Is Your Gemstone Bracelet Real or Fake? How to Tell the Difference

Semi and Precious Gemstone Bracelets

Amazonte Sterling Silver Chainmail Gemstone Bracelet

Amazonte Sterling Silver Chainmail Gemstone Bracelet

Just as the name suggests, gemstone bracelets are crafted using gemstones. There are two major types of gemstones: precious and semi-precious. The precious type of gemstones are the rarest and most expensive, while semi precious ones are neither rare nor expensive. Precious gemstones which can be used to make bracelets include: emeralds, sapphires, diamonds and rubies. Semi precious gemstones include aquamarines and garnets. Bracelets made of gemstone can be used as a gift in almost any occasion may it a birthday, an anniversary, or just an appreciation gift to a loved one.

Gemstone bracelets can match with any outfit you wear, and still make you noticeable. Depending on your apparel and mood, a gemstone bracelet can make you look casual or formal. Generally, classic and exaggerated gemstone bracelets are worn by girls and women. However you should note that, classic does not mean monotonous, in fact classic gemstone bracelets are very elegant with superior fine details. There are several types of bracelets which can be made of gemstones. These are: ankle bracelets, bangle bracelets and earring bracelets.

Cleaning and Care Tips for Your Gemstone Bracelet

African Opal Gemstone Bracelet with Faceted Citrine Gemstones

African Opal Gemstone Bracelet with Faceted Citrine Gemstones

It is very important to know how to clean a gemstone bracelet to avoid ruining the shiny look of the stones. All gemstones need utmost care when cleaning. First of all, you should always make sure that your bracelet does not come into direct contact with water. Secondly, you should always use soft brush when cleaning a gemstone bracelet to avoid scratches. In case you are using a cloth, make sure it is soft and clean. You should also enquire from the dealer if the gemstone used in the bracelet can be cleaned using ultrasonic cleaner, since not all gemstones benefit from it.

Customized or handmade gemstone bracelets are also liked by many people. Hand making a gemstone bracelet is easy. First, you should select the gemstones according to sizes, shapes, styles and colors. Make sure you select gemstones that harmonize with each other when paired. Lighter gemstones may require lighter beading wire that the heavier ones. If you are making a bracelet for a special person, you should know the size of his or her wrist or ankle, or approximate size. Otherwise, you can measure the length of his or her old bracelet especially when you want the bracelet to be a surprise. The beading wire should be cut at appropriate length using wire nippers. Make sure you add at least an inch or two of the wrist measurement so that the gemstones can be securely clasped onto the wire. The ring of the gemstone clasp is threaded onto one end of the beading wire. Then, you should loop the beading wire around the ring again and crimp the beading wire into place. After finishing, you should cut excess wire from the bracelet to avoid hurting your skin.

Pay Attention to Color

Dyed Gold Freshwater Pearl Gemstone Bracelet

Dyed Gold Freshwater Pearl Gemstone Bracelet

Whenever you want to buy a gemstone bracelet, it is always important to pay more attention to the color. Unlike diamonds, you should opt for a light weight gemstones with even color, since they are more valuable than the heavier ones. Moreover, deep blue shaded stones are usually more expensive, while those with a tinge of green are less expensive although they look good too. However, the price of the bracelet will be determined by the size, quality, kind, and cut of the gemstone. You should also buy your bracelet from a reputable dealer since some of the dealers treat the gemstones in different ways with some passing off fake stones instead of natural ones.

How to Spot a Fake Gemstone Bracelet?

To ensure that you do not purchase a bracelet made of fake gemstones, there are several things that you should consider, or ask the dealer. They include: coating, dye, the heat treatment of the gemstone used, and the irradiation from the stones. You can choose to have a bracelet made of several gemstones or one made of just one specific gemstone. A bracelet crafted using mixture of both precious and semi precious gemstones usually attract average price, it is tough, and can last for long time. However, that does not mean that you should not go for a bracelet made of just precious gemstones or semi precious one. It all depend on your budget and style.

There are several benefits of wearing a gemstone bracelet. To start with, the wrist or ankle is the ending of the body blood circulation. Since the return of pressure of the blood depends on the heart, wearing a gemstone bracelet comes in handy in promoting blood circulation. Another benefit of wearing a bracelet made of gemstones is that, most gemstones contain essential minerals. When you wear a gemstone bracelet, the minerals come into contact with the skin, enabling the minerals to be absorbed by the body.