Diamonds Color Stones Pearls


Although sapphires in nature come in all colors of the rainbow, the first picture that comes to one’s mind when they hear the word is that of the blue sapphire. These gemstones vary in hues from very light to very dark blue and they symbolize faith, sincerity and honesty. Almost 99% of all sapphires undergo some kind of treatment to optimize their color or clarity. This is the reason why the natural blue sapphire free from any human treatment is exceptionally pricey. For the purchase of a precious colored stone, the consumer must have absolute trust in the jewelry shop of their choice, since there is an extensive variety of prices and quality depending on the color, clarity and origin of the gemstone.


The deep-red of the ruby symbolizes strength, passion, intensity and wisdom. Several ancient cultures believed that ruby held the power of life due to its blood-red color. It has been since considered the king of colored gemstones and is the most expensive stone by carat, second only to the diamond. There are three ruby quality categories in the market: commercial, good and fine quality depending on color, clarity and treatment and the price scale is determined accordingly. The most important characteristic of the ruby is its color which is what makes it a desirable gemstone.


A gemologist will classify a gemstone in the emerald category only when it has a very particular color that is not light green, neither yellowish green nor blue – green. Stones of such colors belong to another separate gemstone category called “beryl”, quite often sold as emeralds while they are not. Emerald is a precious stone whose value and price is determined by its color. They quite often have inclusions and this is a fact that should raise doubts in cases of stones that appear flawless. The emerald is so special that has lent its name to the green color regardless of reference, while there is a separate particular method of gem cutting the so-called emerald cut.