Substitutes of Emerald Stone
Publised on Oct 10, 2013
|Substitutes||Peridot & Green Tourmaline|
|Metal to Wear with||Gold|
|Origin||India, Afghanistan, USA, Pakistan, Australia, Italy|
Detailed Description of Substitutes of Emerald Stone:
The beauty of an Emerald attracts every single eye at the very first glimpse. Because of the immense benefits that an Emerald can offer and the rarity of clear, inclusion-free emeralds, the cost of an Emerald Stone can drill a massive hole in the pocket of a middle class person. However, one can still avail the benefits and the dazzling looks of an Emerald Gemstone by going for its substitute stones. Peridot gemstone and Green Tourmaline are the substitutes for an Emerald that are highly similar to it in terms of looks and shower the same benefits.
Peridot stone is a gem-like member of the magnesium rich silicate mineral family of Olivine. Peridot gets its name from a Greek word 'faridat', which stands for a 'gem'. This stone occurs in the peridotite xenoliths of the earth's mantle and in the lava. In a rare occurrence, it is brought to the surface by lava with time. Peridot is mainly mined in Egypt, Hawaii, Nevada, Australia, China, Myanmar, Pakistan and Tanzania. With the hardness of 6.5-7 out of 10 on the Moh's scale, this precious stone reflects a green color like that of an Emerald Stone. This stone is often referred to as '"the poor man's Emerald".
Tourmaline, a word derived from the Sinhalese word 'Thuramali', represents a semi-precious crystalline boron silicate gemstone. This stone is found in various colors like black, pink, violet, green and brown and gives a rating of 7-7.5 on Moh's scale of hardness.Tourmaline Stone is mined from granite, granite pegmatite and metamorphic rocks. Being a semi-precious gemstone, it doesn't cost much, unlike an Emerald, but provides similar looks and benefits.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Which is a better Emerald substitute - Peridot or Green Tourmaline?
Preferably, a Green Tourmaline is a better substitute as compared to Peridot.
2. Should the weight of the Emerald substitute be the same as the Emerald recommended to me?
No, Substitutes should be larger in weight as compared to the main gemstone. A general formula used to find out the wight of the precious gemstone is your Body weight divided by 12 (in carats). For a substitute or a semi precious gemstone, the body weight is divided by 10 to know the weight in carats. For example, if your body weight is 60 Kg, then you need to wear an Emerald of 5 carats, or a substitute of 6 carats at least.
3. Can I replace the substitute stone in the future with an Emerald?
Yes according to our policy, we offer 10 days Gemstone replacement policy, where within 10 days of purchase you may get your gemstone replaced from us after meeting certain criterias. For more details visit our Return & Replacement Policy Page
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