Gemstone Identification: From Discovery to Custom Creation

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QUICK LINKS: 1. What Is Gemstone Identification | 2. The Importance of Proper Identification | 3. Common Methods Used in Gemstone Identification | 4. Our Expertise at Bell & Brunt Jewellers | 5. Transforming Gems into Timeless Treasures | 6. Crafting Your Unique Story | 7. Experience the Bell & Brunt Difference

Gemstones, with their dazzling colours and inherent beauty, have captivated for centuries. Whether inherited through generations or discovered in the depths of the earth, each gemstone carries a unique story waiting to be uncovered. Understanding how to identify these precious stones is not only fascinating but also crucial for appreciating their value and potential.

What is Gemstone Identification?

Gemstone identification is the art and science of determining the type, quality, and authenticity of gemstones. It involves examining various characteristics such as refractive indexes, natural inclusions, specific gravity, and thermal properties to distinguish one gem from another. Each gemstone species has its own distinct characteristics, making identification a specialised skill mastered by gemmologists and jewellers alike.

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The Importance of Proper Identification

Accurate gemstone identification ensures transparency and trust in the jewellery industry. It allows you to make informed decisions when purchasing gemstone jewellery or when seeking to authenticate stones you have acquired or inherited. Identifying gemstones correctly also plays a vital role in assessing their rarity, quality, and suitability for different types of jewellery settings.

Common Methods Used in Gemstone Identification

Gemmologists employ several methods to identify gemstones, including:

  • Visual Examination: Assessing colour, transparency, and inclusions visible to the naked eye.
  • Magnification: Using tools like loupes and microscopes to examine internal features and minute details.
  • Gemmological Tests: Conducting specific tests such as refractive index measurement, measuring specific gravity, thermal probing, ultraviolet testing and spectroscopy to determine chemical composition.

Each method provides valuable insights into the unique characteristics of gemstones, aiding in their accurate identification.

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Our Expertise at Bell & Brunt Jewellers

At Bell & Brunt Jewellers, we pride ourselves on our expertise in gemstone identification and craftsmanship. With over a century of experience in creating bespoke jewellery, our team of master jewellers and qualified gemmologists possesses a deep understanding of gemstone Mohs hardness, durability and quality to harness their best potential. 

Transforming Gems into Timeless Treasures

If you have inherited a collection of gemstones or stumbled upon a unique find, our experts can help you unlock their hidden beauty. Whether it’s a dazzling sapphire, a radiant emerald, or a mysterious opal, we specialise in crafting these gems into exquisite pieces safely while protecting your precious gems from undue wear and tear.

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Crafting Your Unique Story

Each gemstone tells a story, and at Bell & Brunt, we are dedicated to preserving and enhancing that narrative. From initial consultation to final creation, our process revolves around you – your vision, your preferences, and your cherished moments. Whether you desire a classic engagement ring, a custom pendant, or a family heirloom reimagined, our artisans are committed to creating a masterpiece that resonates with your unique journey.

Experience the Bell & Brunt Difference

Explore the world of gemstones with us. Visit our studio in Adelaide or connect with us online to discover how we can transform your gemstone into a cherished piece of jewellery. Let our passion for craftsmanship and commitment to excellence elevate your story.

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