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Beautiful Gemstone Rings

Updated on December 4, 2012

Gemstone Ring

Gemstone Rings

I just love gemstone rings. Some of the gemstones available nowadays are absolutely beautiful and deserve a hub of their own here. The 10k Gold Genuine Oval Topaz and Diamond Ring in White Gold is one of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen. Coming with a free lifetime warranty, gift card and gift bag, anyone would be delighted to receive this ring as a gift. No matter what you wear with it, you will feel life royalty wearing this ring.

This gemstone ring is actually made from mystic topaz which is described fully below. I've got to say it is one of the most beautiful gemstone rings I have ever set eyes on.

It glitters in all the attractive colors of the rainbow, and any woman would love to have this ring on her finger. It isn't even that expensive and so is affordable as well as fantastic looking. Any woman who turns up her nose at this ring for not being a diamond or whatever needs her head looking at, because I would never not receive this as a gift and not have my head turned.

Gemstone rings as a gift say something really special to the woman in your life. Buy her one today.

Gemstone Rings - Mystic Topaz

Mystic Topaz is a relatively new invention.

It is basically topaz, a colorless gemstone found in Brazil and other countries.

After being cleaned and polished, it is coated with a fine titanium film.

Afterwards, the topaz shimmers will all the colours of the rainbow.

The effect is a magnificent kaleidoscope as can be seen in the pictures here.

While this film is resistant to cleaning chemicals and water, care should be taken not to overly knock the treated stones.

Topaz is the birthstone of those born in November.

It's unique coloring has made it a very fashionable gemstone to be worn in all kinds of jewelry.

Gemstone Rings - Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a blue or turquoise variety of beryl which also includes emeralds. It's shade of coloring depends on the amount of iron contained with the crystal.

Aquamarine comes mainly from Russia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, with smaller amounts being mined in Colorado, U.S., Columbia, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.

The birthstone of those born in the month of March is aquamarine.

The value of aquamarine gemstones depend on their depth of color, the darker blues being considered the best quality.

Gemstone Rings - Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a fantastic gemstone. Only discovered in 1967 on the East African state of Tanzania, it was named by the New York jewellery company Tiffany who thought it's correct scientific name of blue zoisite sounded too much like the word 'suicide' to sell well.

Tanzanite in its raw state is a colorless crystal, but when heat treated to 600⁰C in a special gem oven its color changes to the familiar pale aquarine to deep blue colors we see set in jwellery today.

Because tanzanite is quite a soft stone in jewelry terms, it is normally mounted in necklaces or earrings, and care must be taken with tanzanite stones set in rings as they are more easily damaged that other more familiar, and harder gemstones.

Because tanzanite is only found in one place in the whole world, this beautiful gemstone is becoming increasingly valuable.

Gemstone Rings - Peridot

Peridot has been around for thousands of years. The early Egyptians and Romans were extremely fond of this gemstone and many antiquities have been found with peridot inlaid. However, the original source of peridot on a small volcanic island in the Red Sea has long since been mined to extinction, and a recent revival of interest in this gemstone came about because a large quantity of high quality peridot gemstones were found in a previously unknown deposit in Kashmir.

With its coloring from pale through olive to a darker green with a touch of gold thanks to the iron it contains. Chemically peridot is iron magnesium silicate, and the differing amounts of each element present will determine its exact color. Perfect for a summer wardrobe.

Gemstone Rings - Sapphire

Sapphire is the second hardest gemstone in the world next to diamond, the hardest of them all. Sapphires are not only blue, but depending on the quantity of iron or chrome contained within them, they range in color from blue, white, red, yellow, pink, green and purple and all hues in between. In fact, red sapphires are known as rubies and contain the most chrome.

The most valuable and sought after sapphires are the pure, intense blues, ones that do not change color after nightfall under artificial light.

Gemstone Rings - Lab Created Alexandrite

Lab Created Alexandrite gemstones were created because of the rarity of the real thing. There are millions more rare perfect cut diamonds in this world than there are Alexandrites, which were named after Czar Alexander II, who came to power on the same day Alexandrites were first discovered deep in an emerald mine in the Urals area of Russia one April day in 1934.

These mines have long since been exhausted, and while new reserves have since been discovered in Brazil, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Madagascar and Zimbabwe, their numbers are still small in comparison to other gemstones.

The distinguishing feature of Alexandrite was its color-changing ability, from a smoky green to hues of reds and oranges under the artificial lights of fires and candle-light. The color change under modern light-bulbs is not so iridescent.

Lab created Alexandrite changes color from blues through violets, and are beautiful gemstones, but they do not have the greenish hue that natural Alexandrite has. It is so rare that it is reckoned that fewer than 1:100,000 people will ever see a genuine Alexandrite gemstone in their life.

Gemstone Rings - Topaz

Topaz comes in many colors.

Blues, reds, yellows, brown, greens and sometimes completely clear.

Topaz is found naturally in Germany, Brazil, Siberia, the U.S., China, Russia and Japan.

However, it is the pure blue topaz that is catching the eye of the modern fashionistas, and stunningly beautiful blue topaz is found in many items of jewellery today.

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  • MoragCampbell profile imageAUTHOR

    MoragCampbell 

    8 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks Jane :)

    I love gems so for me they are easy to research and write about, and the gemstone rings on the market todayare absolutely beautiful.

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    janehilario 

    8 years ago

    I was searching for information on Gemstone Rings and stopped by your hub. Thanks for sharing all information. Useful hub indeed!!

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