WHAT ARE GEMSTONES?
A gemstone is a mineral formed by nature which is cut and polished for use in jewelry or decoration. Gemstones are also frequently used for watches, writing instruments, and more recent consumer markets such as lifestyle electronics and eyewear. Gemstones can be found in nature in different levels of quality, and can be judged according to four factors: beauty, durability, rarity, and value. The beauty of a gemstone depends on the perfection of the cut, which in turn transforms the rough material into a vauable gemstone. Swarovski gemstones are unique, as we take only the finest quality rough and cut it to perfection. Thanks to Swarovski’s exceptional expertise and innovative technology, our precision-cutting techniques bring out the maximum brilliance, fire, and color intensity of every single stone.
A GEMSTONE A GEMSTONE?
A subjective factor, but generally influenced
by the 4 C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat)
A measure of hardness (resistance to
surface scratching), toughness (resistance
to development of fractures or cleavage)
and stability (resistance to physical or
Depending on how available the gemstone is
in geological, marketplace and comparative terms
• Value Factors
The 4 C’s