Gems 101

Gems are generally defined as naturally occurring materials – typically minerals – that are used in jewelry or for personal adornment. In most cases,  gems possess the attributes of beauty, rarity and durability.

You may have heard about the 4 C’s related to valuing gemstones: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. While gemstone professionals and connoisseurs the world over rely on these factors, there are other elements that also need to be taken into consideration when purchasing colored gemstones.

Items such as the country of origin, the durability or hardness of the stone, and comparative rarity are all important factors to consider.

At Darling Gem Imports, our gems are of the highest quality and meet most, if not all, of the specifications set by gemologists around the world.

We welcome your gem questions and invite you to “Ask A Question” at any time. One of our certified gem professionals will respond to you and service all of your gem needs.