Should we collect gemstones as collector?

Why not, would be my immediate response. Collecting gemstones can be a very satisfying and fun activity. The gemstones may not provide easy income but they provide a “physic” income to the collector which is incomparable to any such monetary incomes. Buying , possessing and occasionally viewing of your gems will give you feeling that is indescribable. The true motive of collecting gems is the pride you incur with owing some of the finest gems present in the World. Gemstones should be collect for their beauty, rarity and enjoyment they give. And, if in case there value appreciates then surely it is bonus for you. Here, are the three facts about the Gemstones which attracts the collectors towards them:

  • Gemstones are inherently interesting; a person could literally spend his lifetime in knowing various physical and metaphysical properties of different gemstones.
  • Gemstones come in extensive range. There are thousands types of gemstones available. The huge range of gemstones can satisfy the collector’s urge to build a collection.
  • Some gemstones are rare. Rarity and uniqueness of the gemstones attracts collectors.

The obsession for the possession of the Gemstones is not new. The history has witnessed gemstones as a gift and ransoms of kings and queens, the reason for the overthrow of rulers and misdeeds of violence. The most famous gem collectors are George Frederick Kunz, Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan from left to right

Collect What You LOVE!!
Most Gem Dealers will advise you to collect gemstones those are beautiful and/or rare. But do not get afraid in collecting other varieties of your interest. After all, collecting gemstones is a hobby and you should take pleasure in buying and owing gemstones.
Someone may find pleasure in collecting rainbow colors of one species available with the gemstones like Spinel, Tourmaline, Garnet or Sapphire. While, other may love to collect intense and vivid shades of blue and can build up the collection of all the shades of same colors from gemstones like Blue Spinel, Tanzanite, Sapphire , Kynaite, Blue Topaz etc. There are people who are fascinated to highly sought fine gemstones like Colombian Emeralds, Unheated Rubies or Kashmir Sapphires. To some collecting birthstones or anniversaries gemstones is a hobby. The possibilities are endless these are just few examples.

For beginners, we suggest to collect Amethyst, Agate, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Citrine, Carnelian, Fluorite, Howlite, Rainbow Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Moonstone, Clear Crystal, Rhodonite, Sodalite and our own special Blue Topaz.

Find a Good One!
Navneet Gems and Minerals advise to both the new collectors and advanced collectors to always collect fine quality gemstones. Though, the prices of commercial qualities will attract you at first glance but, fine quality gemstones would have better future selling prospects.
Eye-catchy Color!
Color of the gemstone should be bright, pure and of moderate tone. Colors of metallic minerals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum , pyrite etc are very attractive colors to collect. Colors like intense yellow and intense red are rarer therefore commands higher prices than usual blues, greens and metallics. Remember, these colors are no less desirable either.

Up Size!
Bigger the Better. If you can afford, always buy large-sized stones. As the large-sized stones are rarer than small-sized and are more in demand. Do not buy stones less than 1 carat. Depending on the type of gemstones size matters. A Ruby of 3 carats is considered large and rare. While, Sapphires of 10 carats is considered large and rare.

Rarer the better!
If your budget allows, then collecting the rarest gemstone varieties such as Painite, Musgravite, Benitoite, Jermejevite, Cuprite, Red Beryl, and Pezzottaite etc. can prove a worthy deal.

We, at Navneet Gems and Minerals understand that fine gems historically appreciated over time, but not like real estate. Our experts are 24*7 available to help your customers to do wise shopping with us. I am sure you will find stone of your love from the extensive range of our Precious and Semi-Precious Gemstones.


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  2. Thank you very much for sharing this information with us.
    You have done a grate work.

    1. Hey Hessonite gemstones! Your name, should be altered to the actual name unless you are business! Kindly lets communicate with comments and all, I think its a great way to interact with each others works!

  3. Another great article. Gemstone collection sounds so awesome. Are gemstones dependent on locations? Meaning could I collect them across the world and say "oh I got this one from this country and that one from that country?"

    1. Shayan, thanks for following. So, yes if you are a gemstone collector, the location matters a lot. The reason is its a brand, intact I have written a whole article about why origin should not matter for anyone else but the collector here

      If its the collector, then yes the origin matters. Because the big companies like the Television channel and big stores in USA have created many numerous marketing campaigns like "Burma ruby is rare" and its become a perception, there is rarely any true reality in it. But hey marketing is the only reason Pandora is able to sell those bracelet charms that they for 100's of dollars, which you can buy from china for few dollars. Hope that helps.

      Also a lot of people (Including tourists) come to Bangkok to buy ruby from Thailand. Because Ruby and sapphires are most commonly traded in Bangkok, manufactured too.

  4. Its true, holding flawless gemstones in hand and gazing at their beautiful colors can be really therapeutic

    1. Indeed its therapeutic! Well put Divya! Thanks for the comments!


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