What is the Most Popular Gemstone Optical Quality?

Press Release   •   Nov 10, 2010 09:24 GMT

<p>A recent survey conducted by G.A.E.A. Limited, has uncovered a new move regarding the most desirable optical qualities of faceted gemstones.</p><p>Gemmologists have understood for a long time that each type of gemstone has its own unique visual offering which is either natural or human-induced into the gemstone by expert faceting. While special expert faceting techniques give brilliance and favourable optical impression to the gemstone, the new survey suggests that it is the gemstones natural qualities that are the most intriguing to the modern purchaser.</p><p>Out of all the natural gemstone properties, the survey suggests that Labradorescence is highly favoured as it is both captivating and visually fascinating. This new popularity is partly due to the gemstones rarity; gemstones which offer labradorescence are not commercially available in high street stores.</p><p>In fact labradorescence is a very rare effect which only occurs in a handful of gemstones such as <a href="http://www.gaealimited.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&amp;page=shop.browse&amp;category_id=69&amp;Itemid=94&amp;TreeId=8"&gt;Labradorite&lt;/a&gt; gemstones or Spectrolite gemstones.</p><p><a href="http://www.gaealimited.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;layout=blog&amp;id=56&amp;Itemid=166"&gt;Alan Roddis</a>, Managing Director of G.A.E.A. Limited, says, "Labradorescence in Labradorite gemstones arises from light interference within microscopically thin layers of twinned crystals. The sizes and orientations of these twin lamellae are consistent in these feldspar minerals, thus colours are strong".</p><p>The survey suggests that what makes the labradorescence phenomenon highly appealing is that it is strongly orientation dependant. Two people viewing a single gemstone from two different angles are highly likely to see two different gemstone dazzling colour displays.</p><p>Such colour displays are further enhanced by <a href="http://www.gaealimited.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=83&amp;Itemid=93"&gt;expert faceting</a> which makes the most of Labradorite's unique type of colourful sheen. This is a specialist technique, tackled by only the most experienced facetors.</p><p>G.A.E.A. Limited is a pioneer in faceting unusual minerals, turning them into beautiful gemstones. We have long since seen the beautiful appeal of Labradorite and currently have a beautiful range of faceted Labradorite gemstones and <a href="http://www.gaealimited.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=117&amp;Itemid=131"&gt;Labradorite rough</a> in stock. These unique gemstones are ideal gifts for that special someone who desires <a href="http://www.gaealimited.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&amp;page=shop.browse&amp;category_id=163&amp;Itemid=94&amp;TreeId=33"&gt;gemstone jewelry</a> which is unique and offers spectacular colour display.</p><p><a href="http://www.gaealimited.com/"&gt;www.gaealimited.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

G.A.E.A. Limited specialises in the faceting rare and unique precious gemstones and crystals

We have been in the jewellery manufacturing  business since 1984 and gemstone and diamond production since 1989

Our expertise is faceting specimen rough gemstones and crystals.  Each and every gemstone in our premier collection is uniquely faceted; a one of a kind and the only one in existence

There are not many materials which we will not custom facet for that special occasion or purpose. We have faceted all types of materials from Gallstones to Emeralds

The faceting process starts with the selection of the right rough. The gemstone rough must have specific qualities in order for a quality of the final product to be created

We examine rough for clarity and colour and in the case of “healing stones” look to enhance it to it’s maximum effect.