Quick Answer: What makes gemstones valuable?

Do gemstones hold value?

When the stock market is declining and currency is losing value, gemstones tend to be a reliable store of value that is also compact, portable and private. Though gemstones are not as liquid as gold, a high quality Burmese ruby or Ceylon sapphire will always retain its value.

What characteristics make gemstones beautiful?

What characteristics make gemstones beautiful? Gems usually clearer, brighter and more colorful than common minerals, Some gems have a crystal structure that allows them to be cut and polished to high quality. Quartz Crystals can be used as gems.

How do I get my gemstones appraised?

A professional appraisal must included a detailed gemological description of the gem and its setting, which often requires removing a gem from its mounting. It should include a complete description of a gem’s carat weight, size, color, clarity, cut, whether a gem is natural, whether it has been enhanced.

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