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Natural Gemstones at Shane Co.

Beautiful loose gemstones give you the opportunity to create jewelry with a custom look, including fashion rings, pendants and engagement rings, Shop Shane Co.’s selection of high-quality, hand-selected precious stones. Shane Co. offers thousands of loose gemstones in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors. Explore thousands of beautiful hand-selected gemstones: sapphires in over 10 colors, rubies, amethyst, morganite, aquamarine, and more.

From sapphires to rubies, each gemstone is ethically sourced and hand-selected to bring out its unique beauty. Perfect for adding a pop of color to any outfit or for creating a show-stopping engagement ring that will leave everyone in awe. Don't miss your chance to own a rare and exotic gemstone.

FAQs about Natural Gemstones

  • Loose Gemstones from Shane Co.

    Beautiful loose gemstones give you the opportunity to create jewelry with a custom look, including fashion rings, pendants and engagement rings, Shop Shane Co.’s selection of high-quality, hand-selected precious stones.

    Shane Co. offers thousands of loose stones in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors.

  • What kind of gemstones does Shane Co. have?

    In addition to loose diamonds, Shane Co. has the largest selection of natural colored stones including: Sapphires: Choose from over ten sapphire colors, including yellow, pink, lavender, three shades of blue and others. You can find beautiful sapphires in your favorite hue. Our vibrant sapphires let you create your own fashionable rings and necklaces.

    Rubies: A red ruby evokes feelings of romance and desire. Our rubies have a true red color, never the purplish tone typical of inferior rubies sold elsewhere.

  • What can I use a loose gemstone for?

    Our large selection of loose gemstones gives you infinite options to create custom pieces. With your favorite gemstone in hand, your jewelry opportunities are unlimited; place a beautiful ruby in a pendant, or create a custom charm with a colorful sapphire.

    When you fall in love with a loose stone, it’s time to find the perfect setting. Whether you want to add a loose gemstone to a necklace or one of our stylish rings, buying loose precious stones from Shane Co. means getting the finest hand-picked quality and value for your money.

  • How does Shane Co. source its loose gemstones?

    The Shane family has spent decades building relationships with some of the world’s most renowned stonecutters. This gives our team access to the finest loose gemstones and loose diamonds.

    Whether you’re selecting loose gemstones online or in-store for your diamond wedding ring, or you prefer our pre-set bridal rings with the center stone already in place, you can be confident that you’re getting visibly superior quality.

  • What are some popular colorful gemstones?

    Some popular colorful gemstones include sapphires, emeralds, rubies, amethysts, aquamarines, and opals. These gemstones come in a variety of vibrant hues, making them highly sought after for jewelry and fashion accessories.

  • How are colorful gemstones formed?

    Colorful gemstones are formed through various geological processes. For example, sapphires and rubies are formed when aluminum oxide crystallizes under high pressure and temperature conditions. On the other hand, emeralds are created when beryllium and chromium combine with aluminum and oxygen in the Earth's crust.

  • Are colorful gemstones more expensive than clear gemstones?

    The price of colorful gemstones can vary depending on factors such as rarity, quality, and demand. While some colorful gemstones may be more expensive due to their scarcity, it is not a general rule that they are always pricier than clear gemstones. Ultimately, the value of a gemstone is determined by its unique characteristics and market demand.

  • How can I care for my colorful gemstone jewelry?

    To care for your colorful gemstone jewelry, it is important to avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and direct sunlight. Additionally, regular cleaning with a soft cloth and mild soap solution can help maintain their luster. It is also advisable to store them separately in a soft pouch or jewelry box to prevent scratching or damage.

  • Can colorful gemstones be used for engagement rings?

    Yes, colorful gemstones can be a stunning alternative to traditional diamond engagement rings. Many couples are opting for gemstones like sapphires or emeralds as center stones, adding a unique and personal touch to their ring. However, it is important to consider the durability and hardness of the gemstone when choosing it for everyday wear.

  • What are loose ruby gemstones?

    Loose ruby gemstones are natural rubies that have been cut and polished, ready to be set into jewelry settings like rings, necklaces, or earrings. These gems are perfect for any jewelry setting, allowing you to customize your own unique piece.

  • Can I choose the quality of the loose ruby I want?

    Yes, you can choose the quality of your loose ruby based on factors like color, clarity, and cut. We provide detailed information and grading for each gemstone, helping you make an informed decision.

  • Can I get assistance with designing personalized jewelry using these loose rubies?

    Absolutely! Our expert jewelers can assist you in creating a personalized piece of jewelry using the loose ruby of your choice. Contact our customer support for personalized design guidance.

FAQs about Sapphires

  • Will my sapphire chip?

    Sapphires rate a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, which means they are extremely strong and not prone to chipping. Sapphire is primarily made out of the mineral corundum, which is the second hardest type of mineral only after diamonds.

  • Where do sapphires come from?

    There are sapphire mines all over the world. Many of these mines exist in parts of Asia and Africa, in places like Madagascar and Tanzania.

  • Will a sapphire’s color fade?

    We place a great deal of emphasis on sapphire quality and hand-select gemstones that will not fade in color over time. We don’t sell glass-filled stones and always make sure to view each stone carefully under natural sunlight to determine its true color.

  • Can you use sapphire for the center gemstone on an engagement ring?

    Yes, sapphires make stunning options for engagement rings! Their unique beauty and depth of color can evoke distinct emotions.

  • What are sapphires?

    Sapphires are precious gemstones known for their stunning blue color, although they can also come in various other hues. These gemstones are a type of corundum mineral and are highly valued for their durability and beauty.

  • Where are sapphires found?

    Sapphires can be found in several countries around the world, including Australia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Myanmar. Each location produces sapphires with unique characteristics and colors, making them highly sought after by gem enthusiasts and collectors.

  • How are sapphires formed?

    Sapphires are formed deep within the Earth's crust under intense heat and pressure. The presence of specific elements, such as aluminum and oxygen, combined with these extreme conditions, results in the formation of corundum crystals, which eventually become sapphires.

  • What are the different colors of sapphires?

    While blue is the most well-known color for sapphires, they can also occur in a range of other colors, including pink, yellow, green, purple, and even colorless. These different hues are caused by the presence of trace elements during their formation, adding unique characteristics to each gemstone.

  • How are sapphires graded and valued?

    Sapphires are graded based on several factors, including color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. The most valuable sapphires exhibit a vibrant and evenly distributed color, high clarity with minimal inclusions, excellent cut and polish, and a desirable size. The combination of these factors determines their overall value in the market.

  • How can I care for my sapphire jewelry?

    To keep your sapphire jewelry looking its best, it is recommended to clean it regularly with mild soapy water and a soft brush. Avoid exposing your sapphires to harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and sudden impacts. Additionally, it is advisable to store your sapphire jewelry separately to prevent scratching or damage.

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About Diamonds

Whatever style of wedding rings you have in mind, we have the best selection. Shop thousands of exclusive styles, including many wedding rings created by our own world-class designers and artisans. Your Shane Co. wedding rings will be unique and reflect your individual style and personality.

Finding the right diamond

The measure of a diamond’s beauty is a well-executed cut. Using the 4Cs can help you find the perfect diamond. Carat: Carat is the unit of measurement for a diamond's weight. Rarity means larger diamonds of the same quality are worth more per carat. Clarity: Clarity refers to the purity of the diamond and assesses the number, size, relief, and position of inclusions and blemishes. Color: Color refers to the color within the diamond, not the reflected light. The less color there is, the higher the grade. Even the slightest hint can make a dramatic difference in value. Cut: Cut refers to a diamond's symmetry, proportions, and polish, which determine how the diamond’s facets interact with light. Shane Co.'s diamond buyers go to the stone cutters around the world and hand-pick diamonds with the most sparkle from within each grade for our stores and our website. Whatever diamond grade you choose, you will clearly see the difference in the way Shane Co. diamonds sparkle.

Can you buy loose diamonds?

Buying a loose diamond can offer many benefits. When you purchase a center diamond stone separately, you will be able to find a diamond that matches your desired specifications and quality characteristics. Once you find the perfect diamond, you can have it mounted on your chosen setting for a beautifully customized piece.