Picking the Right Gemstone

When selecting colored gemstone consider the following:

  • Do you love the color?
  • Does the gemstone have brilliance and fire?
  • Does the gem have light throughout the stone, or are their flat areas?

Some jewelers offer loose colored gemstones and will help you create a personalized mounting. You may prefer to buy a finished jewelry item. Discuss how you see yourself wearing the piece so that your we can help you select mountings consistent with your lifestyle. This will provide the best safeguard for your purchase.

You have the right to know what you are buying, whether it is a natural gemstone, an enhanced or treated gemstone, or a synthetic gemstone. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has established guidelines for the jewelry industry stating that jewelers must disclose any treatment that is not permanent, that creates special care requirements, or that affects the gemstone’s value. Likewise, if a material is synthetic, it must be disclosed. Addessi Jewelers is a member of Jewelers of America and upholds a high code of professional practices and commitment to disclosing all such information, in the belief that a well-informed jewelry purchaser is a satisfied purchaser.