Beaded Gemstone Bracelets
One of the latest jewelry trends is beaded gemstone bracelets with birthstones or gems that possess crystal healing properties, these bracelets are beautiful and ...
Caring for Opals - The what, why and where of opal care.
Opals make stunning and unique gemstones but can be vulnerable on occasion. Get the inside information that will help you keep your opal in tip top condition.
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.
The art of cutting gems is known as lapidary. It requires a high degree of skill to produce a well polished faceted gem.
Cutting Gemstones - Gemstone Information
Cutting gemstones is known as lapidary work, and the shaping, engraving, faceting and polishing of stones is performed by a person known as a lapidary
Detecting Gem Treatments
Gem treatments should always be disclosed, but not all enhancements can be detected, even by the best gem labs
Engagement Rings from the Heart
One of the sweetest gemstone shapes is the heart-shape, which is ideal for engagement rings and gifts from the heart. Read about options for heart-shaped gemstone...
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.
If you're buying an expensive gemstone, it is a good idea to insist on certificate of authenticity. But not all certificates are equal.
Gemstone Cleaning Instruction - Gemstone Information
How to care and clean precious and semi-precious colored gemstones. Different types of gems require different methods of cleaning techniques. See whats recommende...
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...
Gemstone Engagement Rings
There is a growing trend towards colored stones for engagement rings. Learn about the choices in fine colored stones
Gemstone Jewelry Color Combinations
The most important aspect of colored gemstones is their color, and various color combinations can help to make unique jewelry
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 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...
Guide to Buying Quality Body Jewelry
Body jewelry has become a normal part of urban culture, but how do you know what to buy? We offer a guide to shopping for beautiful, good quality and safe body je...
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 Father's Day and Gems for Men
It's time to treat all dads around the world on Father's Day, with faceted gems such as green tourmaline and blue topaz, and cabs such as rutile quartz and star gems
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 Replace Lost Stones or Missing Gems in Jewelry
How to replace and repair lost or missing colored gemstones, finding replacement center stones, side stones & accent stones, find replacement gemstones by size & ...
Intro to Setting Gemstones into Jewelry Mountings: GemS...
An introduction to the topic of having colored gemstones set into fine jewelry mountings. Learn about different types of settings, mountings and jewelry findings.
Jewelry Gemstones - Colored Gemstone Jewelry Information
Many minerals have been used as gemstones, but only some of them are suitable as jewelry gemstones due to rarity or durability. Learn about gems for jewelry at Ge...
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...
Multicolor Gems, Metals and Jewelry
Multicolor gems, metals and jewelry are not a new trend; multicolor gems have been used for centuries to produce gemstone jewelry and provided inspiration for des...
Necklace Styles for Men and Tips on How to Wear Them
Necklaces for men have various styles to choose from, such as gemstone pendants, chains, chokers and dog-tags. Read more about the various styles and how to wear ...
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 ...
Princess Diana's Aquamarine - A royal gemstone for a ro...
Princess Diana passed this gorgeous aquamarine ring down to her son, Harry, who presented it to his fiancee, Meghan, to wear on their wedding day. No doubt a te...
Prong Vs. Bezel Settings
Prongs and bezel settings have advantages and disadvantages. Learn about prong (or claw) settings and bezel settings for gemstone jewelry.
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...
Scratching the Surface of Black Metal Jewelry
Black gold and other black jewelry such as rhodium can be produced by various methods and it is worth knowing how when weighing up the cost and caring for black j...
Taking Care of Gemstones - Do's and Don'ts Guide
How to clean your gemstone jewelry. What you can, and cannot, do
The New Trend - Investing in Colored Gemstones!
Why you should be buying colored gemstones right now? An Insider leaks the news!
Types of Settings for Gemstones - Gem Settings
The main types of gemstone settings are the prong or claw, the bezel, the channel setting, the invisible setting, and the pave
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
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 ...
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas- How to Make Custom Gemstone...
A guide to shopping for gemstones and making custom gemstone jewelry. Design ideas and tips, plus direction in how to make your purchase into wearable jewelry.
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
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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