New season

When a new season arrives we feel the need to recreate ourselves. We open up to new ideas, new adventures and maybe even a new style. With spring on our doorstep, it’s as if nature has just awoken in all its grandeur of newness, colour and crispness.

I am always amazed at how the flowers know the exact time to bloom, gracing us with splendor, fields just bursting with array of colours, truly nature at its best. Flowers are so significant with Spring time and rightfully so, but while flowers are decorating the fields let’s get some insight into gems stones. Are they colourful? Yes. Are they natural? Yes and very much suitable beautifying oneself.

What is a gemstone?

A gemstone is a mineral, rock, or fossilized organic matter. Among the most highly valued gemstones are diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.  Gemologists classify gemstones based on their chemical composition and crystal structure. The value of a gemstone is usually based on its visual attractiveness, rarity, durability, size, and shape.

Gemstones have been recognized and valued throughout history. Many have been associated with symbolic significance as well as material wealth and power. In various cultural traditions, specific gemstones were thought to have the power to heal physical and mental illnesses.

A birthstone is a gemstone culturally associated with the month of a person’s birth.

The Sapphire

The birthstone for September is the Sapphire. Colour in gemstones breaks down into three components: hue, saturation, and tone. Hue is most commonly understood as the color of the gemstone. Saturation refers to the vividness or brightness of the hue, and tone is the lightness to darkness of the hue. Blue sapphires are evaluated based upon the purity of their primary hue. Purple, violet, and green are the most common secondary hues found in blue sapphires.

So now that you have some information behind these beautiful pieces, why not go out and spoil that special someone in your life. The ladies at Infacet will be more than happy to assist you.


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