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Gems By Color

    Prominent Gemstone Colors, Meaning Of Gem Colors

One of the attractions of gemstones is their color, nature has done an amazing job by painting a range of mind boggling colors on various gems. While many gems have one color throughout the gemstone, other gems can be seen with a combination of colors. It is rightly said that, everyone on this planet will find at least one gem stone with the color that he or she likes. As an example if you loved the classic violet color orchids, you will undoubtedly like the color shades of an amethyst or even a lavendar jade. Men do not normally like brighter colors like brightre blues or even bright reds. Notice that the deep navy blue color is always in fashion when it comes to mens trousers. Dark majestic black and even the very dark green, (military green) has been always been popular for mens casual or office wear.  Compare this with the gem colors that are popular for mens jewelry and you will find that, deep blue sapphires, blue lapis, green tourmaline and ofcourse black onyx are high demand stones.

The moods and meaning stirred up by different colors have been studied and analyzed by psychologists for many decades. Even things like dress color, office carpet color and house paints try to reflect the effects of various color on the environment and moods. While studying gemstone colors some interesting traditions and beliefs have been unearthed. For example the color back in Western nations is associated with sorrow and possibly death. However black onyx as a gem is very popular in Western nations. When you talk about a black color gem like onyx, it is believed to allow a person to cope with tragedy. In mens rings, black gem colors fire up feelings of stability, reliability and sophistication. In Asian countries like India, red was supposed to signify death. It was customary to notify far away relatives of a death in the family by, sending a card with the sad message printed in red ink. At the same time, red color gems are very popular in India. Rubies and red garnets are set in elaborate jewels, they are believed to symbolize love, warmth, boldness and determination. Green has been a color that is associated with greenery and nature, green color for gems has the same effect. But green not related to gems in Thailand is taken in a different sense. It is considered impolite to write a message with a green pen in Thailand. Many of these beliefs and traditions have been forgotten today, however some traditional families still follow them.

When it comes to gemstone jewelry most buyers are already aware of the gem colors that they prefer. The fact is that a few gems though different in physical composition can have the same color. In such cases, your jeweler would be the best person to advise you regarding the gem options for your color choice. A good example is a choice of green gems, peridot, emerald, jade, tourmaline and even labradorite can all be found in green color. These gems have different physical hardness and durability, they are also priced differently. Explain the specific purpose of the gem and your jeweler can suggest options, based on the use and also the budget that you allot to the gemstone.

We now come to the important and interesting issue of origin of color for gems. While nature renders most gems with some color, gemological experts do their own act to improve or even change the gem color. For example, most of us know aquamarine as a pale blue gem. But the fact is that, most of the aquamarine that is mined has a pale green color shade. A special heat treatment is applied to rough aquamarine after it is mined. This takes off the green shade of the gem and leaves behind the pale blue color that we see on most aquamarine gemstones. Another interesting gem is blue topaz that is available in three shades of blue. The sky blue topaz, swiss blue topaz and london blue topaz that we know today is derived by radiating white topaz. Similarly pink topaz that is very popular in gold and silver jewelry is actually a white color topaz. This stone is coated with pink color through a special process.

From the origin of gem color we move on to the stability of color of a gem stone. Most gems hold their color and will not fade or change color in normal light and heat conditions. We are ofcourse excluding heat from ovens that goes beyond 100 degrees centigrade. The color stability applies even to gems that have been treated for color enhancement or color change. Radiation of white topaz to turn it to blue is stable and cannot be reversed in normal conditions. Heat treating blue sapphires can cause a color change to a brighter blue, this color change is also permanent. One very interesting example of color instability is Kunzite. This gem is a violet-pink color and fades in color over time. This applies to natural Kunzite color and Kunzite color that is enhanced through heat or other treatment.

There are a few cases in which a single gemstone piece can have two or more colors. This is more common in opaque gems like jasper, banded agate and other types of chalcedony. Bloodstone for example, is basically a very dark green opaque jasper. But you will notice red spots on the gemstone. Agate can sometimes be found with white, brown and even reddish bands. Transparent gems also sometimes show this interesting property. Bi-Color tourmaline is also called water melon tourmaline, it combines pink and green in the same stone. Ametrine is another gem that combines the color of amethyst and citrine in the same piece.

We just saw above that few gems can have more than one color in the same piece. An even more interesting property of color change is noticed in some gems. Alexandrite can appear a greenish color gemstone in daylight. Shine an incandescent light on the stone and it changes color to a reddish shade. Color change garnets have also been found and used in the jewelry industry. This color change property of gems should not be confused with pleochroism or diochroism. In gems like iolite, viewing the gem from different angles can change a deep colored gemstone to an almost colorless piece. Color change is visible even when the gem is viewed from the same position. The change in light source causes a change in color of the gem stone. In pleochroism and diocrhoism, the gem shows different color shades when viewed from different angles.

The Directstones project is initiated by Kaisilver, the global leader in online custom jewelry. The idea of this project is to provide gem lovers with honest and clear information regarding various gems. In a bid to encourage interest in gems and jewelry, we provide custom cut gems of all types in all shapes and sizes. We prefer to concentrate on small volume buyers, even buyers of single gems rather than pander the wholesale gemstone buyers. Increasing the awareness, interest and availability of gems at the grassroot levels is the only way to bring the beauty and joy of gems to everyone. Your questions and requirements are always welcome at Directstones, you need not make any purchase to get the benefit of our expert knowledge in gems and jewelry. Email us your queries at and our team of experts will ensure that you get the required information.

Who Is Kaisilver?

With a spectacular online track record that extends over 8 years, Kaisilver is today widely accepted as the global leader in online custom jewelry. A team of over 3,500 skilled craftsmen and gemstone cutters works on all custom jewelry orders received by us. Seven top notch designers drawn from five nations ensure that buyer requirements are well understood no matter which part of the globe they come from. This wide expertise allows us to produce high end jewelry of all types, modern, traditional, historic and even antique. The gemstones used in our jewelry are not leftovers, they are not drawn from a fixed inventory. We have instead developed and built a close network with the world's largest sources for gemstone mining and manufacturing. This gives us priority access to over 200 million carats of gems. In the majority of cases, fresh batches of gems are first made available to us. We then pick the cream of the lot and the remaining gems are returned to the gem manufacturer, that is the produce that then hits local markets in various countries.

So why then have many people not heard of Kaisilver. The reason is simple and straight forward. At Kaisilver we do not believe in spending big bills on advertising and publicity gimmicks. Though we do have fashion models and sportsmen in our customer list, we do not use them as sponsors for our custom jewelry. We realize that expensive showrooms and commission driven sales staff all add up on the price tag. The final buyer needs to bear all these overheads and this reduces the material value that the buyer derives for the price paid. We have as a policy, kept away from hiring sales staff. All customer service requirements are made by experts in gems and jewelry. We use customer satisfaction levels as a bench mark to measure staff capability and capacity. So it is customer satisfaction that keeps us in business and ensures a high growth rate.

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S



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