Beautiful wholesale silver gemstone jewelry set in solid 925 sterling silver, from all over the earth
When an early human ancestor picked up an especially pretty pebble and carried it around, he was responding with the same attraction, wonder and delight that we feel today when we twist and turn, or romance, wholesale gemstone jewelry in the light to enjoy its color and brilliance. Rare treasures of the earth, gemstones have always been symbols of might and riches. 925 Sterling Silver gemstone jewelry has been collected and hoarded, as much for its beauty as for its durability and value as a ready form of capital. Rulers and merchants filled treasure chests with jewels and gems, decorated elaborate idols and altars with gemstones, and showered silver gemstone jewelry upon the beautiful women who were the objects of their devotion and love.
Humanity has ascribed supernatural power to gemstone silver rings, crediting them with wonderful, miraculous effects and magic. Gemstone jewelry has been believed responsible for victory in battle, fecundity, personal protection and good luck. Gemstones have always been held in an awe tinged with mysticism and enchantment. Today, gem stones are still treasured by many as talismans and amulets.
Gemology - All about 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewelry
Gemstones can be generally defined as beautiful mineral crystals of great durability and rarity. The old distinction which labels one gemstone semiprecious and another precious is misleading and outmoded. Every gemstone has its special character. Within any class of abundant or common gemstones may be found some spectacular, exceptional gems which can command high prices comparable to those called precious gemstones. Among available gems one can find low-grade sapphire, ruby and emerald at lesser prices and nowhere near the beauty of some finer examples of garnet, amethyst, or topaz - in gemstone silver rings which one might assume at first glance should cost considerably less. Often the line between semi-precious gemstones and precious gemstone jewelry is blurry, and by making such an arbitrary distinction, many valuable and attractive gems are slighted.
Ordinary Minerals Create Extraordinary Wholesale Gemstone Jewelry
The great rarity of gemstones is related to how they develop in the earth, rather than their composition. Indeed, most gemstones are composed of quite common chemical elements found in abundance throughout the world- carbon, aluminum, silica and lime among others. Diamond, for example, is pure carbon--the same carbon in chimney soot, coal, and pencil graphite. It is the unique way in which those elements combine and crystallize that creates gemstones of exceptional rarity, beauty and value. Thus superlative gemstones form, under quite rare conditions, from very ordinary mineral ingredients.
Wholesale Silver Gemstone Jewelry Colors and the Play of Light
The play of color in 925 Sterling Silver gemstone rings is produced by rays of light, which the gems then affect via absorbtion or transmission of visible light frequencies. Waves of white light pass through the gemstone and are affected by the structural and chemical nature of its mineral structure. Some wavelengths are absorbed and are therefore invisible to the eye. Those which are not absorbed by the gemstone are reflected. A combination of different wavelengths radiates from the gem, and white light is thus refracted into colored light.
Impurities Transform Gemstone Minerals into Spectacular Wholesale Gemstone Jewelry
Gemstones get their colors when another element is enmeshed as a foreign impurity in the crystalline structure of the gem. These gemstone impurities occur in only microscopic quantities, and their presence can transform colorless and transparent stones, otherwise worthless, into the most valuable of nature's gem creations.
Same Gemstone Mineral, Different Gem Colors
The same element can produce different gemstone colors depending on the host mineral it has invaded. A minute trace of Chromium, for example, imparts the green color to EMERALD. Chromium in RUBY, on the other hand, absorbs green and blue portions of the light spectrum; the remaining mixture of red, orange, yellow and a trace of blue together reflect back to the eye to produce the beautiful carmine red for which ruby is famous, a color often described as "Pigeon's Blood".
Unique and Inimitable Gemstone Silver Rings
Hold a ruby next to glass and the difference is immediately apparent. No matter how cleverly color and transparency are duplicated, there is no way to duplicate the luster and sparkle of a 925 Sterling Silver gemstone ring, which is the result of several properties peculiar to gems, such as reflection, dispersion (the ability of a gemstone to separate light into its prismatic component colors), luster (the ability of the gem to reflect light from its surface without allowing it to penetrate), brilliance (the way a gemstone reflects penetrated light) and fire (the play of light bouncing in geometric angles between the facets of a cut gemstone).