What’s the first thing that comes to your mind with you think about rings? It’s the gemstone on the ring, right? Gemstones are the corner stone of a ring. The shear amount of gemstones can blow your mind, but you should know a little bit about gemstones before you purchase a ring that includes them.
Gemstones are made up of different minerals from the earth. Some can be found in only one area of the world, whereas others can be found almost anywhere. For example, diamonds can be found in most countries. However, North Carolina is the only place in the United States where you can find emeralds. You can also find them in Brazil, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Russia, but they are harder to locate in the mines.
There are many gemstones that can be used in rings. Just because they don’t cost a lot of money, doesn’t mean they don’t hold value. There is emotional value to most gemstones. Birthstones are one of the most common gemstone rings you can find, however, finding the right ring with your birthstone may be harder than you think.
Gemstones come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and size. They can be set in gold, silver, white gold, or even platinum. Choosing the right ring with the right gemstone takes some time. If you have more designs to choose from, it makes your choice easier. You can choose from garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby, sapphire, opal, jade, onyx, and topaz, just to name a few gemstones.
You can even go to some countries and mine your own gemstones. North Carolina has an emerald mine you can visit and, if you’re lucky, you can find one big enough to fit the ring design of your choice. You can also pan for gold for your ring. However, you do need to know what to look for because gemstones can be created in laboratories these days.
Since gemstones are created in nature with different types of mineral, they same minerals can be combined in a laboratory, with the same high pressure and heat. They look identical to natural gemstones in color, hardness, and composition. However, the difference is in the flaws. All natural gemstones have flaw or inclusions, as they are called. Lab created gemstones don’t have inclusions or flaws. Sometimes they are made to look like a gemstone, so the owner can wear them instead of the real jewel. Sometimes insurance company demand a certain gemstone has a lab created look-alike in case of a thief.
When looking for a gemstone for a ring you want, only purchase from a reputable company dealing in gemstones. It is possible to buy a gemstone created in a lab, although the company says it’s real. It’s the flaws in the gemstone that make them valuable, whereas the lab created gemstone doesn’t have any flaws, but are sold as flawless gemstones.
Gemstone rings from the online jeweler ApplesofGold.com has some of the best gemstones with excellent designs in rings. You can find your birthstone, a mother ring, and other types of jewelry with gemstones. They are all Mother Nature made and are of the highest grade. Their ethics is also of the highest standard. When you decide to purchase a gemstone ring, your best choice is Apples of Gold.
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