Fun Facts About Birthstones you Never Knew

Some Fun Facts About Birthstones Everyone Should Know

In the current era it is discovered that more than 60% of the population has no ideas about the worth of birthstones as they only consider that gold is sole precious metal that is used for adornment. But some people have well known introduction about the worth of silver and platinum that are also precious metals but comparatively less than gold. 

Introduction and attributes of the following precious classified birthstones

  • Diamond is Aries Birthstone
  • Ruby is July Birthstone
  • Emerald is May Birthstone
  • Sapphire is September Birthstone
  • Peridot is August Birthstone

Aries Birthstone – Diamond

Diamond is an Aries Birthstone that has attributed highest refractive index. Because of this attribute, it has no competitor and alternative for use in the jewelry. This gemstone is popular in the market because of its color and lavishing traits. Gemologists also award the grading to the jewel on the basis of its clarity and purity. Flawless diamonds with ideal cut are very rare in the market but its market value touches the sky.
4C’s of the diamond determines its value in the market. The tips about the 4C’s are explored step by step to guide you about the anatomy of the stone.
The influencing legend of the diamond for its price is weight of the jewel that is measured in Carat, a measuring unit of weight of diamond. One Carat diamond is prized high in the market and it is choice of the customers. For your best knowledge, here it is highlighted that weight and size are two different physical quantities of gemstone. According to our experience and observation 6.5 mm diameter size with one carat weight is optimal.

The value of the stone in the market is due to its color. Highly prized diamonds are at the grades D, E and F. Another attracting factor that influences the price of the diamond is its color. The color is graded from D to Z but the more prized and welcomed colors of gemstone fall in the D to F grade. As the diamond grades move forward alphabetically, its price decreases accordingly. The diamonds in the color range from D to F glitter more.

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Clarity of the diamond gives it high price in the market. Diamond owns some types of impurities on its surface and inside the diamond. The impurities that are mixed with the stone at the time of formation and stay inside the jewel are called inclusion but the impurities that are locked on the surface of the gemstone are known as blemishes. 

It is very hard to get a stone that is free from inclusion and blemishes. Such a stone is rare and highly prized. It is known as flawless diamond. It is very hard to have one flawless diamond among five thousands diamonds that have impurities in them.

The sparkling attribute of the diamond is because of the Cut that has two types shallow and deep Cut. The diamonds in its natural form never glitter. Light from diamond is reflected because of Cut attribute. In deep Cut some portion of light is lost. Light in shallow Cut also leaks but it does not provide high level brilliance that an ideal Cut delivers. A diamond with ideal Cut is highly prized in the market.

July Birthstone – Rubies

Rubies that are July Birthstones are well prized jewels because of their pigeon red color. Because of the discovery of the stone from various countries, these stones are also available in the brownish and violet hues. As these are mineral stones and this color variation in the stones is because of the material of the rocks that exist in that particular area of the world and the temperature and pressure of that particular rock.

The value of the ruby in the market is also determines by the 4C’s that are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. A ruby without any minor level impurity is considered as treated stones. For rising the quality of gemstone, is routine activity in the current era.

Synthetic stones are also available in the market as these are less precious than the natural birthstones but optical properties of the synthetic rubies are matching with the natural rubies. No one can distinguish between the natural and synthetic rubies.

September Birthstone – Sapphire

Sapphire having brilliant outlook with additional properties of hard crystalline structure is discovered in the blue hues. Kashmir sapphire is more prized having cornflower color and very rare and graded higher than the sapphire discovered from rest of the world. Real beauty of the sapphire depends on the type of cut that is applied on the stone.

Sapphire is the lucky birthstone for the individuals who have date of birth in the month of September. Owning the jewel can bless one happiness, luck and protection against the evil.

To recognize the purity of the stone, we can perform a scratch test that can give you an idea either stone is real or imitation. This stays at 9 position on Mohs Scale of Hardness that construct it a resilient stone. When any hard metal is lightly scratched on the stone, it should not produce any erosion.

No doubt, this stone has been well introduced for its aesthetical brilliance with additional associated attributes of virtue, honesty and wisdom. Because of all of these traits, it is perfect birthstone for engagement ring.

May Birthstone – Emerald

Emerald is May Birthstone, discovered in the Egypt and in the past it was worn by the Cleopatra Princess. It was believed to be a healing stone by Indians. It is one of the precious birthstone that is founded in the green color hues. Like sapphire it’s lavishing property is enhanced with the application of cut on the stone.

This birthstone behaves opposite to the diamond as in diamond, inclusions decrease the value of the diamonds but in case of Emerald, inclusions make it unique and more dazzling. It is soft stone and definitely has inclusions.

Synthetic Emeralds are also available in the market but they are not matching the quality of natural Emeralds.

August Birthstone – Peridot

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The Hawaiian people worshipped Peridot, the birthstone of August because they considered it to be connected with the volcano goddess. Peridot is the only gemstone that comes in only one color. This gemstone is formed in the Earth’s mantle. It has long been associated with light. The gemstone has been found in space. Some of the most famous peridots are those that adorn The Shrine of the Three Kings.

Most gems are formed in the Earth’s crust. The two exceptions are peridot and diamond. They’re formed much deeper in the Earth; in the mantle. Peridot forms in magma in the upper mantle, about 20 to 55 miles deep. It is brought to the surface by tectonic or volcanic activity. It is one of the oldest known gemstones, with ancient records documenting the mining of peridot from as early as 1500 B.C.