What is a Gemstone
Most gemstones are mineral with natural chemical composition material and some are organic, means that they are come from plants or animals but not from minerals. The important traits are needed to become a gemstones are beauty, rarity and durability.
The value of gemstone inclusions
In today market, it’s very common misconception among gemstone and jewelry buyers that inclusions appear in gemstone are a bad thing and it will effected the quality and value of gemstones. May be it true for diamonds but it is not always through the case of colored gemstones. Most colored gemstones have inclusions but in certain cases, there are rare for colored gemstone without inclusions. The most famous organic gemstone inclusions is amber. Other inorganic gemstones are rutilated quartz, demantoid garnet and etc. Certain cases, internal characteristics of gemstones is very important for gemologist to identify whether is natural or synthetic gemstones because synthetic gemstones have essentially the same appearance, physical, optical and chemical properties as the natural gemstones material that they represented. Such as alexandrite, emerald, spinel, ruby, sapphire, diamond, quartz and etc are the most common synthetic gemstones in the market.
Gemstone Enhancements and Treatments
In modern gemstone industry, in order to make natural gemstones more beauty, stability, durability and valuable, majority of worldwide gemstone traded have undergone some form of gemstone enhancements and treatments, such as heating, irradiation, cavity filling, bulk diffusion, bleaching and etc. And this enhancements and treatments of natural gemstones are globally accepted in gemstone and jewelry industry.
Caring, Cleaning and Handling of gemstones
In order to maintain your gemstone looking as vibrant and more valuable, it is very important to keep caring your gemstone and jewelry always. To protect your gemstone, organic gemstone and jewelry including precious metals, such as gold, platinum and silver should be kept away from mercury, acid, oil, hair spray, skin lotions, cosmetics and any other substances with similar qualities and also be protected against extreme temperatures to prevent decolourization. A safe way to clean most gemstones and jewelleries is with a soft toothbrush with warm, soapy water. Remember do not use a toothbrush on pearls or other soft gemstones because they scratch easily. Colored gemstones and diamonds do not attract grease and oils because it will make them dirty and no beauty. Always hold your ring by the shank when you taken out. Storage of jewelry is something many people do not think about and they just toss their jewelry in a drawer, on top of a dresser or mix together in a small jewelry box. This can lead to scratches and fractured of gemstones. The best way to handle your jewelry is to keep your jewelry separately with individual jewelry box.