Colored Gems

Universal appeal

Colorful and shimmering cut gemstones

Found and appreciated around the world, colorful and shimmering cut gemstones share a universal appeal. The attraction of gemstone jewelry, with its numerous color and style combinations, is its ability to create, capture, or replicate personal style. While most buyers likely choose gemstones for their beauty and to represent their feelings toward another, others choose gemstones for what they consider to be their therapeutic benefits or their symbolism. When it comes to colored gemstones, the traditional differentiation of precious gemstones is rarity; diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald are considered precious because they are the rarest. Then there are lab-created, synthetic, and simulated gemstones that resemble the beauty of more costly genuine gemstones and have been popular in jewelry for many years. It is important to know, though, that the value of these imitations vary greatly, and their endless beauty depends on the kind of gem they are.