10 Great Gemstones for Men – Our Guide to Help you Choose
Rich, deep, masculine colored gemstones with a sense of the individual and eye-catching good looks that will appeal to everyone, not just the men wearing them.
8 Great Gemstones for Children - It's never too early t...
Kids have a natural attraction for crystals, the colors, the sparkle, the patterns, and seem instinctively tuned into their energies. See our picks of the best.
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...
9 Great Gemstones for Stress Relief - and how to use them
Anxiety, Stress and Depression affect us all in one way or another. Crystal healing can be part of a holistic and natural alternative to intrusive drug treatments
A Guide to Buying Amethyst - Get the maximum value for ...
A rich, even purple color and bright sparkle is vital when shopping for amethyst but the shape, clarity, size and durability of the gemstone must also be considered.
A Guide to Buying Citrine - How to get the maximum valu...
Like most gemstones, great color is very important when shopping for citrine but the shape, clarity, size, durability and more can make or break the finest gems.
A Guide to Buying Tanzanite - We'll help you get the be...
Since its discovery, Tanzanite has taken the world by storm and many feel that it has the finest blue tint of all gemstones but there is more to think about than ...
A Guide to Buying Zircon - How to get maximum value for...
The most popular Zircons are blue but this historic gemstone can also be found in a range of other colors. Discover what to look out for when buying this sparkly ...
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.
All-natural untreated Gemstones – What choice do I have?
Gemstones have been enhanced through treatments for centuries but what if we want to buy a completely natural and untreated gemstone. Where do we start?
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.
Are blue sapphires affordable for me? They certainly are
A blue sapphire is an object of extraordinary beauty. They are thought of as beyond the means of many but delve deeper and you can find one to suit all budgets
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.
Citrine for Sale - Buy loose Citrine by Size, Color, Sh...
A huge range of citrine on sale in a wide range of sizes and shapes all ready for immediate shipping. Use our easy to follow category guide to find your gemstone...
Citrine Gemstones - 5 Great Reasons to Buy One Today
Citrine is probably the most popular yellow gemstone in the world today but what makes citrine so special and why should you buy one? Find out here.
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 and the 5 Elements - How can they Work for You?
The idea of balancing the 5 vital elements of life was developed 1000s of years ago, but what is your element, how is it connected to gemstones and how are they u...
Gemstones for Creativity - A Guide to Unlocking your Ar...
Working in an artistic or performance based career is not easy - anxiety, writer's block, deadlines, new ideas and innovation can all be helped with a crystal friend
Gemstones for Insomnia - 7 Crystals that will give you ...
Not getting enough sleep? Stress, anxiety and depression can be the cause of endless frustrating hours of lying awake. Let the power of crystal magic help.
Gemstones for Intuition - 6 of the best from GemSelect
Intuition is one of our best assets, it keeps us from taking the dangerous path or making a terrible decision but which crystals will support our natural instincts?
Gemstones for Manifestation - Making your Dreams come true
We all have ambitions whether it is for love, wealth, travel or work, but how do we realize them? Motivation, optimism, persistence plus the help of our crystal ...
Gemstones for Monday - Celebrate the day of the Moon
Each day of the week is linked to at least one gemstone but which are linked to Mondays? Find out here and discover their special spiritual strengths.
Gemstones for Motivation - Get up and go with some crys...
Gemstones can give us the little push we need to make our dreams become real - a better job, more money, less weight - but which one will be your personal cheerle...
Gemstones for Night Time - which to wear when the sun g...
Cocktail parties with mood-enhancing low lights, dancing under a disco ball, a romantic candlelit supper but which colored gems will look perfect for each occasion?
Gemstones for Optimism - These 8 will make you feel great
Optimism breeds success - both at work and at home. These days we could all do with a boost to our hopes for the future and to feel good about ourselves.
Gemstones for Pendulums - Which Crystals will get all t...
We take a look at the best stones for pendulums, how to use them, what to ask and what not to do. Pendulums also help with the chakras, your qi energy and aura.
Gemstones for Pets - Spiritual Help for the Animal Kin...
Pets are part of the family and we want what’s best for them when they are sick. That includes using crystal healing, but which gemstones will work for your pet?
Gemstones for Physical Fitness - Give me just 10 more!
Some people just love doing exercise, others need more of a push. Discover how crystals can get you off the couch and into shape and which ones are the best.
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...
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 the Days of the Week - Which one is yours?
A gemstone a day keeps the doctor away and two is even better! A connection to Gods, Stars and Planets has given us a selection of stones for each day of the week.
Gemstones for the Medical Profession - Calming, Soothin...
Whether it is in the doctor's office, by the dentist's chair, next to the massage table, or in the waiting room, healing crystals can offer so much
Gemstones for Tuesday - Hello Ruby Tuesday!
The days of the week have their own history and mythology as well as links to spiritual crystals. Discover the gemstones with a special tie to Tuesday.
Gemstones for Valentine's Day Gift - Look No Further
No need to spend hours wondering what to buy or resorting to same old chocolates and flowers, choose one of these eight gemstones to guarantee a happy partner.
Gemstones for Wire Wrapped Jewelry – What are your choi...
Bright colors, fascinating patterns, spiritual power, captivating iridescence feature in our selections which will inspire your creative talents onwards and upwards.
Gemstones to Prevent Curses or Psychic Attack - Compare...
Energy vampires, malevolent spirits, negative emotions, psychic harm, we are at constant war with the bad vibes that surround us. Gemstones are here to help.
Green Gemstone Meaning and Healing Powers - The Definit...
Green, the color of spring, health and vitality. We take a deeper look into the symbolism and benefits of green crystals to see why they remain so very popular.
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...
Halloween Gemstones - What wicked Witches will be Wearing
Even ghosts, mummies, scary clowns, sexy vampires and awesome aliens need a bit of hair-raising jewelry on their big night out - see our petrifying picks here
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.
How to match a colored gemstone to your hair, eye and s...
The color of your eyes, hair and skin can go a long way in determining the best color gemstone for you. Complementing or contrasting tones - it's up to you.
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...
Pride Gemstones - One to match each color of the rainbo...
The six colors of the iconic LGBTQ+ flag can be seen flying proudly across the world and we have chosen 6 gemstones to honor the colors and what they stand for.
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
Should I buy an Amethyst or Not? A guide to the Pros an...
Purple Amethyst gemstones have a lot going for them - a gorgeous color, a variety of shapes, big sizes - but is it the right gemstone for you? Find out here.
Side Stones and Accent Stones plus Pavé, Halo and Melee
Finding small sized gemstone for decorative use in jewelry designs has never been easier thanks to the wide range we keep in stock. Singles, pairs and lots availa...
Simulants Vs. Synthetics - Gemstones
Fake gemstones may be synthetics or simulants. Learn how to identify the difference between these.
Small Gemstones - A wide Range of carefully calibrated ...
Finding small sized gemstone has never been easier thanks to the wide range we keep in stock. Mix and match colors and varieties in lots or in single stones.
Spinel Gemstone Value
Natural spinel is one of the most undervalued of the fine gemstones. This situation is likely to change.
The Best Colored Gemstones for Pendants - We choose our...
What goes into selecting just the right gemstone for your pendant? Price, color, size, cut and pattern will all play a part but what about spiritual strength?
The Best Gemstones for Memory Enhancement - Boost Your ...
Our brains are busier than ever - multitasking emails, newsfeeds, online buying, games plus your real life. Add age and environmental toxins and it can take its toll
The Best Value for Money Gemstones - get more bang for ...
This is not a list of the cheapest nor the most expensive but a selection of gemstones that are worth every penny you spend on them. See which ones fit the bill.
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!
Topaz Buying Guide - How to get the best possible value...
As with all colored gemstones, great color is the top priority when shopping for topaz but the shape, clarity, size, durability and more can help with your decision.
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
Vivid, Intense, Electric - 14 Eye-catching Colored Gems...
Some gemstones stand out from the crowd and demand attention. See our guide to the best and brightest in the world of vibrant gems - they are sure to light up you...
What does it mean when you give someone a gemstone gift?
The reasons behind giving a gift of a gemstone can vary from good looks and great color to spiritual power and auspicious dates. To receive one is always a pleasure.
What is the Gemstone for Aquarius? There are 2 to choos...
Over history, the signs of the zodiac have been linked to certain gemstones. Aquarius has a couple of great choices for you to wear or carry for luck or spiritual...
What is the Gemstone for Aries? Two Contrasting Choices
Two very different gemstones represent the zodiac sign Aries. Opaque, solid, stable bloodstones and clear, bright and sparkly diamonds. Both have a historic heritage
What is the Gemstone for Cancer? We have two to choose ...
If cancer is your star sign, you have an interesting choice of lucky gemstones. The famed green emerald or the heavenly moonstone. You cannot go wrong with either.
What is the Gemstone for Capricorn? One red, the other...
Capricorns may have ended up with the gemstone G.O.A.T. - greatest of all time - with the deep red ruby. Blue Lapis Lazuli is a fantastic and historic alternative.
What is the gemstone for Friday? We have two great choices
Do you have an anniversary coming up or perhaps a special event on a Friday? Wearing Rose Quartz or Topaz on that particular day can bring added spiritual power.
What is the Gemstone for Gemini? Two Historic Choices.
Gemini is associated with two gemstones that have been used for probably longer than the zodiac has existed - smooth opaque agate and sparkly clear topaz.
What is the Gemstone for Leo? We have a captivating couple
There are two great gemstones to represent Leo and both capture the charismatic and passionate personality of those born under this sign - peridot and citrine.
What is the Gemstone for Libra? Quite a colorful pair.
Librans are blessed with two of the most vibrant gemstones. Opals flash with an amazing play-of-color while Tourmalines can be found in every color of the rainbow.
What is the Gemstone for Pisces? 2 Great stones to choo...
The signs of the zodiac have been linked to gemstones for 1000s of years. Discover the two gems that represent those born under the sign of Pisces.
What is the Gemstone for Sagittarius? An illustrious duo.
Two gemstones which have been beloved for centuries represent the sign of the archer, Topaz, created by the sun-god Ra, and Citrine, the 'gold stone' in the bible.
What is the gemstone for Saturday? There are 2 to choos...
Over history, the days of the week have been linked to certain gemstones. Saturday has a couple of great choices for you to wear or carry for luck or spiritual po...
What is the Gemstone for Scorpio? Two beguiling choices.
Golden Beryl, the gift of the sun, is an underrated gemstone from the same family as emerald and aquamarine while Coral has a special place in Vedic astrology.
What is the gemstone for Sunday? We have a couple to ch...
Like the monthly birthstones, each day has a connected gemstone or two. We have picked out two great gemstones to wear, carry or celebrate Sunday. Find out more.
What is the Gemstone for Taurus? Two unbeatable choices
If you are lucky enough to be born under the sign of the bull you have been doubly blessed with two of the finest gemstones - sapphire and emerald - what a choice!
What is the Gemstone for Virgo? See two historic choices
In reddish orange carnelian and colorful jasper we have two gemstones with a history the goes back to the time that the Zodiac was in its infancy.
What is the gemstone for Wednesday? How about a choice ...
Each day has an associated gemstone or two based on astrology, history and tradition. Find out which stones are spiritually special for Wednesday and why.
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...
Which Gemstone goes where - A Room-by-Room Guide
The right gemstone in the right place can create a relaxing atmosphere, fire up your creativity, stimulate conversation or block negativity. But where do they go?
White Diamond Engagement Rings; Forever?
Are white diamond engagement rings forever? What makes white diamonds the most popular choice for engagement rings?
Working from Home Gemstones - Spiritual Help for Remote...
Discover some essential crystals that will make the challenges of telecommuting, interruptions, solitude, EMF, time management and more, a little easier to deal w...
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