When you are searching for that special crystal ring to add to your gemstone jewelry collection, you should be aware of what types of crystals are there and how do they differ from each other.
First, we would like our customers to know that although the dictionary provides us with the information that a crystal is organic, in reality crystals are divided into two groups relative to their origin - rock crystals made by Mother Nature and manmade crystals, also called rhinestone crystals, which include numerous types of stones. And here is the starting point for most confusions. So keep in mind when choosing a piece of jewelry that the “crystal” word might be used for both types. Let us provide you with further throughout explanation.
Rock crystals are created our nature somewhere deep in its crust. So those crystals are mined, then “cut” into a desired shape and polished. The crystals of this group are further divided into precious and semi-precious groups.
The precious crystals are known by the name of “gemstones” and include such stones as diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and etc. Those help to create exquisite highly valuable and expensive pieces of jewelry. They showcase fantastic colors, are very rare and the sparkle is absolutely eye-catching.
Another group of semi-precious stones is more widespread. Some wonderful examples of this group are quartz of various colors, amethyst, garnet, aquamarine to name a few. They are called semi-precious simply because they possess less value from commercial point of view than precious crystals.
But what are those man-made crystals? Those also called rhinestone crystals are synthetic crystals that are created in laboratories. These stones are not organic, but many people still call them crystals. The most famous crystals of this kind are Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals and Cubic zirconias. These crystals are more affordable yet truly amazing stones used to create rings, pendants, earrings and other types of precious metals jewelry. Adding jewelry with any of these man-made stones to your wardrobe helps you add some sparkle to it while staying on a budget.