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Gemstone Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now!

by The Jewel Creation Jewelry Making
Gemstones are bought and worn by people of different cultures, race, genders, and ethnicity, for numerous astrological, financial, and healing benefits they are believed to bring in the life of a wearer. But as much as they are liked, they are also hated, berated, and sometimes bought with false expectations, all because of certain well-established myths. So let us have a look at 4 such gemstones myths that are so famous and good, that it’s almost impossible to not believe them for any reason. Understanding these myths, and their backstories, could help you choose bulk gemstones better from next time on.

Myth#1 : Diamonds- Bigger the Better

It's a widespread misconception that relates the size of a diamond with its quality. According to this, bigger the diamond, bigger it will score on the quality front. But nothing could be more wrong than this one little myth, mostly spread by gemstone sellers who have little to no knowledge about the 4Cs of gemstone quality. According to expert gemologists, the quality of a diamond, or of any other gemstone, should be judged based on the 4cs, which are:  Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. And definitely not by its size.

Myth#2: “Precious” Gemstones are Way Important than “Semi-precious” Ones

A rather cheap attempt to skyrocket the reputation of Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire by placing a misnomer as a prefix. In reality, be it a precious or semi precious bead, its cost, quality, and other favorable traits would only depend upon the 4Cs explained above.

Sapphires Mean Only Blue

Both Saphhires and Ruby belong to the corundum family; a type of crystallized aluminum oxide. The color of both the gemstones depends upon the low concentration of elements like iron, chromium, magnesiumm,etc. Depending upon the oxidation state of these elements, the color of the Sapphire could range from blue to the opposite orange. The only color that this gemstone can never exhibit is Red, as the corundum of this color is called Ruby.

Opals Bring You Bad Luck

There are a bunch of superstitions that work together to further fuel the myth that Opalas are gemstones that bring bad luck. For instance, it is advised by some astrologists that only those born in the month of October should wear opals.  Of course, not true. According to another superstition, engagement rings should never get mounted with opals, otherwise, the bride might become a widow anytime. Again, not true. Such a bad reputation to opal was brought by a series of misfortunes and tragic events that happened in the late 18th and the early 19th century. Many also regard Sir Walter Scott’s novel “Anne of Geierstein” as the reason behind this gemstone getting a bad name.

If folklores are to be believed, then Roman Ceasers wore and treated Opal as the sign of good luck. They also distributed it as bulk gemstones among their wives and many courtiers.


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