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Smoky Quartz, Dark Brown Or Black Gem

Loose Gemstones, Custom Cut Smoky Quartz Gemstones

The number of gems that originate in the quartz mineral family is quite impressive, smoky quartz is one these gemstones. Technically it is classified as a macrocrystalline variety of quartz. You would expect a name like smoky quartz to refer to a dark or burnt stone and this is precisely how you would describe the gemstone. The gem has a brown to black color, grey tones can sometimes be found in smoky quartz too.

Scientists agree that natural smoky quartz is formed by some type of burning most probably, by some naturally occuring radiation source. This stone is often found along with granite, and there is a feeble but persistent radiation emitted by granite. Having said that it is interesting to note that, most of the smoky quartz that is consumed by the gems and jewelry industry is artificially irradiated to get the right color. Heating the gem can reduce the color saturation and make it a lighter color shade. An amusing belief persisted till around 2000 years ago regarding the dark burnt out color of smoky quartz. Pliny wrote at that time that, these stones were formed in the cold winters in dark caverns and caves! That ofcourse was long before the study of gems became a well defined and researched science, this is now named 'gemology'.

It is quite common for jewelery manufacturers to heat very dark smoky quartz on a domestic type of hot plate. This is done to tone down the dark color shade of the gem, you can get a brownish grey color on what were originally very dark brown or black color. The irradiation treatment used on smoky quartz is universally accepted, this can be seen from the fact that almost 95% of smoky quartz gemstones are treated in this way.

Though some varieties of smoky quartz are quite opaque, the general trend is for the stone to be transparent. Since this is not a very expensive gem, inclusions and cracks within the gem stone are not acceptable. So when you select a smoky quartz loose gem stone or a jewel with smoky quartz gems, inspect the gemstone before making the purchase. Much of the cut smoky quartz stones are faceted, beads and cabachon pieces can also be found. You can imagine how gorgeous a necklace made with white pearls and smoky quartz beads would appear. If you think of using this combination, aim for a 30% to 40% color saturation for the smoky quartz beads.

Another type of smoky quartz appears to have a cloudy (milky) composition. The cause of this is minute cavities in the stone, these are filled with carbon dioxide or moisture. This ofcourse occurs naturally and does not need any help from man! If the concentration of these cavities is high, the transparency of the gem stone gets sacrificed. In this way you might even come across completely opaque smoky quartz gemstones.

When you talk about any gem stone, you need to understand it's durability. Quartz as we all know is a stable mineral, it is not affected by water, light or normal detergents and ingredients used in a household. This makes smoky quartz stones suitable for all types of jewelry. The fact that it is not expensive even in large sizes is one other factor that makes it desirable. The Mohs scale reading gives a 7 to quartz stones, so this is what is assigned to smoky quartz.

Smoky quartz mens rings are quite common, both silver and gold rings can be designed and produced with this dark gem. Fancy multi faceted cuts, also referred to as the checkerboard cut helps add a nice glitter to the stone. Smoky quartz gems and beads are often cut in this style. Lower grade of smoky quartz that is not of gem quality is sometimes cut into beads or carved into various decorative articles.

If you ever come across the name 'smoky topaz' do not be confused. Gem traders have often referred to smoky quartz by that name. The fact is that the name is misleading since topaz does not belong to the quartz mineral family. It is true that the demand for brown and black gems is not very high but, for those who are looking for a gem stone with that color, smoky quartz is most likely to become the preferred choice. Loose smoky quartz gemstones can be found in all shapes and sizes. Speciality cuts for the gem might need to be custom cut and not every gem cutter is an expert at this.

Kaisilver custom cuts smoky quartz and all other gems in the shape and size that you require. You can request for a light, medium or dark color smoky quartz gemstone. No order is too small for us and we welcome even single piece requirements. Loose gems or custom jewelry with gems of your choice is shipped all over the globe.


Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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