Gemstones are a lovely, delightful expression of nature. Occurring in every color of the rainbow and every hue in between, color is often the deciding factor in a gemstone’s appeal. Gemstones will often have a secondary or even tertiary body color as well.
When evaluating the color of gemstones, there are three basic criteria to keep in mind:
- Hue refers to the overall body color of the gemstone; the color that jumps out at first glance.
- Saturation refers to how deep or vivid the color appears.
- Tone means how light or dark the stone appears
Remember, the true value of a gemstone is in the eyes of the beholder. Buy what you love and you will always love what you buy.
To help you get started in your selection, below is a broad overview of gemstones readily available. I’m happy to secure any stone you desire or create with stones you already have.