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Sphene Gemstone

Loose Gems Sphene Or Titanite

Not much of the demand for loose gemstones is for sphene, infact not many gem lovers are aware that a gem by this name exists. In case you have heard of a gem stone called titanite, it would be interesting to know that both titanite and sphene gems are the same. In it's natural form, sphene shows a wedge like formation. Experts used the Greek word 'sphenos' meaning, 'wedge' to derive a name for sphene.

We just said that sphene and titanite are different names for the same gem stone. If one went strictly by the data supplied by the International Mineralogical Association, the name sphene should have been discontinued and the stone would be called titanite. It was felt that this name better represented the gemstone since, spehene did contain some amount of titanium. While many scientists have jumped to use the name Titanite for the gem, the gem and jewelry industry continues to call it sphene. This can be confusing at times, it probably helps that a fairly large number of people use both names - they would therefore call the stone, titanite sphene. We use the name titanite or sphene to mean the same gemstone in this report.

If you had to read information on the color of sphene gem stones, you would come across descriptions like green, yellow, brown, red and probably even orange. However references to titanite gems in the world of gems, go by colors that are more common. We would say that, the sphene gemstones are either yellow, green or brown. You should not forget the color hues that could exist by a combination of these colors. Loose sphene gem stones can also be a yellowish green, brownish green or a yellowish brown color.

One very attractive property of sphene is it's fire or dispersion. When light hits a gemstone, it reflects on the facets and then returns to your eye. A simple entry and exit of light through a gem does not imply that the gemstone has 'fire' or 'dispersion'. Here is why titanite gems can boast of having a fire within them. Sphene has a high refractive index and this does something special to light that enters the gem. It breaks the light into different colors and all these colors seem to rush out of the gemstone when light is reflected. Titanite or sphene gems are therefore said to have high dispersion.

Talking about titanite or sphene cut and polished gems, most of the stones would be faceted. This is the ideal cutting type for a gem stone with high dispersion. The multiple reflections of light on the facets combined with the high dispersion, are best brought out in faceted sphene or titanite stones. Do not be very strict about titanite or sphene gem stones being eye clean. Expect to find some natural inclusions in them unless, you are looking at small sizes of less than 5mm. This is especially true of sphene gems with a major green color component.

Since we are referring to loose titanite or sphene gems in the context of gems and jewelry, we would say that non-faceted (cabachon) cut gems do not appear very attractive. In terms of durability, a modest hardness of 5 to 5.5 means that it is not a gem that can take much wear and tear. It is better to choose sphene earrings or pendants rather than sphene gem stone rings. Pendants and earrings are exposed to lesser wear and tear as compared to rings. If you are very keen on getting a sphene or titanite gemstone ring, look for a design that provides at least moderate protection to the gem. It would be advisable not to wear your sphene or titanite gem stone jewelry all day and night. Treat them like 'special occassion' jewels, the last thing to put on when going out and the first thing to take off when you return home!

Here is some advice on how to clean sphene or titanite, we also include some tips to keep your sphene gems or jewelry in good condition. It is risky to use ultrasonic cleaners to clean titanite gems or jewelry. Chemicals, acids and strong solvents will surely damage this gem stone. Clean water with a very small amount of mild soap is what would be safe, if your stone needs more cleaning than this, leave the job to a professional jeweler. Also rinse your titanite jewelry in cool running water after completing the cleaning process, this will take off any residue that might be stuck to the stone. While sphene gemstones show good color stability, heat is something that can damage the gem.

There is not much of folklore or tradition attached to sphene gems, it is also not listed as a birthstone. However it is a pretty gem and for a serious gem enthusiast, sphene or titanite would hold much excitement.

Kaisilver can custom cut all gems in the shape, size and quantity that you need. This is infact possible for all gem stones and not just sphene or titanite loose gemstones. We welcome even the smallest order for loose gemstones, even as small as a single piece. You can order just the loose gems or request for a complete gold or silver gem stone to be made according to your design or ours.


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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