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Gemstone Engagement Rings and Promise Rings
What is the world without color? Without flowers, without the rainbow, or without beautiful gemstones, the world would be a very different place. Gemstone engagement rings are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to diamond engagement rings. Gemstone engagement rings add a brilliant splash of color and allow more individual expression then ever before. MyJewelrySource offers a beautiful selection of truly unique precious and semi-precious gemstone engagement rings and birthstone promise rings, most of which are exclusively sold here.
Tips for Choosing a Gemstone Engagement Ring
Tip #6- Green with Envy: There are so many options if she is drawn to green. You can choose from emerald, peridot, green amethyst, green tourmaline, seafoam tourmaline, tsavorite garnet, and green sapphire. The choices for green can seem overwhelming but these green gemstones are all very distinct in their look. Emeralds are the color of a beautiful lawn, a rich yet bright green. Emeralds are one of the rarest gemstones and do command a premium in price. They are also commonly with found with natural birthmarks, or inclusions, in the gemstones. Emeralds are one of the only gemstones in which it is not only common but quite acceptable to be found with inclusions. Too many inclusions can cause the stone to look unattractive and dull, but few inclusions are just fine and the rich color of the stone often masks these birthmarks. The birthmarks are unique evidence that the gemstones were created naturally, deep inside the Earth. Emeralds are generally found in smaller sizes and stones over 1 carat are considered rare. MyJewelrySouce.com has a small but very fine collection of emerald engagement rings.About Emerald: Known to bring good fortune, the emerald is said to empower its owner with foresight. Its rich green hues reflect nature and symbolize fertility, rebirth and eternal love. Legends claim wearing an emerald will strengthen the memory, increase intelligence, bestow eloquence, guard against evil spirits and reveal the truth of a lover's lover. Once a favorite of Cleopatra, emeralds are the birthstone for May and suggested gift for the thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and still symbolize the eternal promise of Spring. Emerald rates 7 1/2 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness.Enhancements: Although cutting is the most basic enhancement method necessary to display the beauty of a gemstone, there are many fascinating methods by which man has demonstrated his ability to draw maximum color, luster, clarity and brilliance from nature's earthbound treasures. A basic understanding of these enhancement techniques will add to your appreciation of the beauty, durability and value of the gemstone jewelry you already own, or plan to purchase in the future. Many sophisticated methods are currently used to enhance the clarity of emeralds. Oils, waxes, and resins are commonly used to penetrate open fissures in the stones. The enhancement is safe and permanent if an emerald is cleaned gently. You should assume that the emeralds sold at MyJewelrySource are enhanced unless stated otherwise.Buying an Emerald: Emeralds, among the rarest of gems, are almost always found with birthmarks, or inclusions. The most important factor to consider is color. The more vivid the green, the more valuable the emerald. Emeralds in sizes over 1 carat are considered to be important stones. At MyJewelrySource.com, we have looked extensively for the finest emeralds displaying the best balance of rich green color and few inclusions. We want you to constantly admire your piece of emerald jewelry so have taken great care to select gemstones that you will be proud to wear.Emerald care: Emeralds require special care. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Avoid sudden temperature changes, steaming and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Clean only with a damp cloth or soft brush with room temperature water.