About Gemstone Matched Pairs
Matching pairs are highly sought after by gemstone buyers. But a lot of work is required to produce them.
Fine natural gemstones typically cost thousands of dollars. But you can find very good gems for under $500 if you know where to look.
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...
Buying Affordable Gemstones
We sell more than 120 varieties of gemstones direct to customers at true wholesale prices. No minimum quantity required.
Buying Aquamarine - What you should know before you buy
Read about this beautiful gemstone, what to look for when you are buying and what to avoid. What is most important when buying aquamarine - the cut, the clarity, ...
Buying Black Gems for Jewelry
Black gems are not always the most sought-after color for jewelry, but black gemstone jewelry can be stunning when set with gems such as black pearls and black sp...
Buying Gems in Thailand
Many tourists fall victim to the Thai Gem Scam. But there are very good deals on gemstones in Thailand for careful buyers.
Buying Loose Colored Gemstones at Affordable Prices
Buying loose colored gemstones at affordable prices is possible whether you are a supplier, reseller, jewelry professional or individual, we offer our gems to all
Buying Loose Gemstones: Buyers Guide to Online Gem Shop...
Buying gemstones? Whether you're buying gems loose or in jewelry; or shopping online, from a retailer or a jewelry tradeshow, GemSelect will help you through the ...
Buying Organic Gems and Jewelry
Organic gemstones are a small group of materials that were once part of something living, whether animal or vegetable, and include amber, ammolite, pearl and coral
Buying Pink Gemstones for Jewelry
Buying pink gemstones, such as pink sapphire, zircon and spinel. Read about faceted pink gemstones, cabochon-cut pink gemstones, transparent pink gemstones and op...
Buying Red Gemstones for Jewelry
Buying red gemstones, such as ruby, garnet and spinel. Read about faceted red gemstones, cabochon-cut red gemstones, transparent red gemstones and opaque red gems...
Many gemstone are certified to guarantee their authenticity. But not all gem certificates are created equal
Some good quality natural gems are inexpensive, but none are cheap. Learn how to find the best value in quality gemstones.
Collecting Gemstones - Could anyone ever gather them all?
Is there a better subject for collectors than gemstones? They look fascinating, feel great and come from all corners of the globe. And they lead to endless debates.
Color Zoning in Gemstones
Color zoning refers to the uneven distribution of color within a gemstone. It is usually not desirable, but some gems are valued specifically for their color zoning
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
Colored Gemstone Jewelry Information from GemSelect
Choose a fine quality gemstone from over 120 different varieties of colored stones. Buying loose gemstones for your jewelry allow for custom jewelry designs.
Colored Stones: Guide to Gemstone Groups and Gem Types
A guide to the most important colored gemstone groups; related gemstones and how they are classified according to physical properties, optical phenomena or compos...
Comparing Blue Gemstones for Jewelry - See our Top List...
Hardness, rarity, clarity all play a part when judging the best of the best but color is what really counts. No prize for knowing the winner but which other gemst...
Detecting Gem Treatments
Gem treatments should always be disclosed, but not all enhancements can be detected, even by the best gem labs
Drop Out with Pendant Earrings: Gemstone Jewelry from G...
Statement earrings, such as gemstone drops, have been seen on the red carpet lately. Learn about gemstone pendant earrings and fashion gemstone jewelry at GemSelect.
Engagement Ring Choices
Gemstone engagement rings chosen wisely last a lifetime of happy marriage, read our guide to enagagement rings and choose the perfect shape, color and style for you
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.
Father's Day Gem Gifts - Keep it Loose
Loose gems make great Father's Day gifts for dads who don't do jewelry. Gemstone carvings, collector's gems, birthstones and unique cabochons are ideal for dads
Gem Color Saturation
Color saturation, sometimes known as chroma, is a measure of the purity or intensity of color hue. Highly saturated colors are highly valued in gemstones.
GemSelect Father's Day Information
Happy Father's Day from Gemselect, read about the history of Father's day; how Father's day started and who founded it. Read how Father's Day is celebrated by oth...
Beads and drilled gemstones for jewellery designs are becoming popular, learn how to use natural gemstone beads to design your own jewellery.
Gemstone Color Trends for 2015
Gems that match Pantone's 2015 colors of aquamarine, scuba blue, lucite green, classic blue, toasted almond, strawberry ice, tangerine, custard, marsala and glaci...
Gemstone earrings have such a range of shapes, sizes and colors that it can be difficult to choose. This may help you choose the best earrings for your face and h...
The most comprehensive library of gemstone information on the internet. Info on more than 80 varieties of gemstones.
Many people tout hard assets like gemstones as good investments. Is investing in precious stones a good idea?
Gemstone Necklace Pendants - Gemston Info GemSelect
Gemstone pendants are easy to wear jewelry items that can be strung onto a necklace chain. Any gem type and any type of precious metal can be used for a gem pendant
Gemstone Prices - A review of what influences the amoun...
What makes a gemstone expensive? Is it how rare it is? Do bright colors and size make the difference? Delve deeper to discover how marketing and cartels play a part.
Gemstone Seller Trust: Buying Gems Online & Reliable We...
How to find a gem dealer you can trust: There are many factors, but one of the best ways is to use the collective intelligence of other consumers when buying gems...
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 testers are becoming useful. But they are still no substitute for a trained gemologist.
Gemstone Value: Price Per Carat for Precious Gems and J...
10 factors that affect the price per carat of precious and semi-precious gems and jewelry, from gem type to the 4C's, origin and in the jewelry materials. Learn m...
Gemstones for Sale: Gems Business is Buying Online
Lots of retailers sell jewelry, but not often colored gemstones for sale, because the loose gemstone business is a specialized one. Learn why most will buy gems o...
Guide to Choosing the Right Gemstones for Your Jewelry
When it comes to choosing loose gemstones for jewelry, there are several factors to consider, like durability, wearability, affordability, versatility and availab...
Happy Mother's Day from GemSelect
Mother's Day is celebrated in May in many countries, and powerful female figures have been respected for thousands of years all over the world as creators and nur...
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.
International Gemstone Market in Chanthaburi, Thailand:...
Take a tour of the famous international gemstone market in Chanthaburi, Thailand. There are great deals in natural ruby, sapphire and other popular colored gemsto...
Jewelry Retailer Secrets of the Trade
Like every trade the gem and jewelry industry has insider secrets about prices, diamond supply, warranties and so on, read about the things that jewelers don't te...
Just Tell me! What Gemstone Should I buy?
Gemstone trade secrets, a gem expert makes it easy for you to choose a gem. Spinel, the best-kept secret.
Kunzite Gemstone Value - What price should you be paying?
This gorgeous pink to lavender gemstone has reached some remarkably high prices in the past but even large clear Kunzite can be bought at very reasonable prices
Huge gems are popular with both collectors and fashion designers. Learn what's available and affordable in big gemstones.
Loose Gemstones From Mine to Market - Gems and Jewelry ...
How precious and semi-precious colored gemstones reach the international gems and jewelry market from the mine. How to cut out middlemen and buy gemstones for jew...
Mother's Day: Gemstones for Mother's Rings & Pendants
Learn which gemstones are perfect for mother's jewelry, including mother's rings and pendants. Birthstones are traditionally used, but there are many gems with sp...
Personality Test - What Kind of Gemstone Are You?
What kind of gemstone are you? Do our fun questionnaire to find the gem that best suits you. Are you a diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby or something different?
Popular Engagement Ring Designs
Engagement ring trends come and go with each year and decade. GemSelect takes a look at some of the current engagement ring trends, including halo designs, split ...
Precious Gems for the Holiday Season: Ruby, Sapphire, E...
Precious Gems for the Holiday Season? Yes, it is true Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald all make your holiday season much brighter. At GemSelect we urge you to give a g...
Rocks for Pops: Gemstones Jewelry for Dads Father's Day...
Find out which gemstones are best for Dad and read about jewelry ideas for Father's Day, including beaded gem bracelets, gemstone rings, pendant necklaces, and mo...
Rose gold has recently gained in popularity and rose gold gemstone jewelry is often seen. Gold can be alloyed with silver and copper to produce white, pink and re...
Rutile Quartz: Rutilated Quartz Gemstone and Jewelry Pr...
Rutilated Quartz Information: Prices for rutile quartz, including faceted and cabochons are steadily rising and getting very expensive. Read about gemstone prices...
Sapphire Gems for Sale
Sapphire gemstones can be found for sale in the market at a wide range of prices. Learn about the reasons for the variation in prices
Sapphire Prices: Prices for Buying Natural Sapphire Gem...
How much is a good sapphire? Depending on color, grade and carat weight, learn how natural sapphires are priced in today's gem and jewelry buying market - GemSelect
Simulants Vs. Synthetics - Gemstones
Fake gemstones may be synthetics or simulants. Learn how to identify the difference between these.
Spinel Gemstone Value
Natural spinel is one of the most undervalued of the fine gemstones. This situation is likely to change.
The Future of Gemstones - Resources and Sustainability
Precious stones are not a renewable resource. Gem mining is declining in many parts of the world and prices are rising. What does the future hold?
The New Trend - Investing in Colored Gemstones!
Why you should be buying colored gemstones right now? An Insider leaks the news!
Tourmaline Buying Guide - What to look for in the world...
Tourmaline has the most colorful range of colors in the gems trade. Let us help you pick through some of the more distinctive varieties of these wonderful gemstones.
Tourmaline Value - Which is the most valuable variety?
Vivid colors from both sides of the rainbow, some rarer than diamonds, some with more than one color in the same stone but which one should you buy?
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
Understanding the Colored Gemstone Business
Colored gemstones represent great opportunities for jewelry designers and retail jewelers. It's all about reducing cost and finding interesting stones.
Untreated Gemstones for Jewelry
Untreated jewelry gemstones are preferred by many of our customers, so we have made a guide to 100% natural untreated stones, such as sapphire, topaz, garnet and ...
Unusual Gemstones for Collectors
Scheelite, painite, gahnite, aragonite and brazilianite are some of the many unusual gemstones that are lesser-known and are mainly considered to be collector's gems
What is Your Jewelry Style?
What kind of jewelry should you wear? Answer the questions to find your jewelry style and see whether you should wear classic, tribal, minimal or alternative jewelry
What Makes The Best Gemstone Website
Buying gemstones online, the best gemstone suppliers offer gem certification, secure payments, return policy, guarantee, quality gemstones and a variety of colors...
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Size and Weight
Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)
Dimensions are given as;
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Note: 1ct = 0.2g