How to buy colored gemstones?
If we decide to buy gemstones, it is only from proven and reliable specialist companies in the field of gemology (learning about gemstones), whose experience and expertise will be your guarantee, that the stone being purchased is actually a colored gemstone, and its price reflects the properties it possesses, constituting the basis for the valuation of the stone. Why?
Stone is not equal to stone
Colorful gemstones (gemma) they gained popularity mainly due to their use in jewelry, because for centuries they have been used to decorate such unusual items, as well as making fancy and awe-inspiring jewelry. People have been under their spell since antiquity. All precious stones belong to them, except for diamonds, so well-known rubies, sapphires, emeralds and topazes, as well as the less popular and widespread alexandrites, tanzanity, tourmaline, akwamaryny, morganites or heliodores.
The first thing you should do when purchasing colored gemstones is to make sure, that the stone purchased is indeed classified as a natural gemstone. There is a fear, that it will be a synthetically produced stone, or worse, merely a natural or artificial ornamental stone. It is virtually impossible for a layman to distinguish and classify them. Synthetic precious stones are equivalents of, for example, emeralds or alexandrites, however, produced by the production process of their extraction in the laboratory. So the fact may be a big disappointment, that the acquired stone did not arise over the centuries, natural processes, and it is only the result of a laboratory synthesis of mineral resources, which is only worth a fraction of the regulated price. Because due to the specificity of the matter, trade in precious stones is particularly exposed to unethical behavior, their purchase may end up even more surprising. Dishonest sellers may, under the banner of precious stones, offer expensive purchases of a more common decorative stone or artificial stone., that is, a stone that has no reflection in nature, which was produced artificially by man.
Assessment of color and saturation
Therefore, a random merchant is unable to classify and accurately assess the value of a particular gem, and thus appropriately allocate your capital during the purchase. Nay, it is also very difficult for experienced experts without specialized equipment and the use of the most modern technologies. It is the careful analysis of each stone that allows you to determine their price, which is closely related to their properties, including, of course, with scales. Interestingly, however, it is not the decisive factor in their case. Four factors determine their potential to a much greater extent, i.e.. processing and origin, no blemishes - cleanliness, light reflection on the surface and the most important parameter - color and its saturation (also the clarity of the stone). Due to the different places and conditions of gemm formation, they also have different colors, as is the case with sapphires, for example, which cover the entire spectrum of shades of blue and blues, defined as a reflection of the color of the water, sky or with a specific color indication - royal or the most appreciated cashmere. The cleanliness of the stone, however, it is an indication of the degree of his faults, like blemishes or other types of contamination. Here the gamma is divided into pure categories, containing slight imperfections and having small ones, medium and large (disqualifying) distortions and contamination. Of course, some defects can be removed by applying an appropriate grinding (it is not naturally necessary - raw stones are also available for sale), which, as far as possible, tries to bring out the character of each stone and correct its imperfections. Two types of cut are used as standard - the so-called faceted, that is, having the well-known e.g.. with the surface of the diamond the edges, and a cabochon without sharp edges and walls, with an oval appearance. Regardless of the type of grinding used, it can be performed better or worse, so its correctness is assessed on a scale from one to ten, wherein 1 reflects the exquisite workmanship, a 10 moderate grinding. The appropriate cut is determined by the last factor affecting the price of colored gemstones, their reflectiveness, that is, the ability to reflect light. The relationship is simple, what a stone sparkles better - it reflects light to a greater degree (which is determined by the percentage of reflection), the more beautiful it is, and therefore more expensive.
A reliable source of safe investments
The complexity of issues related to the assessment of the color properties of gemstones and the price determined by them causes, that the average non-gemmologist merchant, it is not able to identify or the naturalness of the mineral, nor properly systematize even the most basic factors influencing its value. The purchase of one stone may be associated with an investment of a dozen or so zlotys to several hundred thousand dollars, therefore, such a responsible financial decision should not be taken lightly. Therefore, the only correct source of obtaining colored gemstones is a company specialized in this field, which has both the right specialists with many years of experience and knowledge, as well as with the right technologies and instrumentation allowing for a reliable stone expertise. Finalizing the purchase from a qualified person, proven, a reliable and reliable broker will also be a guarantor of this, that the stones you buy will come from a legal source. Only the purchase of this type of stones will be an excellent and safe investment, which will bring the expected and considerable profits.