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.


The Polygon Diamond Cut Shape to Enhance the Beauty of Gemstone Beads

The good news is here!!!

Ratna Sagar Jewels has come up with a new shape called the Polygon Diamond Cut and with this there will be the advent of happiness in the lives of gemstone lovers. It is the time when gemstone lovers can take a sigh of relief for they will no longer have to put on the same traditionally cut gemstones and feel old in age.

The Polygon Diamond Cut shape is a completely new type and is sure to mesmerize people by its looks. When gemstones are gracefully cut in this shape and polished well, they are made to appear all the more appealing to the buyer. Plus the good thing is that almost every bright and light colored gemstone will look beautiful when cut out in this shape. Women of all ages will have a special attraction towards the shape as it is now unique in the market and having a possession of this will make you look all the more beautiful.

Garnet Gemstone Beads- Polygon Diamond Cut

Here at Ratna Sagar Jewels this shape is carefully created by expert artisans having 20+ years of experience in this industry. The exquisite gemstone beads are not mass-manufactured using machines but are carved out using hands, investing numerous hours in carving, polishing and getting that unmatchable shine. Using cutter machines, the raw material is first worked upon, so as to extract the clearest portions of the gemstones. Afterwards, the desired shape is created manually using machines and techniques that way back to several centuries. Once the shape is determined, it is faceted and polished using parsan machine which produces the shine and stunning glow. Lastly, Diamond Cut Beads Shape Beads polished gemstones are drilled and the very best AAA quality gemstones are handpicked to create strands.

Each and every shape displayed on our website is a work of handicraft; which ensures that it receives personal attention and focus. No wonder Ratna Sagar Jewels offers the most elegant, enticing and glorious gemstone beads every created.

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Larimar - The Stone That is An Embodiment of the Tranquil Sea

Larimar is the stone that is generally referred to as an embodiment of the tranquil sea and sky energies. The soft, soothing blues and the ultra calming turquoise of the stone is streaked with white patterns that somewhat resemble sunlight dancing beneath the Caribbean waters. This gemstone is supposed to bring the ancient wisdom of Atlantis and the healing power of dolphins so as to harmonize the body and soul. 

Though the stone is born of fire in volcanic elements, yet it is one of the cardinal water element stones. The stone is expected to balance the polarities of various energies, cools tempers, calms fears, relieves stress and nurtures physical and emotional bodies, The stone is powerful in meditation and in connecting to the divine feminine. Most wearers of the gemstone expect that it is particularly helpful in releasing emotional bonds, patterns, principles that no longer serve the highest good. It is a stone of clear communication, provides the strength and courage that is needed to speak clearly and openly from the heart.

Larimar Gemstone Beads

Uses and Purpose of the Gemstone:

One can make use of the gemstone to overcome fear of doctors, hospitals, injections or surgery. It promotes clear and confident communication with health personnel. Larimar is a wonderful stone for mothers, during and after pregnancy. It helps in alleviating post-partum depression, and relaxes the stress associated with new parenthood. As a soothing water element stone it cools hot tempers and guides excessive passion into peace.

As far as the physical healing energy of the stone is concerned, it is used to enhance alternative treatments, particularly those involving heat, light, and water.  It is an antidote to emotional extremes and helps ameliorate bipolar disorders. 


The best quality of Larimar as a gemstone is available at Ratna Sagar Jewels, the wholesalers of gemstone beads. At Ratna Sagar Jewels you will find a huge range of gemstone beads, each of which have been exclusively shaped and polished. 


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Categorizing the Moonstone

Moonstone, the gemstone depicts the very essence of history and has been there for as long as the moon, is one of the most enchanting stones every found. It is widely recognized as the birthstone for the month of June and besides it modern day usage in jewelry, it holds a decadent spiritual and mythological history. Such a history is what adds a nostalgic value to the stone.

The semi-precious stone is incorporated with some modern technology to make a beautiful handmade jewelry. The color of Moonstone varies from shimmering white to a little grey color. The shimmer is common to all the categories of moonstone. 

History states that in the year 1988 the country of Sri Lanka, which was known for its beautiful blue-sheen moonstone, suddenly lost all its major moonstone deposits.  They said that there will never in future be a stone like this. 

After several such discoveries and with the usage of modern day technologies, moonstone was characterized in the following:

1. Coffee Moonstone

2. Grey Moonstone

3. Peach Moonstone

4. Pink Moonstone

5. Rainbow Moonstone

all types of moonstone beads

The marketplace is now occupied with wholesalers of moonstone beads and who have a huge collection of studded jewelry items which include studs, bracelets, earrings, pendants etc.

The finest quality of moonstone and all the above mentioned categories are available at Ratna Sagar Jewels. This is where you can find a huge collection of gemstone beads in the most amazing shapes. Log on to to know more.






Gemstone Beads that Make You Go Crazy!!!

Flaunt your jewelry in parties. Wear gemstone beads that attract people’s eyes towards you. Learn the art of choosing colorful and quality gemstone beads. Rush towards Ratna Sagar Jewels and buy the best quality of wholesale gemstone beads that will make you go crazy and people will wonder about the magic in your jewelry.

Choose gemstones that make you look young forever. It does not matter if you’re sixteen or sixty six, for Ratna Sagar’s Gemstones never let you feel old. Stay Young in heart and in the choice of colors and gems.

best collection of gemstone beads

Whether you’re looking for studded jewelry or cut stone collection, you’ll find them all here at Ratna Sagar Jewels. If you’re looking for wholesale cut stone collection, ones that leave you mesmerized; then you should definitely visit Ratna Sagar Jewels. They are the leading wholesalers of cut stones and indeed the best ones in the marketplace. Stones are available in various shapes and sizes and you have a large variety to choose from. The cut stone collection is available in the most competitive prices and there is no stone that you will not want to buy.

Gemstones have been cherished from generations for their mystical attributes. They were originally used as decorative, ornaments and talismans by civilizations.

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