Know Everything About How Gemstones Get Their Colors
And What Makes Them More Valuable
The colors of
the gemstones are what make them look so dazzling and alluring. The
most dazzling gemstones are the precious stones. Emeralds, rubies and
sapphires are known primarily for their bright green, red and blue
colors. While sapphire is also available in colors like pink, green
and yellow. Nevertheless, all gemstones have beautiful colors, which
increase their exquisiteness. For instance, pearls are white, pink,
red, aquamarine is bluish green, amethyst is purple, garnets are
green, red, purple, and topaz is yellow and orange in color. Gems
also come in different shades of colors, like blue, green or red.
You can choose
your gemstone according to the color you like. The deepest or richest
colors are the most valuable and expensive stones. Emeralds
have different shades of green, but the most popular shade is the
bluish green, which is the richest color. Sapphires
too are found in pink, green, yellow and different shades of blue.
However, the rich blue color is the most valuable and popular stone. Rubies
are also found in different shades of red, while the color known, as
"pigeon's blood" is the darkest and richest red available,
which is very powerful. This deep red ruby is mined only in Myanmar.
stones are found in mines, they do not look as attractive as they
should be. Stones are usually polished, carved and cut into different
shapes and sizes for it to acquire its beauty. According to the
polish of the stone, the value increases.
It is a common
notion that the deeper and richer the color of the stone, the more
precious and valuable it is. For instance, bright white pearls, green
garnets, royal purple amethysts, yellow topaz, deep red corals are
the most precious and valuable gem stones existing. A lighter colored
gemstone, like a light green garnet isn't as precious as a parrot
It is very
difficult to obtain the richest color of a stone, as they are very
rare. Thus most of the people settle with lighter colors, as they are
easily available and very affordable. These days, people prefer a
lighter garnet, or a lighter purple amethyst, as it is next to
impossible to afford or find the "perfect" green or purple.
As long as the gemstone is powerful and attractive people are content.
However, it is
strange that diamond, which is the most expensive and exquisite
gemstone, is valued by how colorless it is. Diamonds are rated
according to their shine, and neutral color. If the diamond is white
or pale pink, it is regarded as a low grade diamond. But if the
diamond is known as a pink
diamond, or a canary diamond then it is considered worthy. The
most high priced diamonds are oddly, colorless.