While diamonds are one of the most precious belongings to anyone who loves to maintain their style statement with exclusive and expensive jewelry, not everyone can afford them. For those who love the appearance can surely go with gemstones that are as pretty as diamonds and don't make a hole in your pocket as well.
This article mentions some of the gemstones that approximate to diamonds and are sometimes rarer than the diamonds itself.
Some exquisite gemstones are:
Color: Lush blue, vibrant violet, and rich purple
Refractive Index: 1.691 to 1.700
Areas Found In: Merelani Hills of Tanzania
This gemstone belongs to the family of Zoisite minerals that appears blue and violet. This color is a resultant of the presence of vanadium in small amounts. It attracts the onlookers' special attention for its strong trichroism, which means that the crystal changes its color under different lighting conditions, which makes it so unique.
Medium-dark red: $204 per carat
Medium-dark red: $204 per carat
Medium pink: $344 per carat
Color: Pink, rose, rose-red, red, cherry-red, yellow, yellowish gray, gray, cinnamon-brown, white, colorless to pale rose in transmitted light.
Refractive Index:1.6 – 1.82
Areas Found In: Romania, Argentina
It belongs to the family of manganese carbonate minerals, which is why when it is exposed to the atmosphere, it is quite often that it develops a thin film of manganese oxide on its surface. In its pure form, it is rare to find, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure ones are found to be in shades of pink to pale brown. Looking at its healing properties, the stone is known for its unconditional love and helps people overcome heartbreaks and challenging phases of life.
Price: $20 per carat
Color: Yellow, Orange, Red, Colorless
Refractive Index:1.525 – 1.548
Hardness: 6 – 6.5
Areas Found In: Southern Norway, Sweden, various United States localities, and on some beaches along the mid-coast of South Australia.
It is a colored glittery stone, the glitter of which is caused by inclusions of the mineral Hematite, or sometimes also Pyrite or goethite. The colors resemble the sun; hence it is named "Sunstone." This does not only look attractive, but it brings balance to your chakras and energizes them.
Price: $429 per carat
Color: light blue, striped with brighter blues, whites, and even brown threads
Refractive Index:1.530 - 1.539
Hardness: 6.5 to 7
Areas Found In: Namibia, South Africa, with a small deposit in Romania.
Blue Lace Agate belongs to the class of banded Chalcedony, which belongs to the Quartz family. It is a rare type of agate that boosts the ability to communicate the thoughts that you receive from your higher self.
Refractive Index:1.54 – 1.55
Areas Found In: India, Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar, the island of southern Africa, Australia, China, Russia, many parts of the USA and Western Europe.
It is a semi-precious gemstone that belongs to the Chalcedony Quartz family. This gemstone is associated with kings and royalty from ancient times. It is believed that wearing a carnelian increases your blood flow and cures other health problems too.
Though diamonds have their value and aura, gemstones serve multiple purposes as they enhance your aesthetic beauty and work upon your stars to make your life easy going. These are precious yet not so expensive and can be afforded by middle-income groups too.