When you think about color gemstones, you might naturally think first about the precious gemstones: sapphires, rubies and emeralds. But there are also many, many semi-precious gemstones, valued for their rich variety of colors. Here are a few examples:
Check out more birthstones and other classic gemstones on the Kay Jewelers gemstone jewelry page .
Here are a few things to know about color gemstones:Treatments
It's typical for some natural gemstones to undergo some kind of "enhancement" process - often intense heating. These treatments make it possible for most people to own beautiful color gemstones.
If you're considering a color gemstone or cultured pearl as the center stone for an engagement ring or a ring you plan to wear every day, talk to your jeweler about whether the gem of your choice is practical. An engagement ring worn daily can endure a great deal of wear and tear, and some stones are softer and more vulnerable than others. If you choose a more delicate gemstone or cultured pearl for your engagement ring, talk to your jeweler about selecting a setting that will help protect it.
Lab-created stones are identical to those formed underground and mined. They're "grown" in a lab under the same conditions of heat and pressure as a gem that forms underground, yet with the advantage of having the ultimate color and clarity. It's a great way to get a beautiful color gemstone at an affordable cost.
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