How To Choose The Right Stone For Your Jewelry

Posted: Tue, Sep 11th 2018, 23:30 | Updated: Wed, Sep 12th 2018, 00:00
Wearing the right jewelry not only has the power to build your confidence but also make you stand out. Jewelry can be the perfect accessory that completes any dress you wear while many times accentuate the appeal of your outfit. While there are many kinds of jewelry that have been popular in different time periods, the relevance and elegance of gemstones jewelry has never ceased. Gemstones are versatile, they come in different colors, shapes, and size and can be worn as neckpieces, earrings, rings, bracelets etc. Since gemstones are so versatile, anyone and everyone can wear them. However, have you ever thought about which is the right stone for you? Whenever you planned to buy silver gemstones jewelry, did you think whether it suits you or not? There can be other similar questions about gemstone jewelry that you must ask yourself every time you plan to buy these exquisite pieces. But if you are confused as to how can you choose the right stone for your jewelry, the following tips can be helpful. 
 
Your Budget
 
Gemstones are traditionally categorized as precious and semi-precious stones. Precious stones are the ones which are rare and are known for their hardness while semi-precious stones are those valued mostly for their beauty. While there are only four precious stones categorized - diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire; there are numerous semi-precious stones known to mankind. Naturally precious stones are highly expensive and not within everyone’s reach, whereas there are so many kinds of semi-precious stones that almost anyone can easily buy them. When you want to choose a gemstone for your jewelry, know your budget. The amount you can spend will eventually decide the type of gemstone you buy. 
 
Astrological Reasons
 
Gemstones are not only popular because they are exquisite natural stones but also because they are believed to possess metaphysical and healing properties. There are numerous healing stones that when worn by the right person at the right time can bring positive and much-needed change. Gemstones also affect the human body’s chakra and they help to align our disturbed chakras or wheels of life so that we can function properly. If you believe that gemstones can heal, you must understand the functions of every gemstone before you choose one for yourself. You can consult experts or simply visit online portals such as Gemexi to know more. 
 
Your Body Type
 
While gemstones have their own beauty and have the power to accentuate any person’s beauty, there is no harm to choose one that actually suits you physically. When we talk about physical attributions playing a deciding role while choosing gemstones, there are many things to consider. Right from the color of your hair to your skin tone and your physical structure – everything can play an important role when choosing a gemstone. Since gemstones come in various colors, understanding your physical attributes will only make your choice more refined. 
 
Occasion
 
Gemstones come in various sizes and shapes but everything cannot look good every time. That’s why keeping in mind the occasion can be helpful while choosing a gemstone. If the gemstone is for your engagement ring, you must know the significance of the stone and how it can add value to your future relationship. Buying a gemstone jewelry for your wedding or anniversary must signify something else. On the other hand, if the gemstone is to be gifted you have to keep in mind the likes and dislikes of the person you will be gifting the stone too. If you want your gemstone jewelry to be your daily wear then you have to look for a stone that is hard and unbreakable. A family heirloom will demand not only the best gemstones but also great craftsmanship. 
 
Maintenance
 
You may have often heard that gemstones are unbreakable but the truth is that many stones are breakable. Some stones demand high maintenance while for many others you can wear them every day without worrying about chipping and cracks. Pearl, emerald, opal, turquoise, coral, amber, and onyx are porous stones that can easily chip. They must be worn sparingly and only cleaned with a soft cotton cloth. Diamond, ruby, topaz, sapphire are hard stones that do not easily break and are highly valued due to this factor. While choosing a gemstone for your silver jewelry, understand the type of maintenance it will need. 

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