenomenon is called pleochroism. Some of the gemstones that exhibit pleochroism are tourmaline, iolite, and kunzite. How to spot the real crystal? In the present situation, all fields are contaminated with fraudsters. The world of gemstones is not an exception for fraudsters. You must pick the original stone from the mixture having both fake and real crystals. Here are some keys to spotting the original one: Always have the information regarding how to differentiate real from fake before purchase.Communicate with the reliable dealer, and ask him about the information regarding your gemstone, like properties, color, clarity, etc. If you can afford the money, then you can take your gemstone to a nearby jeweler and request him to perform laboratory tests. Conclusion: A colored gemstone is an apple to the eyes of beauty adorers, a solution for people having health issues, a friend who assists in success for the people who are in the fields of spirituality, career, family relations, etc.
April 19, 2022
A birthstone is communicating with you by saying" I will be your friend, companion to you. I am the best supporter throughout your life, I am here to boost your internal and external energies and I will assist you in problem-solving during the crisis." Birthstones (Gemstones by Birth Month) are also popularly known as lucky stones, which are masses of both precious and semiprecious stones that correspond to one's birth month or zodiac sign. Every birthstone is unique in its way and brings the wearer Good luck, prosperity, money, and support during many kinds of crises. Here's the list of Gemstones by Birth Month: Garnet for January: The word garnet does not refer to single species, but it is the family of gemstones that are similar in chemical structure but differ in mineral composition. Though Red garnet is the most popular one, Garnets are also available in many colors like orange, pink, green, and yellow. The hardness of garnet is 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Assists in: It is known as a protective stone, that keeps the wearer away from injury. Red garnets are famous for blood purification, in cleansing the negative energy. Amethyst for February: Amethyst stones are semi-precious ones that fall under the family of quartz. Amethyst exhibit no color in its purest form, upon treating and cutting, amethyst is available from pale to brighter purple color and shows a color range from violet to red-violet. Amethyst comes under hard stones its hardness is 7.0 on the Mohs scale. Assists in: Amethyst stones are popular for maintaining a calm mind, promoting spirituality, and also in healing physical health. Aquamarine for march: Aquamarine is a semi-precious stone that belongs to the beryl family. The name aquamarine tells you that the color is aqua blue or some even show blue-green color. Its hardness is 7.5 to 8.0 on the Mohs scale. Assist in: Some folks believe that aquamarine stone gives physical protection during sea travel. It helps in boosting the person's intellect. It is popular for its calming effect on the wearer's mind. Diamond for April: Diamonds are precious stones that are most popular in both jewelry and the land of gemstones. Most diamonds are colorless, some appear in rare red, some are brilliant blues, some are in pink, and some are in dazzling yellow. The hardness of the diamond is 10.0 on the Mohs scale. Because of their beauty, hardness, and durability, beauty lovers adore diamonds most. Assist in: Diamonds are famous for boosting positivity and confidence, bringing wealth to the wearer. It helps you to maintain good physical health and improves your spirituality. Bright Emerald for the month may: Emerald stones are precious stones that fall under the category of beryl. Emeralds are known for their bright green color and mesmerizing beauty. Some may exhibit a blue shade. Normally found with inclusions, the price will be higher for stones having fewer inclusions. The hardness of emerald is 7.5 to 8.0. Assists in : Emerald promotes health and improves the wearer's intellect by enhancing reasoning ability and creative skills. It brings prosperity and some people think that the person wearing the emerald can predict the future. Beautiful pearl for June: Pearl is the only gemstone that is formed in the animal body and comes under the family of precious stones. Most commonly found pearls are white in color while the other shows a range of colors like black, green, gold, silver, and blue. The hardness of pearl is 2.5 to 4.5. Assist in: As a symbol of purity, honesty, and wisdom pearl promotes self-confidence and creates positive energy. It helps the person to balance the wearer's emotions and maintain a calm mind. Elegant Ruby for July: Ancient Asian people considered ruby as a symbol of high esteem. They used ruby in making ornaments, armors, and scabbards. Rubies fall under the family of precious stones, available in vibrant red color. Some rubies exhibit pink shades. The hardness of ruby is 9.0 on the Mohs scale. Assist in: Ruby expresses Love, Divinity, and Courage. So, It serves as the best gift to your loved ones. It also improves cordial relationships with your family and other people around you. People think that it brings good fortune to the wearer. It helps in boosting self-confidence, and leadership qualities. Peridot for August: Peridot is one of the rare gemstones which is available in a single color that is Green. Peridot is a member of the Oblivion( silicate) group and belongs to the family of semi-precious stones. Gemologists often recommend it as the substitute for Emerald. The hardness of Peridot is 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. Assist in: It assists in cleansing the negative emotions from you. It is famous for pouring calmness and happiness into the wearer. It helps in elevating your vital strength. Dazzling Sapphires for September: Sapphires belong to the family of precious stones, adored by the people since ancient times. Blue sapphires are popular for their eye-capturing beauty in the world of gemstones. The other colors of the sapphires include yellow, purple, green, orange, black, and brown. The hardness of Sapphire is 9.0 on the Mohs scale. Assist in: People have thought that Sapphire has powerful healing properties, hence it can cure physical health. It protects the wearer from negative energies. Blue sapphire has the power to vanish misfortunes and gives the wearer the best opportunities in professional and personal life. Ancient opal for October: Opal has been used by the Roman people since 4000 B.C. Opals are unique with the mesmerizing play of colors or can say rainbow colors. Coming to colors opals exhibit colors diversity in two planes, namely background color and second is rainbow colors embedded within it. Opals are available in different colors like orange, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, and black. Among these black opals are considered the rarest gems. The hardness of opal is 5.5 to 6.5. Assists in: Opal is a fortune stone that brings good health, wealth, and prosperity to the wearer. It enhances the creative and artistic skills of a person. It assists in the proper functioning of the immune system. Citrine- the rarest for November: Citrine is a semi-precious stone that falls under the family of quartz. Citrine is popular for its mesmerizing inclusions and its transparency. Some show hues of brown and orange color. The hardness of citrine is 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Assist in: Citrine is also known as the money stone which draws money and prosperity to the wearer. It assists in building confidence and creativity. Stone of peace, Blue topaz for December: It is a semi-precious gemstone, that belongs to the Topaz mineral family. The name itself indicates it shows blue color with different saturation levels resulting in different hues like swiss blue, sky blue, and London blue. London blue has a greyish blue color, Swiss blue has a greenish-blue and sky blue shows pale blue hues. The hardness of Blue topaz is 8.0 Assist in: It helps the wearer to maintain inner peace and stability of mind. It enhances communication skills, and intellectuality. It helps in decision-making. It cures the diseases of the throat and head. The people who are born in the months of June, October, and December are lucky to have more than one birthstone! Yes, Apart from Pearl June has Alexandrite. October has a tourmaline along with opal. The month of December is famous for having three birthstones, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon along with blue topaz. Conclusion: Whether you are looking for a better future or you want to maintain a good relationship with your loved ones, or maybe you are seeking good fortune and prosperity. whatever may be a problem is, wearing Gemstones by Birth Month is the best answer to solve all these problems.
April 3, 2022
From dusky red to pale pink, from dark green to bright yellow, or Brilliant blues, dazzling black...... You will not be able to guess how many more colors of tourmaline are there in the world of gemstones. Yes! Tourmaline is the only gemstone that exhibits broad diversification in colors. Due to high or low-level variation of mineral composition tourmaline shows a wide variety of colors. Because of its wide range of colors, the tourmaline can heal spiritual, emotional, and physical problems through its enormous power. Fact sheet of tourmaline: Tourmaline is the birthstone of the month of October. Tourmaline is a hard stone, as its hardness is 7.0-7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Paraiba tourmaline is a bright blue-colored stone, which has a high copper composition. This unique feature makes this gem rarer and more expensive than diamonds. All kinds of tourmaline exhibits pleochroism, which means when you view the stone from different angles, it shows different colors. Use of tourmaline since ancient times: There is no definite speculation as to from what decade the tourmaline has been used but, there is evidence of tourmaline usage in the late 1600 or early 1700. It was first discovered by Dutch traders on the west coast of Italy. The term tourmaline was derived from the Sinhalese word turmali, this term was used by Dutch merchants to refer to the multicolored pebbles found in gem gravels of Ceylon. People previously thought that these were emerald. In 1800 scientists discovered their unique mineral composition, unlike emeralds. Ancient Egyptians believed that tourmaline stones were broken and fell from the rainbow when it is pushed up from the earth. People of Ancient Egypt strongly believe that this stone has the capability to remove defects in the nervous system, lymph glands, and blood disorders. They used Tourmaline to cure physical and emotional troubles. Know about characteristic features of tourmaline: As you know tourmaline exhibits a different range of colors, it may feel difficult to choose real tourmaline among other gemstones. Here are some points to differentiate tourmaline from others: Properties: Chemically tourmaline is a crystallized boron silicate material, having minerals such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is found in a variety of colors, due to the presence of more or less composition of minerals. Tourmaline is divided into many categories and subdivided into many more families based on color. Here are some main types: Schorl: 90% of all tourmaline stones belong to this category. These are usually black, in rare conditions tint of blue or brown may occur. The black color is because of the iron-rich composition. Elbaite: This group of stones is seen in jewelry. Because of the substitution of small chemical groups or minerals with one another, it ranges in different colors. This group includes rubellite(red to pink), indicolite(blue to green), verdilite(green), achroite(colorless). Dravite: This category has rich sodium, and magnesium content, so these stones appear in yellowish-brown or blackish brown. Liddicoatite: It is mostly identical to Elbaite, with minor changes i.e; substitution of calcium with sodium. Pink, red, green, blue, brown, and very rarely white liddicoatite are seen. Uvite: Uvite tourmaline has calcium magnesium content in higher amounts. It has a wide range of colors such as brilliant green, reddish-brown, purple, white, grey, and black. Cutting of tourmaline: A good cut is required to bring out the brightness and the best color shade from the tourmaline. cutting into crisp facets brings out the best symmetrical shape of tourmaline. The skillful cutting of tourmaline unwraps good chromatic intensity and minimizes inclusions. Clarity and shape: Normally tourmalines encapsulate liquids that surround them, which in turn modify as inclusions. Under magnification, you can see that the stones are filled with liquid or gas bubbles. However, gemologists refer to green tourmaline as eye-clean, it is devoid of inclusions. Usually, red and pink tourmalines exhibit eye-visible inclusions, which can be minimized while cutting, and some can be neglected by giving more value to color saturation. The round triangular cross-sectional shape is unique to tourmaline crystals. Apart from it, there are some other shapes like cushion shapes, pear, oval shapes, and square shapes depending on the type of cuts. Places where tourmaline is found in plenty: Tourmaline is mined all over the world. Almost all kinds of tourmaline species are found in Brazil, popularly in the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia. Apart from Brazil, they are found in Asia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Indonesia as well as in Sri Lanka and India. These stones are chiefly mined in Africa in certain areas like Tanzania, Nigeria, and Kenya. Advantages of tourmaline: Aid in stress full life: If you are immersed in multi-tasking situations and unable to enjoy life, here is the best option to enjoy is to keep black tourmaline with you. It helps in balancing, keeping the mind relaxed, and maintaining a peaceful environment. Acts as a protective shield and transmutative device: Gemologists recommend wearing black tourmaline very often, as it protects from negativity and transmutes negative energy into positive energy. Boosting up love and relationships: Gemologists advise keeping pink tourmaline near to the heart or meditating with pink tourmaline as it is the best in the activation of the heart chakra and balancing the emotions. It helps you to improve positive emotions like love, cheerfulness and you can maintain a stable relationship with family and people at working place. Enhancing your career: Gemologists often recommend you wear green tourmaline as it enhances financial growth, It helps to develop intellectual and creative abilities. Aid in curing health issues: Most gemologists suggest tourmaline in the healing process, as it acts as a stress reliever, promotes sharpness of mind, improves blood circulation, and strengthens the immune system. Fetch for the authentic one: If you are looking for the real tourmaline here are some ways to select the correct one: Choose through prismatic crystal phenomena: Tourmaline crystals show prismatic phenomena, which means it exhibits a uniform cross-section. If the stone shows uniformity in cross-section then it is the real one. Check through the striations: Tourmaline has thin grooved lines, which run lengthwise along the shaft of the gemstone. These lines are called striations. If the gemstone you are looking for, has striations, then it is an authentic one or else it is fake. Checking through laboratory testing: You can take the stone to a nearby laboratory or jeweler, ask him to perform a lab test. Methods to clean and store the tourmaline: You have to clean with warm and soapy water gently by rubbing it with a soft cotton cloth. If you are not wearing it, store it in a cool place, exposing it to heat causes alteration of color. You should wrap the stone in a soft cloth while storing it. Conclusion: If you are seeking career growth or looking for a good, stable relationship with people, or if you are having a stress-burst life here is the medicine for all your problems i.e.; keeping tourmaline with you.
April 3, 2022
The word Garnet does not belong to a single kind of gemstone. The family of garnets refers to a group of gemstones that have the same chemical structure but differ in their mineral composition. They are available in a variety of colors like orange, pink, green, and red. Out of them the red ones are most commonly found in the market. Red garnet has a great connection with the human heart. It enhances love and sexuality. It is also used in the reduction of toxins, and blood purification, and wearing this brings calmness. Fact sheet of red garnet: Red garnet is the birthstone of the month of January. The hardness of red garnet is 7.0 to 7.5 Mohs scale. The specific gravity of Almandine is 4.05 and for pyrope, it is 3.78. Red garnet is the stone of love, it is the best choice to be given to your loved ones. Red garnet usage in ancient times: The word garnet was derived from the Latin word granatum, which means pomegranate, As it has a red color that resembles the seed color of a pomegranate. Red garnet is considered one of the most popular stones which were used in ancient times by people for spiritual protection. Red garnet was greatly admired by Egyptian pharos around 3500 B.C. It was used as a decorative piece in the necklaces of pharos, as they think that it protects them from evil. They even entombed red garnet along with their dead bodies. As the centuries passed by, from 23 to 79 A.D red garnets were among the most extensively traded gemstones. In the middle ages, red garnets were regarded as the symbol of nobility. Know about the unique features of red garnet: There are many red-colored gemstones in the market of gems. If you want to distinguish it from the other red color gemstones here are some unique features that a red garnet has: Properties: Red garnet belongs to the silicate family. The chemical composition of garnet consists of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen in common to all kinds of red garnet, and some minerals may vary in the types of red garnet. Based on what types of minerals are present in red garnet, the red garnet family is further classified into two. One is an iron alumina garnet with deep red color, called Almandine. And the second one is magnesium alumina garnet with blood-red color, known as Pyrope. Both Almandine and Pyrope belong to the Nesosilicate category. Almandine: Though it is deep red in color, some of the almandine stones vary in their color intensity such as reddish-orange to red, slightly purplish red to reddish-purple. This color variation is due to the iron percentage in the stone. Deep red-colored stones are more desirable and valuable in the market. Pyrope: Though it is available in blood-red color, some stones of Pyrope have color tones such as Blood red to black-red, red, orange-red, pink, some varieties are very dark, almost black. Pyropes that are rich in mineral chromium, are liable to heat and change to green color on exposure to heat. Cutting of red garnet: Carving the stone brings out a sparkling glow and enhances the intensity of color. Both Pyrope and Almandine can be faceted and cabochon. The best cut of red garnet exhibits its maximum good looks. Clarity and shapes of red garnets: Gemologists refer to red garnets as eye-clean and transparent. For Almandine and Pyrope, there are no eye-visible inclusions. The clearer and more transparent the red garnets the more valuable they are. Polishing Almandine gives rise to a greasy to vitreous luster. Pyrope upon polishing results in greasy to vitreous luster. The most common shapes of Red garnets which are commonly found in the gemstone market are oval or ellipse shapes. The other shapes in which red garnets are available are dodecahedral and trapezohedral, these both are polyhedrons. Regions in which red garnets are found in plenty: The pyrope occurs as ultramafic rocks in the earth's mantle. Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia was regarded as Pyrope's best supplier in the world of red garnets. Apart from it, pyropes are mined in Rome, Greece, the Middle East, and Serica. The origin of Almandine is from Metamorphic Rocks in the earth's mantle. Almandine availability is abundant in Sri Lanka, especially Ceylon. So, Almandine is also referred to as Ceylon- ruby. Apart from Ceylon, the other regions which are famous for the mining of almandine include German East Africa, the United States, and Wrangell in Alaska. Know about the healing powers of red garnet: Red garnet has the power to boost up your love relationships and wearing it brings calmness. some of the advantages of red garnet are given below: Cleanses internal negativity: If you are surrounded by negative thoughts and you are yearning to get rid of it. Here is the best solution for your problem which is holding the red garnet for some time. Yes! The red garnet has the ability to cleanse and remove negative energy whether it is in the aura or it is negative emotions it removes that negative energy or negative attachments from you. Brings newness to your life: Are you tired of your daily routine, or do you want something new in your life? Wearing red garnet drags you out of the boring lifestyle. Yes, this stone can help you to look at your everyday life with a fresh and new perspective. With the aid of red garnet, you may learn new things in your life, or you may establish stable and long-lasting relationships with people. Red garnet - Handling the difficult situations: If you are landed in a crisis, whether it is a financial crisis, or if you lost all that you have like you became unemployed or family problems. Here is the best medicine to handle the crisis in your life. In this type of problematic situation, Gemologists often recommend you to keep the red garnet stone with you. It balances your emotions like anger, and depression and helps you to look at hurdles in an optimistic way. So, that you can find the solution to your problem. Last but not least: Gemologists often ask you to wear red garnet because it enhances metabolism, it has the power to cure bone and spinal disorders. It helps you to lift up your immune system and energy levels. It also plays a key role in the blood purification and detoxification process. Spot out the real one: In the world of fraudsters, it is difficult to find out the real red garnet stone from the fakes. Here are some tips to find the authentic one: By observing inclusions: According to Gemologists, red garnets are eye clean with no visible inclusions. Hence it is the best way to pick up the real one. If your garnet stone shows eye-visible inclusions, then it is a dummy or else it is the original. By observing Scratch resistance: Red garnet is a fairly hard gem. It exhibits resistance to the scratches formed by a knife blade or fingernail. If your stone shows this type of resistance then it is the original one. or it is an imitation stone. Clean and care of red garnet: You should clean the red garnet with warm and soapy water. You can rub the stone with a soft cotton cloth. For fractured stones, ultrasonic cleaning is recommended. Avoid steam cleaning. Keep away the red garnet stones from other hard stones like diamonds, ruby, and sapphire to avoid scratches. Wrap the stone in a soft cotton cloth when it is not in use. Conclusion: If you are a love seeker or looking for peace in your life or wanting to establish an everlasting relationship with the people then wearing the red garnet stone will be the best choice.
April 3, 2022
Peridot belongs to olivine (silicate), a family of ancient gemstones. It is one of the rare gemstones, available in a single color that is green. However, the intensity of the color varies according to the composition of iron. Gemologists recommend this stone in the place of emerald as it helps in the elevation of vital strength, and drives calmness and happiness into the wearer. Fact sheet of peridot: Peridot is the birthstone of the month of August. Its specific gravity is 3.22 to 3.45, which increases with an increase in iron content. Its hardness is 6.5 to 7. Hardness increases with an increase in magnesium content. Exposing peridot to rapid or uneven heat leads to fracture of peridot. Know about the past of peridot: There are no definite opinions as to where the name peridot is derived from but, most people accept that peridot is derived from the Arabic word faridat, which means gem. However, some people believe that it is derived from the Greek word peridona, conveys the meaning of giving plenty, and some argue that it is originated from the French word peridot means Gold. The Stones were widely famous in Egypt around the year 1500 B.C. available on Topaz Island near the red sea. The people of Egypt kept these stones secret. These stones were obscured by the fall of the Egyptian empire. It is rediscovered in the year 1906. Ancient Egyptians used to wear this stone, and they believed it draws away dark and evil. Ancient Greeks think that keeping this stone would bring them good luck and prosperity. How to distinguish peridot from other gemstones? If you are looking to purchase Peridot stone, you should know about its unique characteristic features, here are some: Properties: Peridot is one of the few gemstones, which appears in a single color that is olive green. The color intensity varies according to the composition of iron from yellowish green to brownish green and in some cases dark-toned pure green. The intensity of the color increases as the percentage of iron increases. Apart from iron it also contains olivine, silicate, magnesium, and oxygen. Cut, shape, and clarity: Gem Cutter Will Cut the Peridot according To Customer needs to form different shapes. Out of various types of cuts, table and step cuts are very popular, as well as they can be cut via unconventional checkerboards cuts. Some other cuts are mixed cuts and fantasy cuts, brilliant cuts, concave cuts, etc. Shapes: Peridot can be found in many shapes including fancies and traditional rounds, ovals, emerald cut (octagon), marquise, trillion, and cushions. Clarity: According to gemologists, peridot exhibits excellent transparency. Eye clean specimens are abundant. Larger stones appear slightly cloudy due to the presence of inclusions and impurities. When peridot is cut and polished it turns into attractive, greasy, and vitreous luster. Know about the abundant regions of Peridot: Unlike other gemstones, Peridot is formed in the earth’s deeper mantle region. These are brought up to the surface by volcanic activity, and occur in igneous rocks. The main source of peridot is the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. some other parts of the world capable of sourcing Peridot are Arkansas, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. Beneficial aspects of the stone Peridot: Transition in everyday life: Gemologists recommend carrying this stone as it brings transition in your life and helps you to adapt to the transition. Normally you may face two types of situations, positive and uninvited (negative). Wearing peridot helps you to appreciate the good ones and forget about the bad experiences. Peridot helps you to move on to the future and let go of the past experience. Ease negative emotions: Keeping peridot with you helps you to wipe away negative emotions like jealousy, and anger from you. So gemologists ask you to keep peridot with you as it washes off all kinds of ill emotions, so you can concentrate on your work and move on. Bring balance into your life: Doing multitasking jobs has become quite common these days, resulting in stress and lack of concentration. If you are surrounded by this kind of brain fog gemologists advise you to have peridot with you, as it helps you to elevate your concentration and help you to prioritize your to-do lists tasks in a systematic manner, and balance the thing in life. Making your desires come true: Meditating by holding peridot stone in your hands brings the positive energy of higher vibration into your aura, making your aura stronger. And also activates the heart chakra and solar plexus chakra and enhances the connection between the two. Thereby you can tune to the heart chakra, bringing the desire out. With the help of the solar plexus chakra, you can take the right action at the correct time, resulting in your desire coming true. Aid during financial problems: It is the best option to get rid of financial problems. As keeping peridot attracts money to you, favors you good fortune and prosperity. Physical health improvement: Peridot helps in curing ulcers and stomach problems. It aids in removing body pain. It can improve the digestion process and enhance nutrient assimilation. Selection of authentic one: Gemstone markets have both fake and real gemstones. It depends on the intelligence of the purchaser, whether he/she buys a real one or a fake. In the present age, everyone can acquire knowledge about authentic gemstones. Here are some ways to find the original peridot among fake ones. Test based on color: True Peridot Stones are olive green and yellowish-green. Fake ones too have the same color. If you want to buy real stone first you have to examine it under the light of a torch and natural light. True Stone does not change color elsewhere, but the color intensity of duplicate one changes from light to dark or vice versa. Double refraction test: Normally peridots exhibit a double refraction phenomenon. In this test, you should hold peridot against light, and you should look with a magnifying lens, resulting in the splitting of single light into two, known as double refraction. If the light splits into two then it is the original, if not it is fake. Lab testing: Here is an excellent to point out the real one. If you can afford some amount of money, you can approach to nearby laboratory or jeweler and ask him to test the stone. Way to clean and store: You can clean peridot with warm and soapy water, by rubbing with strongly woven microfiber or with a soft cloth. You should not clean with ultrasonic and steam cleaners. It can be stored at normal temperature, exposure to high temperature, and acids damage the composition. It should be packed in separate cloth to avoid scratching. Conclusion: If you are looking for excellent growth in your life, keeping peridot is the best option. It brings good fortune and prosperity into your life and life of your loved ones.
April 3, 2022
Amethyst crystals are semi-precious ones belonging to the quartz family in the world of gemstones. The word amethyst is derived from the Greek word amethustos, which means not drunk. People often wear these stones, as it is highly effective in protection, healing, and purification. Carrying these stones results in the elevation of spiritual wisdom. It is used in the making of different kinds of jewelry. Fact about amethyst: Amethyst is the official gemstone of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is the state gemstone of South Carolina in the United States. The hardness of amethyst is 7. It comes under the category of hard stones. Amethyst is the birthstone of the month of February. Ancient Greeks used this stone as decoration for wine goblets to avoid drunkenness. What does amethyst historically mean? In overall history, amethyst was linked with numerous legends, and myths. It is widely used by people around 2000 B.C. Ancient Romans and Greeks had an opinion that it resists the intoxication of Bacchus ( Greek wine God), and helps the wearer to maintain clarity of mind, and hyper-intelligence. Ancient Egyptians believed that these stones protect them from fear and guilt. Kings of Egypt used them in carvings of their tombs and as a tool to repulse witchcraft. Know about the distinguishing features of amethyst? If you are looking for characteristics of amethyst, to discriminate it from other gemstones here are some to study. Amethyst comes in a wide range of shapes and colors based on its chemical composition and unique gem cutting. Amethyst exhibits colorlessness in its purest form and shows a variety of colors based on iron composition such as violet to red-violet, purple. It is due to the substitution of iron for silicon in its chemical structure. Amethyst color changes from reddish-violet or bluish-violet to yellow-orange, yellow-brown, or dark brownish. Generally, amethyst stones are available in different shapes and cutting. Most commonly available in round, oval, pear, octagon, square, marquise, trillion, and heart-shaped cutting. This is done by hand or by automatic gem cutter. They are normally cut into faceted stones, cabochons, rose-cut cabochons, and concave facets. Coming to clarity, gemologists refer to amethyst as eye-clean. That means the fewer inclusions better the quality of amethyst. Obtainability of amethyst: Different parts of the world are capable of producing amethyst stones. The Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil is famous for the production of amethyst stones in abundance. Apart from Brazil Uruguay, South Korea, Russia, the United States, and South India are known for amethyst to bring out to the public. Zambia is one of the largest amethyst producers all over the world, with 1000 tonnes annually. Benefits of amethyst in the present age Importance of amethyst in modern healing: Amethyst has greater significance in the Family of medicine (excluding allopathy). People who cure through Ayurveda, who practices reiki, and crystal healers frequently use amethyst in the healing process. Amethyst enhances your physical performance to an optimal level by stimulating endocrine glands to release hormones. Amethyst has been used in the treatment of arthritis for hundreds of years and recorded its excellent results. Amethyst is regarded as the best choice to calm and balance the neural impulses in the brain. Amethyst is often utilized as a remedy to cure headaches, migraine, and nervous tensions. Folk believes that it can be used in treating immune disorders, insomnia, digestive problems, etc. Promoting spirituality: If you are looking to improve your spiritual abilities you are at the right place. Here is the finest way to enhance. The modern-day environment puts you in the land of challenges resulting in brain fog. You can keep amethyst with you so that it can reduce brain fog and helps to maintain a calm and peaceful mind. Amethyst meditation induces the activation of agna chakra and crown chakra resulting in the awakening of the third eye, which facilitates strengthing of intuitive abilities, connecting to spirits, and spiritual guides around us. Meditating with amethyst helps you get rid of enslavement to worldly issues, addiction to something like emotions, objects, etc. It washes off negative thoughts in your mind and fills it with optimistic ideas. Last but not least: Amethyst crystals are not only confined to physical, emotional, and spiritual spheres, but also in beauty (skincare). Yes, you can use amethyst to remove dead skin, which results in exposure to brighter skin cells. It is also used to oxygenate the skin and also as a moisturizer. Pick out the real one: In the world of the business market, falsehood is a common issue. You will end up confused about choosing real amethyst over a synthetic one. You must make sure that you are purchasing the authentic one. Here are some ways to get an original amethyst stone. Check the color zoning and imperfections- Normally real gemstones strongly have an uneven distribution of color, known as color zoning. Real amethyst has imperfections such as scratches, formed during the cut. Amethyst exhibits both color zoning and imperfectness, which are remarkable features to differentiate the original from a fake. Testing the specific gravity- Original amethyst specific gravity is 2.65. By testing specific gravity you can easily understand is it real or fake. You can follow the steps to test Take a beaker and measure its weight. Fill the beaker partially with water, and measure the weight again. Drop the amethyst stone into the water, resulting in a rise in water. Note the rising water level. Weigh the beaker along with raised water level. Subtract this with the original beaker weight. The resultant value should be divided by the rise in water level to get specific gravity. Checking through scratch resistance: It is a simple route to catch up with the original amethyst stone. As it is a hard stone, Real amethyst exhibits resistance to scratches when you try to scratch it gently with a fingernail, or knife blade your amethyst must not show any scratches, if not it is fake. Checking through laboratory testing: Here is a wonderful way to test the originality of amethyst. You can take the stone to a nearby jeweler, and ask him to perform a lab test. How to clean and store: You can wash it with warm soapy water. Remember to clean all the dirt gently with the help of special jewelry cleaning cloths. Keeping away amethyst from more hardness stones like diamonds, sapphire, and ruby results in avoiding scratches on amethyst. You must note that amethyst must not be exposed to heat, doing so, and causes permanent detriment to color. Conclusion: Whether your required field is medicine or spirituality, the beauty here is the best solution for you on your path. Yes, amethyst helps you to solve your problems and reach higher levels in your life.
February 10, 2022
Introduction: Iolite is a violet or blue-colored semi-precious stone, which belongs to the cordierite mineral species. Gemologists consider it an astrological substitute for blue sapphire. It has the unique characteristic feature of pleochroism, unlike other gemstones. It plays a key role in promoting inner intuition and in healing physical problems. It aids in the improvement of your self-confidence. Fact Sheet Of The Gemstone Iolite: Iolite is the birthstone of the month of September. Iolite is a moderately hard stone with a hardness of 7.0 - 7.5 on the Mohs scale. There is a belief that iolite has a power that can make you travel in astral planes during sleep and enhances the ability to remember your astral travel in a physical state. The specific gravity of iolite is 2.61 and the refractive index is 1.55 – 1.62. In what way did ancient people use Iolite? The word Iolite is derived from the Greek word ios meaning violet. Viking marine navigators were recorded as the first persons who used iolite stone as a polarising filter. They used iolite crystal to know the exact position of the sun on cloudy days and travel their way safely on Oceans. So, it is regarded as a Viking compass. Talisman of iolite was very popular in times of behind. There is proof that 18th European people used iolite in their jewelry. Though Iolite is the stone that people have been using ever since hundreds of years, American geologist, W. Dan Hausal is credited with rediscovering iolite in the modern age. The rediscovery of a larger quantity of iolite in the area called Palmer creek in Wyoming (USA) by Dan Hausal was the first recorded evidence in the current age. How do distinguish Iolite from other stones? Properties: Iolite falls into a family of cordierite, which is magnesium iron aluminum cyclosilicate mineral. Naturally light to dark blue or violet-colored stones is abundant. Uncommonly iolite shows a range of color shades like yellow, gray, green, or brown. The unique feature that separates it from other stones is trichroic pleochroism (you can see the stone in three different colors when you view it from three different angles). As the color intensity of stone increases so does its value. Iolite cut and shape: Proper carving of iolite by a skillful gem cutter, turns it into the best. Typically iolite is given a step-cut to bring out a darker tone. Windowed or shallow-cut are also chosen to carve iolite to reduce its deep shade. Commonly iolite is available in standard forms like oval, round, square, rectangle, and pear and also available in fancy forms. Iolite clarity: Iolite stones are somewhat opaque in clarity, Normally it is transparent to translucent in terms of clarity. The skillfully carved and polished stone can be transparent and eye-clean but seen rarely. Performing deep cut alters transparency, as a result, the stone turns opaque. Almost all iolite stones exhibit eye-visible inclusions which are very common in larger stones. After carving and polishing it turns into oily, vitreous luster. Places that have abundant iolite deposits: There are numerous places where iolite gemstones are available around the world. India is the major source of iolite stones and some places which are known for the origin of iolite include Australia (Northern Territory), Brazil, Canada (Yellowknife), Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania and the United States, including Wyoming and Connecticut. Healing and beneficial aspects of iolite: Gemologists often regard this stone as the stone of inner wisdom and guidance. Here are some benefits you can get while connecting with iolite. Provokes in intuition: Iolite has the capability to activate the third eye chakra, resulting in the awakening of intuition (Inner wisdom or inner voice of a person). It activates and promotes the connection of your constitution and your inner wisdom, thereby enhancing your growth to greater heights. Aids in recollecting dreams: As you know that dreams reveal your problems and you can have solutions to problems. Dreams often manifest your life purpose, the way to achieve it. Iolite is known for its excellent power in connecting you to the dream world. It also helps in remembering your dreams after sleep, leading to your desires and purpose coming true. Acceptance and decision making: If you are surrounded by difficult situations, looking to get rid of struggling here is the best solution that is to wear iolite. It helps you to accept the situation as it is and provokes your inner voice, which gives guidance in decision-making. Assist in curing of physical health: Iolite not only awakens intuition but also assists you to solve your health issues. It plays a key role in reducing fat deposits in the body. It aids in the detoxification process, improves regeneration of the liver, supports the respiratory system, and enhances the activity of the pituitary gland. How to pick out the correct one? If you are willing to purchase iolite, caution should be kept in mind that you should not fall into the hands of fraudsters. Some simple ways to pick out the real ones from the fake ones are given below. Checking through scratch resistance: Iolite typically comes under the family of hard stones ( as its hardness is 7.0 to 7.5). It generally shows resistance to scratches. If you scratch iolite with a fingernail or knife blade it should not show any kind of scratches. If it shows it is not an authentic one. Checking through trichroism: Trichroism is the unique feature of iolite. That means you can see it in three different while viewing it from three different angles. Fake iolites are devoid of this feature. So if your iolite is exhibiting trichroism it is the original or else it is not the real one. Last but not least: If you can afford the money, you can take iolite to a nearby jeweler and request him to perform the laboratory tests. The properties like specific gravity and refractive index are unique for the authentic iolite. You can also approach reliable dealers, and communicate with them, by asking about information about iolite, and lab report certificates while purchasing iolite. Process of cleaning and storing iolite: Though iolite is a moderately hard stone, you cannot expose it to heat or detergents while cleaning it. Here are some ways regarding cleaning and storing iolite. Do not expose iolite to extreme temperature and heat, doing so damages the iolite. It is not advised to use steam boiling and cleaning through ultrasonic methods. You can gently wash it with warm water and use mild soap. You can clean it with a brush or soft cloth. Care should be taken that when it is not used it should be wrapped in a soft cloth as it is fairly hard. Conclusion: If you are a seeker of your inner wisdom, longing to cure your health issues, and need to overcome struggling situations in life, what may be the problem there is one perfect solution that is keeping iolite with you.
February 3, 2022
Citrine gemstone is a semi-precious stone, belonging to the quartz (silicon dioxide) family. The word citrine is derived from the Latin word citrina meaning lemon. It is a transparent yellow-colored stone that commonly comes under the category of sunstone, (believed that it draws energy from the sun). People often trust that citrine enhances clarity in decision making, improves self-confidence. It also improves blood circulation and detoxifies your body. Fact sheet of Citrine Gemstone: Citrine is the birthstone of the month of November.Citrine is a relatively durable stone with a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.Ametrine, commonly known as bolivianite, is a natural gem produced with the mixing of amethyst and citrine. Citrine has a specific gravity of 2.66 and a refractive index of 1.544 to 1.553. Know about the historical significance of citrine: Primitive people of Greece were known for the first usage of the stone citrine. There is evidence that people used citrine as a decorative piece during the Hellenistic age( around 1500 B.C TO 300 B.C).In the 17 th century, Scottish people used citrine as a garnishing item for their daggers and swords. Ancient Romans think that citrine presence can wash off the evil forces, people of other civilizations feel that it is the symbol of prosperity. In the modern era German mineralogist named Friedrich Mohs was regarded as the first person to rediscover the stone citrine in 1812. What are the unique features of citrine? If you are looking forward to buying citrine, you must know about the minimum characteristic features of citrine. Some of them are listed below: Properties: Citrine is categorized in the family of quartz (silica mineral quartz). It is known for its transparency, attractive golden yellow color, and rarest gemstone among others. It is chemically known as silicon dioxide. The yellow color of citrine is due to iron impurities in the form of hydrous iron oxide. Apart from iron, it has aluminum. Upon heating, citrine changes its color from yellow to orange red. Cut and shape: Citrine is normally faceted because of its wonderful transparency. Carving in a proper manner gives citrine an attractive appearance. The custom cut is the most popular one among cuts, apart from it there are other cuts like brilliant cuts, step cuts, fancy cuts, etc. The most common shapes of citrine include emerald, princess, radiant, Magna, oval, trillion, square and baguette. Clarity of citrine: Gemologists consider citrine as a vitreous luster and it is best known for its wonderful transparency. Eye clean with lemon yellow-color, with no color zoning citrine is the most abundant and authentic one. Apart from it, stone with golden hue containing orange flashes inside is regarded as the best. Where does the citrine come from? Not all places of the world are capable of generating natural citrine. Natural Citrine is rare and semi precious stone comes from the Ural Mountains of Russia, Madagascar. Brazil is also a one of the leading producer of citrine. Apart from the above citrine is available in the lands of Myanmar, the USA, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. What does citrine do in daily life? Citrine is regarded as a priceless superstar, because of its uniquely high-level positive energy. Here are some beneficial features of citrine: Citrine as the energy booster: Are you feeling fatigue (physical and mental) in your day-to-day life? Are you looking to get rid of this fatigue? Here is the best solution to your problem. Carrying citrine with you supplies you with energy in energy-lacking conditions. Build up confidence and creativity: As the source of high energy, citrine activates the solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, the third eye chakra. Working on these three chakras brings out hidden creativity and improves self-confidence. Helps in decision making: Gemologists often advise carrying citrine as it reduces confusion, promotes mental clarity and helps you to make clear and correct decisions. So you can achieve greater heights in your life. Citrine- money stone: If you are experiencing money lacking situation, here is the greatest solution to attract money. Gemologists recommend you to wear citrine as it attracts money and brings you prosperity. Asset in physical health: The power of citrine nullifies kidney and bladder infections, improves blood circulation, and promotes digestion. Citrine also assists in the detoxification process of the body. Know how to spot the authentic citrine: If you are looking to purchase a citrine stone, you mustn't entangled with fraudsters. It is necessary to choose the right one. Here are some ways to choose the authentic citrine among the fake ones. Checking through hardness of citrine: The hardness of citrine is 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. That means it is resistant to scratches formed by objects which have lesser hardness than citrine. If you try to scratch citrine with a fingernail or knife blade, it should be scratch-resistant. If not it is a dummy. Checking through clarity: Gemologists refer to citrine as transparent and eye-clean. If there are imperfections or inclusions your stone is a dummy. If it is clear it is the authentic one. Avoid the stone with gas bubbles: There is a chance of getting synthetic citrine, which is formed by the yellow-colored glass. The synthetic citrine has gas bubbles and it's not clear. If your citrine shows gas bubbles then it is not the original one. Last but not least: If you can afford the money, you can take your citrine to a nearby jeweler and request him to perform a lab test to know whether the citrine is original or not. You can also approach reliable dealers and communicate with them about the quality of citrine and ask them about lab test reports of citrine while purchasing it. How to Clean Citrine? Do not expose citrine to high temperature or heat, doing so causes the discolouration of citrine. Store it at normal temperature, wrap the citrine with a soft cotton cloth to avoid scratching. Clean the citrine stone with warm and soapy water by rubbing with tightly woven microfiber or with a soft cloth. Conclusion: If you are looking for growth in your career, want to master your mental insecurities, or wish for better financial growth, need to improve your physical health whatever may be the problem, there is one wonderful solution i.e; wearing or keeping citrine with you.