What To Look For When Choosing Silver and Gemstone Pendants

With all of the different styles and varieties of silver gemstone pendants, you could basically have a different jewelry look every day for a year and never have to wear the same one twice. Knowing what to look for can be more of a challenge, especially when you are trying to get the most for your money when shopping for a silver gemstone necklace.

The quality of gemstones can vary greatly, but the taking the time to research characteristics and look of the gemstone, will helped to make sure that you know what to look out for, while shopping for a silver gemstone pendant.

In choosing your pendant, one of the first things you need to look at is the color. Sometimes gemstones are enhanced, usually with a dye, to darken the color of the stone. This is fine especially if you're looking for a certain hue, and are made aware that it is enhanced and you made a conscious choice to purchase it.

It is not however acceptable to be told it's color is natural and then the next day you're blouse becomes streaked with red stripes.

If you pick up a silver gemstone pendant and the color of the stone is a little bit too perfect and only $6.00, it is best to put it back down. Most natural gemstones have variations, color fluctuations, natural veining within its formation, such as with turquoise. This adds to the unique beauty of the gemstone, but extremely cheap but seemingly perfect gem stones are usually either fakes or enhanced to the point of perfection with the use of plastic resins. By you knowing what a stone is supposed to look like, it's going to be one of your best defenses in making sure that the gemstone in your silver gemstone necklace is genuine.

Checking on the setting is the next thing you need to do, making sure that the gemstone is not loose within the setting. Sometimes it takes a bit more than just wiggling the stone in the setting, so by giving it a little shake, you should be able to hear if it's rattling around in the setting. The last thing you want to do is lose a stone from your beautiful silver gemstone pendant. In most cases the silver will be stamped with the mark somewhere on the back of the pendant, normally with a .925 and is a good indication that your silver gemstone pendant is one of quality.

Higher end quality silver gemstone pendants, with an excellent quality gemstone, can also vary in price, depending on the size, cut, and the weight of the silver or the rarity of the gemstone. Generally this ensures you that have a silver gemstone pendant of genuine quality and will provide you with many years of enjoyment.

Purchasing a high quality silver gemstone pendant with confidence is easy and relatively pain free. Taking the time to be aware of the market, and by being an informed shopper will make sure that you were happy and satisfied with your purchase.


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