Mens Gem Stone Claddagh Rings, Selecting The Gemstone
It is true that the first claddagh ring made about four centuries ago did not have a gem stone. But the option to add a gem stone to your mens claddagh ring, can add meaning and also enhance the appearance of this historic jewel. Kaisilver claddagh rings for men and ladies can be made with or without gems, in this report we discuss relevant issues to guide you in making the right gem selection for your men's claddagh ring. We will start by making one clarification, the gemstone choice for your ring need not be dependent on the metal that you choose. This obviously means that all gem options would be possible for mens gold or silver claddagh rings. At Kai Silver each gem stone is handpicked and closely inspected before being custom cut. With our close network with global gem miners and cutters, we do not restrict your selection to a small set of fixed inventory. You can select the gem of your choice when ordering our mens gemstone claddagh rings.
If you had to talk about the MAN60 mens claddagh ring shown above, it is shown with a carnelian gemstone. This is one gemstone that many men choose because of it's meaning. It is believed that wearing a carnelian gem stone makes a person calm and composed. We do not claim any such special powers for any gemstone, the information provided here is just to state beliefs and traditions. What you need to know is that the stone selection for a silver or gold mens claddagh gemstone ring, could be based on the meaning of the gemstone. Another good example is an onyx mens claddagh ring, the gemstone is believed to help a person come to terms with mental or physical tragedy.
One very popular way to select gems for a mens claddagh ring is with reference to birth stones. For centuries man has believed that each period of birth is associated with a specific stone. In modern times, these are birthstones defined by the month of birth. For example, garnet is the January birth stone and Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. The belief is that, wearing a birthstone related to ones birth date, brings good luck, good health and good fortune. It is also believed to ward off evil and bad luck. Below is a birthstone chart to help you find out the gemstone for your month of birth. You can ofcourse email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you might have.
Gemstone Size And Cost Factor.
The issue related to gem stone cost is one of the most important factors that will influence buying decisions. In the gem stone world, the gem cost and size are tied together, so we will provide some very useful and interesting information here. The MAN14 is available as a gold or sterling silver mens gemstone claddagh ring - it is shown here with an Amethyst gemstone but, could be ordered with the gem of your choice. The mens amethyst gemstone claddagh ring would be a birthstone ring for the month of February as Amethyst is the birthstone for February. The Kaisilver mens claddagh rings are available with 2 gem size options. You could order your gem stone claddagh ring for men with an 8mm gem or a 10mm gem. But there is an important condition here, some gems like ruby, sapphire, emerald and tanzanite can be very expensive when the size goes beyond 8mm. Keeping this in mind, we do not offer these gems in the 10mm gem size option. Just to give you an idea, a natural blue sapphire in the medium to good grade category, could be priced in the range of 8,000 U.S$ to 20,000 U.S$ in the 10mm heart shape size. But if you did require a citrine, amethyst, red garnet or peridot gemstone for your mens gold or 925 silver claddagh ring, the 8mm or 10mm gem size would be moderately priced. Continuing this explanation we could say, that gems like green tourmaline, pink tourmaline, morganite, iolite, aquamrine, yellow beryl and even rhodolite garnet would be in the mid price range. This is to say that they would be much more expensive than amethyst and citrine but more modestly priced as compared to, ruby, sapphire, emerald and tanzanite.
Gem Durability, An Important Factor
It is a common known fact that, men take far less care of their jewelry and watches as compared to ladies. We would like to bring in this factor into our discussion on gem selection for a mens gemstone claddagh ring. Even if you do take sufficient care of your jewelry, some gems are not as durable and sturdy as others. Your jeweler might not be as honest or frank as us, so do give this section a thorough read. The MAN33 mens black onyx gem stone mens claddagh ring, is a sturdy and durable ring. But let us presume that you were looking for a birth stone claddagh mens ring for the month of May, you would need an emerald gem stone claddagh ring. Though emerald gems are quite expensive, you would surely not classify them as sturdy or tough gems. What would be important to know is that, your emerald claddagh mens ring should not be soaked in water or, come into contact with strong chemicals or solvents. Emeralds should not be exposed to heat and need to be kept away from hard objects. Many jewelers feel that, informing the real facts to buyers would encourage the buyer to reconsider the purchase! While this could be true, it is surely no reason to cheat or fool the buyer.
If you had to have a specific gem for your mens gold or silver claddagh gem stone ring, the gem property or toughness is something that cannot influence the purchase. At the same time, knowing the properties of a gem would enable you to take sufficient care when wearing, cleaning or storing your claddagh gemstone ring. On the other hand, if your gem stone claddagh ring for men, does not have any very specific gem requirement, you might want to talk with your jeweler about suitable gem options.
Blue Gemstone Men's Cladagh Ring Options. The next paragraph discusses the issue of selecting gems by color in detail but, let us here talk about your options for a blue gemstone men's ring. Almost everyone has heard that sapphires are blue, the fact that this gem is available in a range of colors remains unknown to many. Interestingly a significant number of jewelry enthusiasts think that, sapphire is the only natural blue gem and others even if they do exist, are not worthy of being gemstones! Shown here is the MAN120 Topaz Men's Cladagh Ring in gold or 925 silver. Blue topaz is available in 3 broad shades of blue, light blue, bright blue and a more saturated deeper blue referred to as London Blue Topaz. The ring is shown here with a handpicked and immaculately cut London Blue Topaz Gem. Now the point is that, if you wished to get a men's blue gem claddagh ring with a natural blue gem - considering one of the blue shades of topaz would get you a handsome ring at an attractive price. Check out the details for this ring on the link for MAN120 provided above and you will get a clearer idea. Since we are talking about alternate options for a natural blue gemstone aside from, blue sapphire let's list a few suggestions here - blue turquoise, blue lapis, blue spinel, blue zircon, iolite and tanzanite would be gems worth considering. Your jeweler can give you more detailed information for the specific gems that interest you.
Gemstones By Color, For Your Mens Ring.
This is one scenario in which your jeweler could be of a big help. However if you have a jeweler who like most other jewelers, is only interested in making fat value sales, you could miss some very useful opportunities. Many jewelry buyers feel that the only blue gem worth buying is a blue sapphire, similarly it is felt that the only natural green gemstone is an emerald. Make sure that you have your doubts clarified before selecting a specific gem for your mens claddagh ring. While blue sapphire and emeralds are very prominent gems in their own color categories, they are also some of the most expensive gems used in jewelry. Another interesting fact about emeralds is that, they are not very durable despite their high price tags!
Let us presume that you wanted a silver or gold mens claddagh gem stone ring with a large blue gem. In terms of a Kaisilver mens claddagh ring, this could be a 10mm heart shaped gemstone. We mentioned about that such a blue sapphire could cost as much at least 7,000 to 8,000 U.S$ for the piece and that too, in very ordinary quality. Now if you were not very partiular about which blue gem should be set in your claddagh blue gem stone ring, your jeweler could make suitable recommendations. Some blue gem options would be blue sapphire, blue lapis, swiss blue topaz, london blue topaz, probably light blue aquamarine etc. Blue topaz offers great value for the money that you spend, large gems can be found in eye clean quality with no color zoning. This is surely not something that you can expect in a 10mm heart shaped blue sapphire even if, you pay 10,000 U.S$ for the piece.
Other gemstone colors can also be available in various price ranges, ruby, red garnet, red spinel are some examples. If you had to talk about green gems for your mens gold or sterling silver claddagh ring, emerald, peridot, green tourmaline, green jade and even green sapphires are something that you could consider. The list of gems is huge for various gem colors, you need to work with a jeweler who works on your side to get the best equation between, price, quality and ofcourse personal satisfaction.
Kaisilver: We have pioneered the establishment of high end online custom made jewelry. More than 7,000 quality conscious and knowledgeable gem and jewelry lovers across the globe rely on Kaisilver for all their gem and jewelry requirements. We maintain the same quality standards for silver and gold jewelry and can custom make all types of jewelry with your designs or ours. Our direct connections with almost every gem mining center across the globe, give us direct access to the world's largest gem resources. We are also privileged by getting preferential access to more than 200 million carats of cut and polished gems. Since we are not restrained by any fixed inventory or commitments, we place no restriction on your gem selection. Some of the best talents in the jewelry design and crafting community work on all our custom jewelry orders. Do take the benefit of our expertise in this industry and contact us with any queries or requirements that you might have, the team at email@example.com will be glad to help you. Since you will never be under an obligation to purchase anything from us, we encourage you to keep in touch.