How to Buy a Coloured Gemstone
Colour | Cut | Carat | Rarity | The Perfect Setting
It's reasonable to expect a long lasting value and enjoyment when you purchase coloured gemstone jewellery. Learning a few things about gemstone quality and their value will help you make sure you get what you want and surely deserve.
You can start by trusting your own personal instincts. Sensory appeal is always paramount. So, if a particular gem or jewellery design speaks to you, by all means listen!
You can also use what you know about the Diamond 4Cs. The familiar diamond characteristics and value factors of colour, cut, clarity, and carat weight also can be applied to coloured gems as well. However, each coloured gem variety is judged by its own potential: no one expects an aquamarine to have the same blue colour as a sapphire or an emerald to be as flawless and clean as an aquamarine. But there are a few general rules you can use to judge any coloured gemstone quality