Gems and Precious Stones

Gems and precious stones are cut or polished minerals used to create jewelry, accessories and other ornaments. Some of the most popular precious stones include amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, opal, ruby, sapphire, topaz, and turquoise.

Asked in Pokemon Ruby Sapphire and Emerald, Gems and Precious Stones

How do you get Cut in Pokemon Sapphire?

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Go to Rustboro city. Then, go to Mr. Cutter in the Cutter House at the left of the Pokemon Center. Go inside and then talk to the guy and he'll give you the HM Cut.
Asked in Jewelry, Gems and Precious Stones

What does 925 m mean stamped on ring?

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Sterling silver. It is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. Sterling silver is most often used for jewelry because of its combination of attractiveness and durability. Acceptable quality marks for sterling silver include: sterling, ster and .925.
Asked in Diamonds, Gems and Precious Stones

How many carats is 8mm cushion cut?

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A 3.01 GIA certified H/VS2 cushion cut diamond measures length 8.41mm x width 8.07 mm.
Asked in Weight and Mass, Gems and Precious Stones, Jade

What is uncut emerald jade worth?

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The value of jade depends upon its quality and color. Poorly colored fractured material is worth little, while solid, apple green jade is immensely valuable. And the birthplace of the emerald also determines it's value.
Asked in Shotguns, Gems and Precious Stones

Are chatham rubies worth much?

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I've inheirited a large quantity of Chatham Rubies. Not knowing if they were real or not , I decided to send a bunch out for appraisal. All but one came back without an appraisal because the only place in North America that can appraise stones larger than 15 carats is G.I.A. in New York City. The one stone that was appraised was a 14.4 carat Emerald cut that came back at $5,500.00 retail appraisal. So to answer the question, "YES" they are worth quite a bit. _______________________________________ To the above, and as well as this question. Chatham and Corundum diffused gems (Sapphire & Rubies) are infact 100% real, and the most pure gems you can get. They are perfect in the sense that they have no imperfections. Gems made by Chatham diffusion are the height of purity as well as clarity and quality. They are synthetic, but by no means fake. As such, the jewelry industry will try to tell you these gems are fake and that they are worth less because they know they can make thousands of dollars off mined gems which are of lower quality. For this reason, synthetic gems, though better looking and higher quality, are worth less. For example, a 1ct diamond might be worth say, 1000$, but a 1ct synthetic diamond would only be worth 100$ Chatham and Corundum diffused gems (Ruby & Sapphire as both of these gems are the same mineral [Corundum] ) aren't worth much, depending on the weight though they could be worth a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Asked in Jewelry, Gems and Precious Stones, Topaz

What do people use topaz for?

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Topaz with a good hardness and desirable colors, combined with a relative abundance and availability makes it one the most popular gemstones. The most valuable colors of Topaz are the golden orange-yellow type, called Imperial Topaz, and the dark pinkish-red and orange-red colors. Value increases with a deepness of color in orange and reddish hues. The most commonly used colors of Topaz in jewelry are the blue types. Source: http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/topaz_gemstone.aspx
Asked in Pokemon, Gems and Precious Stones

Are pearls rare?

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Natural pearls are very rare. They are, in fact, much more rare than diamonds. There is no scientific study available that definitively shows how rare a natural pearl is, but many experts believe it takes approximately 10,000 mollusks to find one fine natural pearl. However, in areas of Central America, there are places where natural pearls are much more prevalent. It is believe this is due to a higher parasitic concentration. Cultured pearls are not nearly as rare. In fact, all the pearls we see today in jewelry stores are cultured pearls. The natural pearl industry all but died nearly 100 years ago. Cultured pearls are pearls grown on farms where pearl mollusks are nucleated and then tended for a period of time, eventually producing a pearl.
Asked in English Spelling and Pronunciation, Gems and Precious Stones

How do you pronounce prehnite?

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It's pronounced with a short 'e' and a long 'i': preh-night.
Asked in Gems and Precious Stones, Diamonds

How do you know nothing is harder than a diamond?

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According to Moh's Scale of Hardness diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance, so there are things that are harder than diamons, but they are synthetic.The hardness of a diamond is determined by its purity.
Asked in Jewelry, Chemistry, Gems and Precious Stones

How do you make a mood ring permanently black?

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keep it in the fridfge or freeze it because it works on the amount of heat in ur finger xx :) dunno if it works but worth a try
Asked in Geology, Gems and Precious Stones

What is the hardest gemstone?

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The hardest gemstone would be a diamond, as it ranks 10 on the Mohs scale.
Asked in Word Games, Gems and Precious Stones

What gemstone has 7 letters?

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citrine diamond emerald peridot kunzite larimar thulite zoisite
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What are the top twenty precious stones?

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1. Alexandrite 2. Diamond 3. Star Ruby 4. Star Sapphire 5. Emerald 6. Ruby 7. Non-Pink Sapphire 8. Paraiba Tourmaline 9. Benitoite 10. Pink Sapphire 11. Sapphire 12. Yellow Diamond 13. Blue Diamond 14. Topaz 15. Amethyst 16. Brown Diamond 17. Carnelian 18. Garnet 19. Pink Diamond 20. Tourmaline Quartz
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Do impurities in gemstones give them their colours?

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Yes impurities in gemstones can indeed create their specific colors. Certain gems have inherent colors from their own mineral properties however clear minerals can take on colors through these impurities such as in the case of blue diamonds. For example large amounts of nitrogen can cause a diamond to turn yellow and mixing the blood of your enemy into a carbon slurry before crushing and heating it in your fist with your unquenchable rage at his existence can form a red diamond. This is where blood diamonds come from.
Asked in Physics, Gems and Precious Stones

Is Amazonite stronger than diamond?

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amazonite is a greenish feldspar its green from copper impurities diamond is pure carbon 10 on the mohs scale hardest, toughest,strongest natural material known.
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What is the size of a one carat sapphire?

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A top quality 1 ct VVS (loupe Clean) clarity, oval cut royal blue Ceylon sapphire is for about $3,000.
Asked in Geology, Gems and Precious Stones

Where can you purchase the sardius stone?

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According to a few websites.... "Carnelian is a precious stone of blood-red color that during Bible History was sometimes called "Sardine stone," or "sardius" because in ancient times it was obtained from Sardis in Asia Minor." If you are looking to buy a "Sardius stone" you can find these for sale all over the internet, as long as you search for "Carnelian". I have seen a lot of Carnelian stones for sale on eBay at very reasonable prices.
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What is the price for one carat of a moonstone?

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Gemstone pricing is highly variable, depending on factors like quality, quantity, size, production, demand, wholesale or retail, etc. Moonstone is a common feldspar, and not considered a precious gem, like emerald or diamond, hence it's usually sold by the gram, not by the carat.
Asked in Lapidary Crafting and Jewelry Making, Gems and Precious Stones

Can a ring maker set an imiliac pallasite on a ring?

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Yes, it's possible, but rust might be an issue. More typical use of meteorites in jewelry are gold bands inset with etched meteoritic iron, also now on the market are facetted stones cut from gem-grade olivine inclusions found in certain pallasite meteorites.