From the article of Wedding Essentials.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but Kate Valerio Jewelry shows us that gemstones are better companions. As little girls, our first encounter with birthstones is with our very first pair of stud earrings. This fascination with gemstones is then carried on as little girls become ladies, realizing the bigger value of this rarity that they could eventually pass on to their daughter one day. But besides being pretty sparklers, these natural, colored gemstones each have unique qualities that make it special, bestowing ‘gifts’ to its wearer.
“Gemstones have natural energies and healing properties like crystals do. Each birthstone has unique natural properties and energies it brings to the wearer, which is why it is a perfect choice for engagement rings.”
The Aquamarine, March Birthstone–The blue color of the Aquamarine characterizes its power to awaken spirituality and emotional intelligence. It makes a great engagement ring because it has energies that will help you become more sensitive to the needs and feelings of your partner. It also helps the wearer become aware of their partner’s emotions, which promotes positivity in the relationship.
The Blue Sapphire, September Birthstone–Blue Sapphires are a great choice for an engagement ring because it is a crystal of love, fidelity, and commitment. It’s a good gemstone to have if you’re planning to take your relationship to the next level, as it strengthens ties and deepens your love for each other. For female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, it will help you achieve your goals and succeed without compromising your principles and your integrity because the stone gives you the gift of wisdom and good judgment.
“Are gemstones more valuable than diamonds?”
Another consideration in choosing an engagement ring is the value of the jewelry itself because it’s still an investment after all. In fact, there are actually a number of gemstones that are rarer than diamonds, making it not only a sentimental favorite but a good investment piece as well.
If the standard of diamonds is based on the 4C’s (Color, Clarity, Cut, Carat Weight), the basic ways to assess colored gems are the following: the identification of gem (its natural identity), color, carat, cut and if there is any indication of heating or treatment (this is the oldest process used to enhance the color and clarity of the stone, jewelers could tell if the stone was heated and places more value on natural, unheated stones).
The legitimacy of gems is certified by gemologists who provide your jeweler with a certificate. Kate Valerio Jewelry only deals with top reputable suppliers they have worked with for years.
The Moonstone, June Birthstone–The Blue Moonstone will open your heart to your natural nurturing qualities and will inspire you to accept more love in your heart again. It is a gem that carries deep healing and sacred feminine energies. Moonstone brings healing, calming, and soothing energy that will help you regain your personal power and inner balance.
The Opal, October Birthstone–The energies of the Opal will encourage you to express your true self, to feel confident and to be comfortable in your own skin. The confidence that Opal brings will radiate in your words, thoughts, and actions. Because of this, the Opal is considered a highly seductive gem that will intensify your emotional state and encourage you to let go of your inhibitions. The Opal is considered a great engagement ring as it is known for its connection to love and passion, as well as desire, lust, sexuality, and eroticism.
“I love diamonds but I am always in the quest for something rare.”
And she did find something rare. Kate Valerio’s biggest discovery so far is the Peach Sapphire, which quickly became her favorite gemstone. Because the peach color is so rare in Sapphires, not all jewelers can offer this precious stone up front. People who are aware of the existence of the Peach Sapphire and choose it for their engagement ring wait for a number of months (and maybe years) before they could get to wear it around their finger.
“These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. - George Eliot”
Jewelry offered in the market are predominantly diamonds, and a handful offer sapphire, ruby, and emeralds. In Kate Valerio Jewelry, all natural gemstones are offered because the brand believes that every client is unique and should not be limited to only popularly known gems.