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Collecting Prescious And Semi-Prescious Stones
By Lee MacRae
Why would anyone collect items like loose gemstones
, you ask? Well to begin with they've been sought for their beauty for many centuries. And like their higher counterpart, natural diamonds
their value increases over time. Many hobbyists love to collect and work with each and every one of the 150 varieties available. Follow along as we examine the loose gemstones
Right at the start you need to learn all you can on the wide variety of stones available. This will help you to know what you're buying so you buy the right items. Get the answer to questions like how, where and what to buy.
Number one to look at Is gemstone color. Top grade gemstones exhibit colors similar to the exact spectral color of red, orange, yellow, green, blue or violet. Muted gemstone colors or on the dark side are diminished in value.
The cut of the stone is extremely important and is used not only to appraise diamonds but you're gemstones as well. A good cut showcases the natural color of the gemstone, lessen any inclusions and show off its symmetry and proportions. One way to determine the precision in the cut is to look at how consistently it reflects the light throughout the surface of the stone. If the stone is cut on the shallow side most of this light were refracted away rather than reflecting inside. The gem appears washed out.
Another factor to look at is the clarity. This refers to the purity of the stone with no internal conclusions, internal particles or spots inside the crystal. Obviously, stones with a lack of flaws are hard to find and make your stones very valuable.
Next up are weight and size. Other than the corals and pearls gemstones are priced by the unit, carat. A carat is equal to 0.2 grams. Be aware however, that size and weight and gemstones are not the same. The density and specific gravity can differ in stones. If you have a diamond that weighs 1.00 carats, you will find a similar sized ruby or sapphire is 1.20 carats.
Collecting gemstones can be very rewarding hobby. And there is a wide range and variety in gemstones you can collect. You can start collecting gemstones like Obsidian, Tiger's-eye or Iolite for example. The varieties are nearly endless. And if you like a hands on hobby you can go hunting for raw gemstones. Just in the United States in Pennsylvania you can find Amethyst, Almandite Garnet and Pyrope Garnet, Beryl, Sunstone and Moonstone.
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Agate is mined in Brazil, Eygpt, Germany, India, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico and
the United States. Moss Agate is thought to help one become in touch with nature
. Tree Agate is said to enable introspection. It encourages one to view themself
with more clarity and see the world through a larger viewpoint.
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Jade is good fortune and good luck. Everything about this stone is good. It
promotes loyalty, financial success, synchronicity, excellent health and
anything else you can associate with love, joy, happiness and success. The green
energy promotes overall well being. Carry this always!
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