Gemstone Education

Gemstones

There are many different families of gemstones coming from all around the world and most are revered for their most visible characteristic, their color. Your Jewelry Box knows how to select gemstones that present you the most desired colors in each variety of gem that we offer. When inspecting gemstone color we look at hue, saturation, and tone which we will explain below.

Hue

The most valuable gemstones contain a pure color with only slight hues of other color. The exception to this rule would be stones that are pleochromatic. The most common of these color change stones would be opal, alexandrite, and iolite.

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