There are many varieties of precious gemstones that are worn for many different reasons. Some people choose to wear the gemstone that corresponds to their birth month. Other people wear them because of their brilliance and shine.
Some of the most precious stones that can be worn as jewelry are diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The diamond is the most popular and most expensive of all the gems. You can find diamonds that are man made but they are not as beautiful and special as the natural gems. A diamond’s beauty is enhanced by the cut of the stone.
When you are selecting your diamond you will want to consider the color, cut and clarity of the stone before you purchase. The carat weight of the stone is also taken into consideration when you are choosing a diamond. There are also colored diamonds that come in blue, red, green and orange. These are extremely rare and are very expensive.
The emerald is another popular choice of gemstone. Many people in ancient times thought that the emerald had the ability to heal diseases. It is well known throughout history for its beauty and brilliance. When you are purchasing a flawless emerald you can expect to pay a cost that is quite high.
The ruby is the stone of choice for those who love red. You can find some variations in the red shade when you are selecting a ruby. The deeper the color the more rare and expensive it will be. You should make sure that you are getting actual rubies when you are shopping. There are some stones that are sold that are not actually rubies.
The balas ruby, bohemian ruby, cape ruby, Siberian ruby, Rocky Mountain, Montana and American ruby are some of the stones that are sold that are not actually rubies. Some of these are different gemstones like quartz, garnets and tourmaline.
Another precious stone that you can purchase is the beautifully blue sapphire. They generally come in a deep blue color that is absolutely gorgeous. They can also be found in a yellow or white color. They generally come from Sri Lanka, but they are also found in China, Afghanistan, India, Soviet Union, Australia, Thailand and the U.S.
These stones are widely known and very popular all over the world. There have been advancements in technology that have made it possible to create man made versions of these gems, but the truly precious ones are the ones that are found naturally.
These fabulous gemstones are also birthstones for the months of the calendar. The diamond is the birthstone for April. May has emeralds as its birthstone and July has rubies. Sapphires are for the month of September.
You can find beautiful gemstones in a variety of locations. They are wonderful gifts for loved ones or even for yourself.