of Diamonds is proud to provide you
with the finest in gemstones as well
as the education you need to choose
a beautiful piece of jewelry. Because
gemstone quality is determined by
the following important factors, we
encourage you to take the time to
familiarize yourself to ensure that
you make a well-informed purchase.
diamonds, gemstones do not to adhere
to strict cut proportions in order
to create visual impact. A well-cut
gemstone is one that produces both
strength and uniformity of color.
beauty and impact of a gemstone is
defined by its color. This important
characteristic is an expression of
the stone's hue, saturation, and tone.
Understanding these aspects of gemstones
is the key to making a wise purchase
and Sea of Diamonds is pleased to
educate you on the important nuances
that contribute to the stunning varieties
of gemstone colors.
clarity of a gem is determined by
the number of inclusions it contains.
Because some gems are typically less
included than others and the placement
of the inclusions has a profound effect
on the value and beauty of the stone,
we have assembled this tutorial to
educate you on what degree of clarity
to expect from specific gems.
the carat weight of a gemstone can
be affected by the stone's density
as well as its size, the actual dimensions
of the stone are more significant
to the consumer. To help you select
a gemstone that meets your sizing
expectations, Sea of Diamonds provides
a wide range of gem sizes in a number
of breathtaking settings.
appearance, resilience, and availability
of a gemstone can be enhanced by a
variety of treatments. Although enhancing
gemstones is a widespread process
that has been practiced for centuries,
stones that require no enhancements
naturally have greater value than
their enhanced counterparts.
ensure that your lovely gemstone jewelry
remains stunning for years to come,
follow simple care instructions.
you contemplate the quality of a gemstone,
consider how its cut affects the overall
beauty and visual impact of the stone.
Because gemstones vary in consistency
and intensity of color as well as
number of inclusions, a skilled gem
cutter is concerned with creating
the most stunning jewel possible,
rather than the largest.
stone that has been cut to maximize
its size will often contain visible
streaks or flaws, while one that has
been carefully cut to capture the
gemstone's inherent beauty will possess
a stunning depth of color. Often a
gemstone with a greater intensity
of color is cut shallowly and one
with less color saturation is given
a deeper cut. These techniques are
used to see that the amount of light
reflected out of the stone will create
the most dynamic effect possible.
Regardless of the color, size, or
weight of a gemstone, the facets should
be symmetrical and the polish should
ensure a smooth, even glimmer.
carefully selecting gemstones with
vibrant colors as well as pristine
surface quality, Sea of Diamonds is
pleased to provide you with the very
best selection from which to choose
a beautiful piece that is sure to
become a family treasure.
seemingly limitless colors of gemstones
create a stunning and dramatic effect.
The hue, saturation, and tone all
contribute to the depth of color and
overall beauty of each gemstone.
The prevailing color of a gemstone
is referred to as its hue. Most stones
contain one dominant hue as well as
one or more underlying colors. Those
gems with the purest hues are the
most rare and valuable.
intensity of a gemstone's color is
referred to as the saturation. Jewels
with vivid color saturation exhibit
little or no gray or brown hues, which
can cause a dark or dull appearance.
Sea of Diamonds carries only the most
striking gemstones with intense color
great impact on the appearance of
a gemstone is its tone, or depth of
color. Ranging from "colorless"
to "extremely dark" stones
may vary in their transparency and
richness of color. The most beautiful
of these jewels will have a tone that
lies in the middle of this range,
offering both stunning color and a
is important to consider all of these
factors when selecting a gemstone
as they each contribute to the lasting
allure of the jewel. The variety of
gemstone jewelry available at Sea
of Diamonds makes it possible for
you to easily find a piece that will
leave her breathless.
with diamonds, the clarity of a gemstone
is determined by its number of internal
flaws (inclusions) and external flaws
(blemishes). Because specific gems
tend to have more inclusions than
others, the Gemological Institute
of America has created three colored
gemstone clarity types:
I gemstones are those that may typically
have no inclusions visible to the
naked eye. These stones may exhibit
a high degree of clarity and those
typically included in this category
are Aquamarine, Beryl (green, pink,
and yellow), Topaz and Zircon.
the minor inclusions found in this
type are potentially visible to the
unaided eye, they typically do not
detract from the overall beauty of
the gemstones. A skilled jeweler can
create a favorable cut and setting
that will enhance the loveliness of
these gemstones. In this category
you will usually find Amethyst, Garnet,
Opal, Ruby, and Sapphires of all colors.
gems included in this type, such as
Tourmaline (red) and Emerald, are
nearly always included, making nearly
flawless specimens extremely rare
and valuable. Gems of this type can
be skillfully cut and set to exhibit
a high level of beauty.
on the color of gemstone that you
are seeking, the level of clarity
that is available can vary greatly.
Understanding both the gem types and
the clarity grades is important in
choosing the best quality gemstone
that will allow you to stay within
your budget while providing you with
a cherished piece of jewelry from
Sea of Diamonds.
not only come in a wide variety of
colors, they also possess a range
of densities, making carat weight
an often misleading characteristic.
An emerald and a ruby of the same
size will have vastly different weights.
For this reason, most gemstone sizes
are expressed in diameter or length
and width measurements rather than
and clearly understanding the size
of a gemstone is crucial for selecting
a beautiful piece of jewelry. Sea
of Diamonds provides you with all
the information you need to calculate
the size of each gemstone and determine
which design is right for you.
are treatments, other than cutting
or polishing, which are performed
on natural gemstones to improve their
durability, availability, or appearance.
By enhancing a gemstone, its natural
color and stunning beauty is released,
allowing it to truly sparkle.
are several enhancement processes,
some permanent, and some temporary.
It is important to remember that the
enhancements whether heat, irradiation,
diffusion, dye, coating, filling,
bleaching, oiling or laser are utilized
to positively alter the gemstone.
Gemstone enhancement is a common practice
throughout the jewelry industry.
proper care of your gemstone jewelry
is the best way to ensure that it
stays beautiful and valuable for a
lifetime. It is important to regularly
clean your gemstones to remove the
unwanted build up caused by everyday
activities, frequently used chemicals
and beauty products. Using a gentle
detergent and soft toothbrush is an
affordable and effective way to keep
your gemstone jewelry clean.
of Diamonds takes great care to provide
jewelry in which the gemstones are
securely set. In addition, each and
every piece of jewelry sold arrives
in an attractive, secure package that
may be used for years to come to store
your precious gemstones.
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