The Last Minute Jewelry Guide: Accessories for Her

February 14, 2019

The Last Minute Jewelry Guide: Accessories for Her

It’s happened to all of us, where we have a special woman in our lives and we failed to provide her with the gift she deserved for a special occasion. Whether it’s a girlfriend, wife, mother, sister or simply a friend, it’s always a direct blow to the heart that takes a while to heal. This is why we have made this guide for you on how to get some natural gemstone jewelry.


How to get the good stuff

Before you can even get to the point where you select a piece of jewelry for her, you need to make sure you know what you’re getting. That is, you need to know how to grade natural gemstone jewelry and you need to know what the implications of the grading are. The way people judge the quality of a gemstone is by using “The Three C’s.” The Three C’s are the easiest method to make sure whatever it is you’re getting is indeed genuine.


Cut

The first C stands for a cut. Let’s figure out what it means by using lapis lazuli as an example. Lapis lazuli isn’t a mineral, it’s a rock. That is important because it tells us its hardness is measured to be somewhere around 4.5 to 5.5 months. The reason the cut is important is that different cuts are a worth different amount. A sculpture made out of lapis would simply be worth more than a little lapis pebble, do to the way it was cut and the value added to it for that.

Clarity

The second C stands for clarity. Because lapis is inherently an opaque stone, you might question how someone can be able to measure its clarity. Would you have to use an x-ray machine or something? As it turns out, no, the naked eye is perfectly suitable. The clarity of lapis, is really measured by the shade of blue that it has, which is the lazurite which gives the stone the color it has. More importantly, the mineral constituents found in the stone determines the clarity/value of lapis crystal. A high calcite percentage isn’t valued well.


Carat? Nah, Color

The final C stands for carat. At least it does when you’re talking about precious stones like a diamond. With lapis, the final C stands for color. Remember where it said a high calcite percentage isn’t valued well? This is where it comes into play. The value of the Lapis stone is determined by its color. Highest grade lapis crystal comes in royal deep blue color with little or no pyrite and calcite. Presence of calcite isn’t desired much. Because it produces the white textures that reduced the market value of the stone. Similarly, too much pyrite also decreases the worth of stone.

Select Your Stone

Now that we’re done talking about how to go about picking what you’re gonna get for her, why not come to a conclusion on what to get her? We’ve been talking about lapis this whole time, and since lapis is natural gemstone jewelry, it might not be a bad idea.

Rather than just going for her with a single diamond necklace, why not go towards her with a whole set of lapis? It’s certainly more affordable, and she’ll have more to remember you by.





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Quality Guide
LOCO LAPIS LOGO

Lapis Lazuli Composition and Quality Grade

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that is formed with combination of different minerals naturally in form of crystalline marble. Main components of Lapis Lazuli are

  • Lazurite as main constituent forming original Blue color.

  • Pyrite as sprinkles giving patterns of golden color.

  • Calcite causing white color.


  • Royal blue Lapis sometimes with pyrite with no inclusions and no calcite

    Grade: AAA


  • Fine Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and without calcite

    Grade: AA


  • Best Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and some calcite

    Grade: A


  • Medium Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and some calcite outer and inner

    Grade: B


  • Low Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and a lot of calcite

    Grade: C

We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful and provides you with valuable information on the various quality grades Lapis Lazuli is being displayed on our store. All of the information that we’ve provided has been collected from various sources for your convenience. Feel free to find the best product for the best price. Happy Shopping, Good Luck..

Quality Guide
LOCO LAPIS LOGO

Lapis Lazuli Composition and Quality Grade

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that is formed with combination of different minerals naturally in form of crystalline marble. Main components of Lapis Lazuli are

  • Lazurite as main constituent forming original Blue color.

  • Pyrite as sprinkles giving patterns of golden color.

  • Calcite causing white color.


  • Royal blue Lapis sometimes with pyrite with no inclusions and no calcite

    Grade: AAA


  • Fine Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and without calcite

    Grade: AA


  • Best Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and some calcite

    Grade: A


  • Medium Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and some calcite outer and inner

    Grade: B


  • Low Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and a lot of calcite

    Grade: C

We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful and provides you with valuable information on the various quality grades Lapis Lazuli is being displayed on our store. All of the information that we’ve provided has been collected from various sources for your convenience. Feel free to find the best product for the best price. Happy Shopping, Good Luck..