Is This You?
Have you got a lackluster or faded gemstone? Chipped or cracked gemstone? Sad looking gemstone? That’s not right. And you’re probable avoiding wearing it because it doesn’t look like it should!
As a busy gem fixing jeweler I’ve had some great before and after pictures I’ve wanted to share to inspire you. Change, fix or re-polish your gems! I got so excited I did a video on faded gemstones, cracked gemstones and garbage disposaled gemstones.
Faded Gemstones Video
Gems That Fade
Over time, some gemstones lose their vividness of color. Quartz family gems are especially vulnerable to this problem.
Rose quartz exposed to sunlight can lose its pinkness fairly quickly. Morganite and Kunzite are often referred to as “evening gems” as their colors are delicate and sparkly and look good at night. Worn in daylight, however, they can slowly fade. Amethyst can also lose its color but is more stable than rose quartz. More on this.
One day, a client of mine, showed me a nice, inherited amethyst ring from her grandma. “I remember her wearing it all the time, partly because she had large hands like me,” Alison told me that afternoon. “But even after having it sized, I’m still not wearing it.”
I pointed out that the color of the gem was a bit drab and that it had probably faded over the years. “But I could never replace it,” Alison said. “It was just how she wore it!”
I explained more about how amethysts can lose their color over the years. “You know,” I said. “I could put in a bright, new amethyst that would probably look just like your grandma’s when she first chose the ring.”
“Well…when you put it like that…” Alison said. “Let’s do it. I really do want to wear this ring.”
She was over the moon when I presented her with her grandma’s ring with a big, new, brilliant amethyst in the center. The difference was spectacular. “This baby’s not living in the bottom of my jewelry box anymore!” she exclaimed.
Replace Old and Faded Gemstones
Replacing old, scratched, and faded gemstones is easier than you think and can make a huge difference in your jewelry. A new gemstone can turn an old and dull ring to something new and bright and that you’d be proud to wear.
Go Through Your Jewelry Box
Go through your jewelry box and see if there are any rings or pendants whose color isn’t making you want to grab it and put it on.
Now visualize this piece of jewelry with a vibrant new gemstone in it. Ok? Now call your favorite jeweler! It’s time for a little jewelry rescue!
Gem Fixer, Calla Gold