Christmas Gift List for This Year

The year 2014 is coming to an end, but before another year sets its wings free have you done some shopping or at least prepared your Christmas gift list? This is the season of giving, sharing and loving each other. If you haven’t picked out your favorite gifts for the year, you should probably start doing that now. 

For the seasons best gifts, look no further than ‘Ratna Sagar Jewels’ who are the most trusted gemstone sellers for several years now. Shopping with them will be an ultra fun thing to do, you year-end festivities will be the most bountiful ones!!!

Christmas certainly is the best time to buy jewelry for yourself and for others, and for your loved ones. This is the right time to express your love, respect and gratitude for the ones you care for; and jewelry gifts are the best, for they’ll be able to speak louder than words. A study reveals that the sale of jewelry experiences a hike during Christmas holidays because this is the time when you get the best value and the best offers.

While you’ll be selecting stores to buy jewelry ad gemstones, the wise people will already be doing their bit of shopping from Ratna Sagar Jewels, because this is the one stop for gemstones of all colors. Shop at Ratna Sagar Jewels and make this festive season all the more valuable with friends and family. 

We wish you all the love and affection in this season of Christmas, 2014.

Ratna Sagar Jewels and Their Christmas Bonanza

Remembering special people at Christmas fills their heart with love and happiness.

Ratna Sagar Jewels wishes you a joyous Christmas filled with peace and the warmth of loved ones. To brighten up this Christmas Ratna Sagar Jewels is dedicating their exclusive ‘Christmas Voucher’ to their esteemed and discriminating customers. The Christmas voucher is a $75 voucher offered at a minimum purchase of $500.

We hope this voucher makes you feel happy and cared for. Avail the voucher and its benefits this Christmas and make it brighter than ever before.


The Factors that Help Determine Your Ring Size

Rings are the perfect ornament for men and women; however the number of women who love wearing rings is more than the number of men who’re interested in wearing rings. While you may choose from the simplest to the fanciest rings, you’ll never really be satisfied with just one. You might as well desire a gemstone ring for your wedding day or for your engagement. 

While choosing the ring of your choice there are certain things that need to be takes care. Determining the size of the ring is just as important as choosing the gemstone, the metal, style and the design. This can really be a challenge if the ring is a surprise for your loved ones. Here are the four major factors that help in determining the size of the ring:

  • The atmospheric conditions: Atmospheric conditions here refer to the cold and hot weather which has its effects on our hands. While the winters, the fingers might just shrink a little, in the hot weather they often show a little expansion. The ring size should be determined keeping in mind the weather conditions. 
  • Daytime: Just like the atmospheric conditions, the ring size may show certain variations from morning to night. The best time however to measure your ring size should be in the evening.
  • Weight: Weight is another important factor that determines the ring size. During the stages of pregnancy, swelling and weight gain is a normal thing to happen. This however does not mean that the weight gain has become permanent and the original ring size will soon be back to normal after pregnancy. 
  • Hands matter: It is important to know that the fingers of your left and right hand are of different sizes. While trying to measure the ring size, you should probably try fitting it on to the knuckle (the widest art of your finger). A ring that fits comfortably to the knuckle is the one that best fits you. 

Rings add beauty to your hands and the one that best fits you should be your last choice. While choosing rings can be a challenge, it can also turn into an easy thing if you take note of the factors that have been mentioned above.

Amethyst Gemstone Beads - Violet Extravagance

This semi-precious stone of the quartz family has been described over time as the gemstone of all gemstones, a coveted jewel protecting the wearer against seduction, and the gemstone of royalty. Amethysts are found worldwide and make up the lining of the inside of geodes, a hollow rock filled with crystals. In 1912, the amethyst gemstone was named the official birthstone for the month of February. 

The amethyst has been praised throughout history for: 

  • Healing the mind
  • Protecting the wearer against seduction
  • Serving as a connection to God
  • Purifying negativity
  • Creating a sense of calm
  • Symbolizing power and royalty  


A Gemstone with History

Amethysts derive their name from the Greek word “amethystos”, meaning “not drunk”. Greeks enjoyed their drink from cups made of amethyst in order to guard against drunkenness. Amethysts can be found adorning the Crown Jewels of Britain and they were beloved by Catherine the Great. Egyptian Pharaohs are said to have had their tombs made in part with amethyst. Amethyst was described by Moses in the Old Testament as a symbol of God’s Spirit and cited as one of the precious stones on Aaron’s breastplate when he served as high priest. Bishops had rings designed rings with amethyst in the Christian church.

Wholesale Amethyst Gemstone Beads

Qualities of Amethyst Gemstone Beads

Made from silicon dioxide, amethyst gemstones range in color from light to dark purple and can at times appear black when viewed under dim lighting. Amethyst gemstones derive their color from aluminium and iron impurities and is part of the macro-crystalline family of quartz. Amethyst gemstone beads are semi-transparent to transparent and are often cut into oval or round shapes. 

Beauty of Amethyst Gemstone Beads                                                                        

A gemstone with so much history and so much beauty deserves to be displayed as an exquisite accessory. Resistant to wear and tear, amethyst gemstone beads are excellent for any type of jewelry design. This widely available gemstone comes in a variety of cuts, shapes, and styles. Most amethyst gemstones are heat treated, which makes them resistant to fading with time. 

Since 2002, the Ratna Sagar jewelry family has been offering retail and wholesale beads online. Their top quality, certified AAA amethyst gemstone beads come in a wide variety of cuts, shapes, and sizes. Thousands of satisfied clients agree that the premier beads offered by Ratna Sagar Jewels are of exceptional quality and beauty. 

Ratna Sagar Jewels is the only choice you need to make for beautiful amethyst gemstone beads. Choose from a wide selection of shapes including faceted rondelle, marquise, and diamond cut. Various sizes and weights are also available to fit any jewelry needs you may have.

The Birthstones of November – Yellow Topaz and Citrine

We've discussed several gemstones with you and by now we believe you know quite a lot about gemstones and their qualities, but one thing we’re not really sure about is your knowledge of birthstones. 

With November showing up, there’s an advent of chill in the atmosphere but your love for gemstones never really ends and you’re constantly on a run searching for some of the best gemstones for this season. If you've ignored Yellow Topaz and Citrine, then probably you should reconsider it once again because these are the two birthstones for the month of November.

Citrine Gemstone Beads

While the choice of people may vary but the people born in the month of November have a special attraction for these two gemstones. Apart from the beauty and the color, the metaphysical characteristics of these gemstones are the best for the people who’re born in the month of November.

As far as the discussion of each of these gemstones is concerned, they have already been discussed in detail. And when it’s a matter of the availability of these gemstones, their best quality is available at Ratna Sagar Jewels. The experience and the expertise that the team of Ratna Sagar Jewels has are greatly commendable. Each gemstone is properly cut, shaped and then polished. The great level of quality that the gemstones available here leave you mesmerized and certainly one isn’t just sufficient to please you.

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The Carnelian Gemstone - Its Properties and Uses

The vibrant, semi-precious gemstone, popular with crystal lovers known for its powerful properties is called the Carnelian gemstone. This gemstone is recognizable for its dark brown-red color due to the presence of iron oxide in its chemical composition. Few even trace it back as a birthstone for the zodiac signs Leo and Virgo.

Carnelian Gemstone Beads - Carved Leaf

The Properties of Carnelian Gemstone:

  • The physical and chemical property of Carnelian differentiates it from another gemstone called Sard. The Sard gemstone is found as mineral sediment of quartz and is somewhat harder than Carnelian.
  • Earlier the stone was called “Carnelian Agate” and was available in the form of deep red, dark brown and white shades. 
  • It has a molar mass of around 60g/mol, and it preserves a crystal system which comes under the category of trigonal.
  • This translucent gemstones undergoes a form of artificial heating such that the color can be called for a better commercial sale.


The Metaphysical Properties of Carnelian:

  • The gemstone promotes courage and boldness.
  • Creates a sense of stability in the wearer.
  • It proves to be a good stone for those who’re lacking confidence and inner security.
  • It is known to enhance creativity.
  • Increases the level of motivation and drive.
  • Stimulates appetite.

Other than these there are other known metaphysical qualities of the gemstone which make it a popular crystal for the lovers of gemstone beads.

The gemstone is an amazing one and people have loved wearing it from several centuries and even now. The best quality of the polished gemstone is however available at Ratna Sagar Jewels. Here at Ratna Sagar Jewels you will find a huge range of gemstones, each of which are brightly colored, polished and cut. You can either choose to buy loose carnelian from this store or buy it in some form of jewelry. 

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Ethiopian Welo Opal and The Questions Generally Associated with It

Opal generally is a hydrated amorphous form of silica; the water content of the stone ranges from 3 to 21% by weight, but usually calculated between 6 and 10%. Opal is classed as a mineraloid because of its amorphous character, which is unlike all the other forms of silica, which are all classed as minerals.

This blog has the much needed information about the most beautiful form of opal, called the ‘Ethiopian Welo Opal’. In the year 2008, a new opal deposit was found and this one was more closely resembled to the sedimentary opals of Brazil and Australia. This one had a slightly light background and vivid lay of color. Since it was found in the Wollo Province, it was commonly referred to as the Welo Opal and has since then become a dominant opal in gem trade.

ethiopian welo opal beads

Here are the reasons why you should buy the Ethiopian Welo Opal:

• Available in vivid colors, ones that outshine the Australian Opal and other opal sources.

• Found in huge sizes. The Ethiopian Welo Opal is found in over 10 carats and can go up to 300 carats and above.

• The Ethiopian Welo Opal is the toughest opal available till date. When thrown from 1.5 meters and almost 5 feet, the only opal that survived without any cracks is this opal.

• Only this opal is resistant to the problem of crazing. Crazing is the cracks that form on the opal when it loses its water content. This is much like what happens to clay soils when dried in the summer sun.

• The color of the gemstone is remarkable. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green. Blue, Indigo and Violet, which are the colors of a rainbow are found in the Ethiopian Welo Opal. The uncommon thing is to find all the colors in one gemstone.

If all of these reasons convince you to buy this gemstone, then the next question you’d be asking yourself is where to buy it from. The answer to which is ‘Ratna Sagar Jewels’, the wholesalers of gemstone beads. At Ratna Sagar Jewels you will find the largest collection of this gemstone and in the most outstanding shapes. The shapes are  truly uncommon and mesmerizing, each of which invite you to wear them.

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Songea Sapphire – The Rarest Fancy Colored Sapphire

For the lovers of gemstones there has to be something new each time in the market and saying that there is no new gemstone is definitely an untrue thing, especially when it is with Ratna Sagar Jewels. Here at Ratna Sagar you’ll find a new gemstone each time you check their online store. 

While you might have heard of most of the gemstones, one that we believe you haven’t heard of is ‘Songea Sapphire Gemstone’, which is the rarest fancy colored gemstone. The beautiful colored sapphire is indeed a real beauty and women of all ages would love to adorn themselves with bracelets, earring, necklaces and other ornaments studded with this gemstone.

Songea Sapphire Gemstone Beads

Songea Sapphire is named after a location Songea, which is the place of the origin of this gemstone. This is also the place where some really pretty and natural sapphires. The sapphires found here are generally in the shades of yellow, orange and red. 

The reason as to why sapphire is the choice of too many people is the durability of the stone, thus making it a gem that’s fit to be worn for everyday work. Another possible reason for the increasing purchase of sapphire if the cost and it is seen that most of the people choose it as an affordable alternative to diamond for their engagement ring center stone. It is also the birthstone or the people who’re born in the month of September.

At Ratna Sagar Jewels you will find Songea Sapphire at the most affordable price and in the finest quality. The exclusive range of shapes allows you to choose the one that best suits you. For several years Ratna Sagar has managed to be the ultimate choice of people living in various parts of the world when it comes to the matter of gemstones. 

Here’s a thing to remember before you buy the Songea Sapphire Gemstone:

Avoid paying too much for this gemstone and avoid being misled into thinking that the color of the Songea Sapphire is 100% natural.



The Sillimanite Gemstone - Adding More to Ratna Sagar’s Collection

Ratna Sagar has a huge collection of gemstone beads, each of which has been beautifully cut and carved into shapes that are unique and beautiful. They’re constantly coming up with new gemstones and shapes, thus giving you a large variety to choose from. Several stones you've heard of, while several are still waiting to be known; Ratna Sagar this Monday has a new gemstone to talk about. The gemstone we’re talking about is ‘Sillimanite’.

Here in this blog we’ll discuss about Sillimanite in detail. This detailed description of the gemstone would include its history, occurrence and features.

Sillimanite Gemstone Beads - Flat Pear Briolette

Most of you might know the gemstone as an alumino-silicate mineral; it is named after the American chemist Beniamin. The Sillimanite gemstone was first correctly described in the year 1824. Its occurrences then were in Chester, Connecticut, USA and Middlesex Country. 

Here are the Key features of the gemstone that might interest you:

Color: The color of the gemstone varies from white, brown, and green.

Luster: The gemstone has a slightly silky appearance or it may be vitreous on other instances. 

Transparency: The crystal may vary from transparent to translucent.

Streak: The streak of the gemstone is white in color.

• Hardness: The hardness of the gemstone is 7.5 in larger crystals; however the fibrous forms of the gemstone are softer.

The Sillimanite gemstone crystals available at Ratna Sagar Jewels are high on their quality. Here at Ratna Sagar Jewels, this gemstone is available in a number of shapes allowing you to choose the best for yourself.

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In the Colors of Fire- The Mexican Fire Opal

Fire opal is mined in the Mexican states of Quéretaro, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Michoacan, Julisio, Chihuahua and San Luis Potosi. The most important mines are located in Quéretaro. Fire opal was discovered there in 1835 and some of the mines are still producing today. 

Many associate opal’s name only with those types that always display magnificent play-of-color, there is another beautiful opal variety that is often overlooked—Fire Opal. Fire opal gemstones glow with the fire of the volcanoes that spewed lava where they are produced so long ago: yellows, oranges and reds that are so bright you might think they would glow in the dark! While some fire opals can have the famous play-of-color so closely associated with the gem, they don’t need this phenomenon to captivate you. The most valuable fire opals are transparent and red, often called cherry opal because of their bright, bold colors.

fire opal gemstone

The fiery, warm glow of the fire opal beguiles jewel enthusiasts the world over. This radiant orange simply cannot be overlooked! The fire opal, which, like the other opals, consists of silicic acid with relatively high water content, was named for its color. The color itself comes from fine traces of iron oxide. With a hardness of between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale, however, the fire opal is among the somewhat sensitive gemstones which require a protective setting, especially when worn as a ring stone.

The best quality fire opal however is available at Ratna Sagar Jewels. Here you will get loose gemstone as well as jewelry studded with the fire opal gemstone. Log on to to know more about the same.