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Consumer Loose Gemstone Education - Gemstone Color








The beautiful color of a gemstone is its most defining characteristics, and many expert jewelers consider it to be the most important gemstone color evaluation criterion. When you are deciding to purchase a fine loose gemstone, examine its hue, tone, and saturation.

  • Hue
    The most valuable gemstones are those that exhibit a pure color and only ‘slight’ hues of other colors in addition to their primary color. For example, some sapphire gemstones used in fine jewelry have hue range from ‘slightly purplish blue’ to slightly greenish blue’, and pink sapphire gemstones always have hue range of ‘pink’ to ‘slightly purplish pink’, and ruby gemstones have hue range from ‘slightly orangish red’ to ‘slightly purplish red’. With the exception of opals, variation in a gemstone’s hue will be called out in the gemstone details.
    To learn more about gemstone hue

  • Tone
    Gemstone tone represent the depth of a gemstone color., ranging from colorless to black. Gemstone tone is described as ‘Light’, Medium Light, ‘Medium Dark’, and ‘Dark’.  At The Jewelry Hut Gemstone Jewelry Store, we offer gemstones with the most sought after tones that falls within the range of ‘’medium light” to “medium dark”.
    To learn more about gemstone hue

  • Saturation
    Gemstone saturation, or color purity, refers to the degree to which the gem is free from brown or gray hues. The most desirable gemstones, which show slight little gray or brown, are often described as having ‘Vivid’ or ‘Strong’ color saturation.  Generally, the levels of color saturation will not be called out in jewelry product details because the gemstones in The Jewelry Hut jewelry Collection are hand selected with care for their vivid colors.
    To learn more about gemstone hue

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You may search our new color gemstones advance search feature to look for your favorite color gemstone and purchase it at The Jewelry Hut virtual gemstone jewelry gallery.  Just click on the following link and continue with your search.

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