OPERA’S GUIDE TO JEWELRY: GEMSTONES

OUR GUIDE TO BUYING GEMSTONES

OPERA'S FINE JEWELRY

OPERA certifies that its products and the ones of its partners are made with materials coming from legitimate sources, not involved in armed conflicts and respecting the United Nations resolutions. Moreover OPERA has always worked exclusively with suppliers and master craftsmen that value work and environmental ethics and reward the Italian craftsmanship. From planning to the creation of a jewel,  OPERA, works only with companies ambassadors of products 100% Made in Italy.

GEMSTONES

Colourful and diverse, gemstones define your personality, they can complement your look or define your style. When choosing the right one, you have to keep in mind a few characteristics that define their quality. Here are the key aspects to look for:

COLOR

The most important quality, colour defines the beauty of a gemstone; the purity of the hue, the depth of tone and the colour saturation determine its quality and give it personality.  A high grade gemstone presents colours that include “slight” traces of other colours, are highly saturated and are not too dark and not too light. At OPERA we offer only the highest quality coloured gemstones available.

CLARITY

Almost all gemstones contain imperfections, it’s a natural quality; flawless ones are extremely rare and expensive. A high grade gemstone is one that presents light inclusions. At OPERA you will find only the best quality gemstones available.

CUT

Although there isn’t an ideal cut in gemstones, it is very important. A high grade cut must give the gemstone a most even colour, display its majority when set and expose the fewest inclusions. At OPERA we look for only the best cuts in order to give you a gemstone unlike any other.

SIZE

Carat weight may differ from one gemstone to another; this means that two comparable gemstones in size may present a different carat weight. Although It’s not the most important quality, they define the look and design of the jewel they are set in. At OPERA we offer all kinds of carat weights depending on your taste.