How to Select the Perfect Gemstones for Your Jewellery
Buying a semi-precious gemstone for your jewellery in Brisbane can be a minefield. With the technological advancements that have taken place in recent years, even people in the jewellery industry, if not properly trained or exposed to these stones on a regular basis, can miss the characteristics of tampered or treated stones.
Tips on selecting gemstones for designer jewellery in Brisbane
It is important to understand that although a gemstone may be natural in origin and isn’t man-made or grown in a laboratory, it can still be treated to enhance the colour and clarity of the stone. These treatments include having the inclusions in a stone filled with resins or glass, which give the appearance of a cleaner and brighter stone. Or using laser treatment to remove carbon spots and impurities which in turn gives the impression of being a more valuable stone.
Other things to consider when purchasing a gemstone for designer jewellery and engagement rings in Brisbane is where on the body it is going to be worn. Certain gemstones, like sapphires or rubies, are harder than other stones and can be made into a wide variety of pieces. However, softer stones, like kunzite, pink morganite or natural emerald, will not take the same amount of wear and tear and need to be made in a way to protect the stone from breakage.
Do you want a particular gemstone, for example, a ruby or a diamond, set in your wedding ring or engagement ring? In the comfort of our Brisbane studio, we will sit with you to make sure that the design, style and type of your designer jewellery are all best suited to that particular gemstone.
Ashley Douglas source our gemstones from a select few suppliers which we have built a long and trusting business relationship with. This is to ensure we only purchase quality gems and diamonds to set in engagement rings, wedding rings and other bespoke creations. We also recommend an individual valuation by an NCJV registered valuer to ensure the product is of the highest standard, ensuring you enjoy complete peace of mind.
If you have any questions about selecting the best gemstones for your designer jewellery, the team at Ashley Douglas in Brisbane are more than happy to sit down with you and answer all your questions. Contact us today by phone on (07) 3012 8112, send us an email or visit our workshop in the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade on the Queen Street Mall.