Gemstones: Picking the Size that’s Right for You
All gems are NOT created equal when it comes to size. Because of their different composition, some gemstones are denser than others and so a 1-carat emerald may look different in size than a 1-carat ruby. Mass is a funny thing when it comes to gemstones, so don’t imagine them all looking identical in size when looking at different gemstones. Be sure to become familiar with a particular gemstone, not only in terms of size, but in regards to the other features as well so that you have a good sense of what to expect. If you are interested in rubies, for instance, shop around for rubies taking care to look at the particular color, size and cut you are interested in so that you can get a good feel for your market, and the value of this gem.
Gemstones will come cut according to one of the following dimensions, which includes: round, square, pear and oval. When getting a gemstone set, you want to make sure that the gem is not hidden in the setting but properly sitting in the setting so that most of its beauty can be fully appreciated.
Be sure to shop around for your particular gemstone, either going to various reputable jewelry stores in person or online. There is a whole storehouse of information online that can help you assess gemstones, which will help ensure you getting a good deal and making a sound investment.