Category Archives: Gemstones

Gemstone Appraisal

Online Gemstone appraisal guide for buyers, investors, and gemstone collectors

Get an evaluation of gemstones expressed in dollars to be used for insurance, estate, investment, collecting, trading, or other purposes. An appraisal is a researched estimate of retail replacement value of the appropriate market value. A certificate written report describing the results of examination of a gemstone detailing the weight, proportions, color and clarity grades, and any other variables pertaining to its identity and quality.

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Precious Gemstones DOES NOT certify our own gemstones. We recommend that independent appraisals be done by parties that have no interest in the out come of the appraisal, except for providing a fair and accurate assessment of gemstone market value. Many buyers of colored gemstones want to buy a certified stone. This is especially wise if you are buying an expensive precious gemstones. The main reason we do not offer gemstone certification is to keep the price down for our buyers, as the gemstone certification adds over $150 or more to the price of the gemstones we offer for sale. read more

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Birth Stone

Our birth stone chart lists birth stones by month for modern and other traditions

There are many variations of birth stones dating back to early civilizations. Learn About Birthstone Jewelry. Understand the History, Meaning and Beauty of Birthstone Jewelry with our Birthstone Jewelry Buyers Guide. Birth stones have been used for centuries to celebrate ones birth. Since different traditions have associated different gemstones with each month. These are the most commonly recognized birthstones based upon the astrological signs of the Zodiac. Gemstones have been known to have metaphysical properties that resonates with your zodiac signs.

Zodiac Sign – Month Birthstone Alterative Birthstone
Aquarius – Jan. 21 – Feb.18 Garnet Emerald
Pisces – Feb. 19 – Mar. 20 Amethyst Jade
Aires – Mar. 21 – Apr. 20 Aquamarine Bloodstone
Taurus – Apr. 21 – May 21 Diamond Sapphire
Gemini – May 22 – Jun. 21 Emerald Agate
Cancer – Jun. 22 – Jul. 22 Alexandrite Moonstone
Leo – Jul. 23 – Aug. 23 Ruby Carnelian
Virgo – Aug. 24 – Sep.22 Peridot Sardonyx
Libra – Sep. 23 – Oct. 23 Sapphire Agate
Scorpio – Oct. 24 – Nov. 22 Tourmaline Opal
Sagittarius – Nov. 23 – Dec. 21 Topaz Citrine
Capricorn – Dec. 22 – Jan. 20 Zircon Turquoise

Also please note that the dates listed here as the starting and ending dates of the astrological periods are only approximate. The zodiac birthstones list for all twelve astrological signs, including dates for each sign.  Traditionally assigned to each sign of the zodiac based on a color system, the color of a birthstone was thought to unleash the power attributed to the stone. As time went on, it became associated with calendar months instead of the zodiac. Gemstones have been known to have metaphysical properties that resonates with your zodiac signs. read more

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