Charts and Lists
9 Great Gemstones for Mothers - One for each Month of P...
Spiritually, emotionally, physically, gemstones can benefit all walks of life. We have gathered together a selection of powerful gemstones for all the mothers out...
Ancient Navratna Zodiac Gemstones - What can the Vedas ...
Traditional Hindu Astrology or Jyotish developed a zodiac based on the 9 heavenly bodies, each with its own gemstone. Discover which one matches your new sign.
Best Value Gemstones
Looking for the best values in colored gemstones? We believe that sapphire, spessartite garnet, spinel and tourmaline have the best gemstone characteristic for th...
Colored Gemstone Clarity Grade Table
Clarity grading for colored gemstones is not as simple as for white diamonds, colored gemstones are categorized into 3 types, and are then graded for clarity
Comparing Green Gemstones for Jewelry - See our Best 9 ...
The results are in and we have the top 9 green gemstones. Vivid color, flawless clarity, durability and availability all played a part in our winning selections.
Ethical Gemstones - These 10 great options tick all the...
The modern buyer insists on fairly traded, sustainable gemstones with minimal environmental impact and decent working conditions. We investigate if this is possible.
Gemstone Clarity Scale - Gemstone Information
GemSelect grades colored gemstones according to the following clarity scale: IF, VVS, VS, SI and I1, type 1, type 2 and type 3 should also be taken into account
Gemstone Cleavage Chart - Gemstone Information
Chart with cleavage ratings for more than 110 varieties of gemstones. Learn which gemstones have perfect cleavage and which have none at all.
Gemstone Dispersion Chart Information
Looking for gemstones with significant fire? Here is a chart that ranks many gem varieties by their dispersion or fire.
Gemstone Hardness - How durable is your gemstone?
What is the toughest gemstone? Which ones are easily scratched? Will my crystal break? These questions are many more answered in our informative article on hardness.
Gemstone Meanings - What are their powers and symbolic ...
Since we first discovered them, mankind has admired the spiritual energy of gemstones just as much as their beauty. Each has their own magical story to tell
Gemstone Size to Weight Ratio
Jewelry gemstones should be bought by size, not weight, read on to learn about why size is more important than weight when buying colored gemstones for custom mad...
Gemstone Type List: Guide to Precious & Semi-Precious C...
List of precious & semi-precious gemstones: With over 130 gem varieties, our gemstone index will help you find the perfect colored stone for your jewelry & crysta...
Gemstones for Autumn or Fall - 10 great seasonal choices
The days grow shorter, the weather cools and, as the light changes, we need a few gemstones to reflect the red, orange, brown and yellow tones that surround us.
Gemstones for Spring - 8 Gems as Refreshing as the Seas...
Spring is the favorite season for many as we welcome back blue skies, green fields and blossoming flowers. See our selection inspired by the sweetest smelling sea...
Gemstones for Summer - 7 super choices for sunny days
As the weather heats up and we spend more time out and about, we select some perfect summertime gemstones which reflect the clear skies, warm sun and happy feelings
Gemstones for Winter - 8 great choices to cheer up a co...
Winter may be icy cold with short dark days but we have roaring fires, snowy mountains, hot cocoa and some seriously beautiful gemstones to get us through to spring.
Glossary of Jewelry Terms
Understanding jewelry terms, a comprehensive glossary of terms of the trade used to describe gemstone jewelry, jewelry industry jargon with clear definitions
How Big is That Gem?
One of the most common mistakes made by gemstone buyers is selecting a gem based on carat weight rather than size.
Odd Shaped Gemstones for Jewelry - Comparing the Top 18
Are you designing one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and need unique odd shaped gemstones? See our large selection of odd shaped gemstones and the top list we have com...
Pastel Colored Gemstones - Let our guide help you choose
Colored gemstones are not all vivid and bright. If you prefer subtle and sophisticated or need a delicate and timeless look for a special occasion see our chart.
Pink Gemstones - List of Pink Gems Sorted by Type
List of pink gemstones: Complete guide to 'pink colored' precious and semi-precious gems; pictures and descriptions of popular and lesser-known collector gems - G...
Ring Size Chart
Use the ring size chart to help find your correct ring size when buying gemstone rings, convert inches, millimeters, European ring sizes, US ring sizes
Top 10 Gemstones for Jewelry Making Beginners - and Why
Useful tips to guide beginners in choosing the right gemstone for their jewelry making project. Size, color, hardness, shape and individuality all play a part in ...
Understanding Gemstone Sizes
Size guide for buying gemstones for jewelry, inches to millimeters size comparison chart, size conversion chart and clear buyer's guide for gemstone sizes
Unique Gemstones - Time to try something a little diffe...
There is a whole world of less known but fascinating and interesting gemstones waiting to be discovered. Take a look at some of our very tempting examples.
Unique Gemstones for Artisan Jewelry – The best guide yet
Extraordinary gemstones with fascinating patterns, bold bright colors and unusual shapes can inspire skilled and imaginative jewelry craftsmen to new heights.
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Size and Weight
Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)
Dimensions are given as;
Select gems by size, not by weight!
Note: 1ct = 0.2g