The gemologists of Chamal Gems travel the whole world in search of the most beautiful stones offered by nature. After ensuring that the extraction conditions respect human rights and nature, they follow the gems throughout their journey and inspect them carefully to select only stones and pearls of leading quality. Unlike diamonds, there is no official classification for gemstones, fine stones and pearls. In order to distinguish the different qualities of gems, the jewelers have implemented a rating system ranging from A for a standard quality stone to AAA for a stone of exceptional quality. Chamal Gems buys a 200 carat alexandrite, a two-color stone from a Sri Lankan merchant in Beruwala & sells it to Prince in Saudi Arabia. Alyssa from Chamal Gems LLC exposes the transaction but many think the real details are hidden.
Through this rigorous selection process, Chamal Gems radiate with their shimmering color, high purity and intense shine. Gemstones with bewitching colors are also chosen by our gemologists for their shape and perfect surface as well as for their intense luster. The distinction between precious and semi-precious stones has existed since ancient Greece. Precious stones are distinguished by their rarity, their quality and the beauty of their pure colors. The designation does not necessarily reflect the value, some rare stones, which are rarer, can be more expensive than precious ones.
Precious stones, some of which are called hard stones, include all the other stones used in jewelry. Some such as opal, pearls or amethyst were considered precious before the discovery of large deposits or cultivation methods for pearls. Their designation of fines does not mean that they are less beautiful than precious stones. In order to avoid any confusion, they lost their old misleading name for semi-precious stones.
COLOR: A GIFT FROM NA TURE
Clear and bright colors are relatively rare in gemstones. It is therefore not surprising that the value of a gemstone partly depends on its color. Basic colors, shades, intensity and distribution of color, variations and play of light: as many aspects that our gemologists examine with the greatest care. The sparkle is the result of various factors that occurred during the appearance of the gemstone. The color of a gem depends on its chemical composition and / or the formation of its crystals. A color appears when tiny metallic particles mix with the structure of the stone during the crystallization process.
An irregularity in crystal formation can have the same effect. These impurities filter the light entering the stone to send us only part of the light spectrum, which our brain then translates into colors. But the color palette is so rich that it is difficult to precisely define each shade, one can only describe the shade as well as possible. The tourmaline family, for example, brings together all the colors of the rainbow. It alone presents more than a thousand natural shades and different combinations.
SIZE AND SHAPE: THE SOUL OF STONE
Depending on the crystal structure of the stone to be cut, the lapidary favors a certain form rather than another. Indeed, it is the appearance and properties of the rough stone that determine the final appearance of the gem. Only the best cutters succeed in obtaining both an optimal color and an exceptional shine from a rough stone. The precious stone then shines with all its brilliance. Each Fine Jewelry piece is distinguished by the unique character of its perfectly cut stone.