Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I know if my gemstone is genuine ?
It is difficult for a layman to judge the originality a gem. You need to use certain equipment to make sure a gemstone is real. Do not trust various ideas like scratching a gemstone with a glass, putting in a refrigerator, heating, etc. It can damage the gemstone. If a gemstone is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity from a reputed lab, you will know it is genuine or if it is treated or synthetic.
What are the important factors to select the correct gem ?
Gems are selected on the basis of colour and clarity. A gem may vary from a lighter colour to a darker tone. The gem should be the right combination of hue and saturation. It should not be too light or too dark. And it is equally important that gemstone has good clarity. The clarity chart is given below: IF – Internally Flawless VVS1 & VVS2 – Very Very Small Inclusions VS1 & VS2 – Very Small Inclusions SI1 & SI2: Slightly Included I – Included IF, VVS1, VVS2 are judged as the best quality gemstones.
Does shape matters the effectiveness of a gem?
No, it doesn't. Shape is only concerned with beauty and it will not affect the astrological results of a gemstone..
Does all Gemkart gems comes with a certificate?
Yes, all gemstones on caratcut.com carries the Certificate of Authenticity from reputed laboratories like, Gemmological Institute of India(GII), Asiatic Center of Gemological Services(ACGS), etc.
Now I have selected a gem, can you suggest me which mettle it should be set in?
Blue Sapphire - Silver, Gold Yellow Sapphire - Gold, Panch Dhatu Emerald - Silver, Gold, Panch Dhatu Garnet - Silver Pearl - Silver Ruby - Gold, Copper Opal - Silver, Gold Coral - Copper, Silver, Gold, Panch Dhatu Cats Eye - Silver
Can I get the gemstone mounted on a different metal not offered on Gemkart?
You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +91 98555 68600 and we will try to get it for you.
Are your prices lower then a local jeweler?
Yes. Direct relationship with the gem miners, importers, and other gem community around the world make our prices incomparable. Selling gems online help us to cut the price of a physical outlet and thus low price then a local jeweler.
What effects I can notice after wearing a gemstone?
Natural gems are found in different qualities. The prices are based upon clarity, colour, cut, and size of a gemstone.Improvements in sleep, calmness, positive attitude, improvement in financials, family matters, studies, prosperity, and positive aura within and outside the body, and ease in handling the problems.
How a natural gemstone benefits the wearer?
Every gemstone has the power to draw energy or beams from its respective planet and channelize it into the wearer's body. This property of a gemstone is helpful in exerting its influence in miraculous ways. Each gemstone represents a planet of the solar system. The Karma Purana states that gems were created from seven different kinds of rays of light, radiating from the seven foremost planets of the solar system. These rays were transmitted in seven colours of the rainbow. These seven rays of light are responsible for all the celestial existences in cosmos, including the human body.
Hence, gems helps in fulfilling the chakras. Suppose a particular planet is strong/weak in the horoscope of a person and a person is suggested to wear the stone that represents the particular planet. The stone draws positive energy from the planet and channelizes it into the body of the wearer. The planet, since then, begins to bestow its good effect on the person who then climbs the ladder of success quickly, reaps great benefits and enjoys good relation. Now even if the person doesn't make fervent efforts, the luck still gives him strong support.
Is their any procedure to wear the astrological ring?
Yes. One should wear astrological ring/ pendant only after get it enlightened. All gems and rudrakshas at caratcut are enlightened by Vedic pujaperformed by astrologers. Not just this, but all orders at GemKart comes with a kit which consist of the procedure to wear a ring / pendant.
What are gemstone treatments?
Gem treatment is any human controlled process that improves the look, durability or value of a gemstone. Bangkok sapphire, glass filled ruby – are some of the examples of treated gemstones.
Why there are inclusions / blemishes cracks inside the gemstone?
Inclusions / blemishes or cracks are internal feature of a natural gemstone. Inclusions are integral part of a gemstone and they are bound to appear in a natural gem. Presence of inclusions in a gem helps in differentiating a natural from a synthetic/ treated gemstone.
What are synthetic gems?
A man makes synthetic gemstones in laboratories in a controlled environment. They look similar to natural gems and for a layman; it is difficult to identify them.
What are imitation gemstones?
Imitation gems merely imitate the color or look of a natural gem. They are made up of strass with a large percentage of lead to give luster, and different chemicals to give colour.
Do you sell synthetic / imitation or treated gemstones?
No, we do not sell or promote synthetic/ treated gemstones.
Does all GemKart gems comes with a certificate?
Yes, all gemstones on GemKart.com carries the Certificate of Authenticity from reputed laboratories like, Gemmological Institute of India(GII), Asiatic Center of Gemological Services (ACGS), etc.
If I do not find the gem, which I am looking for, can you arrange?
Yes, we can try for you. You can contact us on email@example.com or +91 98555 68600 and we will try to get it for you.
I received a gemstone, but I can see it is cracked / broken?
The gemstone that you buy from us goes through 3 different stages where we check the cracks and originality of a gemstone. At the first stage, the inventory team selects a gemstone- all cracked gemstones are rejected here.
In the second stage,before a gem is set in a ring or pendant, it is sent to a laboratory for certification. A laboratory rejectsa gemstone if it is broken or cracked.
In the third stage, after the gem is set in the ring/pendant, it is then sent for appraisal to a gemologist. If the gemstone is cracked or damaged then it is not appraised. So do not worry, straightway wear the gemstone.
I received a gemstone, but I can see it is cracked / broken?
A gem inclusion is an internal feature of a natural gemstone. Inclusions are integral part of a gemstone, and are bound to appear in natural gemstones. Presence of inclusions in a gemstone helps in differentiating a natural from a synthetic gemstone.