It is difficult for a layman to judge the originality of a gem. You need to use certain gemological equipment to make sure a gemstone is natural. Do not trust various ideas like scratching a gemstone with a glass, putting it in a refrigerator, heating, etc., these processes can damage the gemstone. If a gemstone is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity from a reputed lab, you will know it is genuine or if it is treated or synthetic. All precious gemstones for sale at gemkart comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from reputed laboratories.

Gems are selected on the basis of colour, clarity, and durability. A gem may vary from a lighter colour to a darker tone. The gem should be the right combination of hue, tone, and saturation. It should not be too light or too dark. And it is equally important that gemstone has good clarity. Supposedly, a clear sapphire will command higher price than a translucent sapphire. Sometimes, the placement and numbers of inclusions can cause durability issues. The clarity chart is given below:
IF – Internally Flawless
VVS1 & VVS2 – Very Very Small Inclusions
VS1 & VS2 – Very Small Inclusions
SI1 & SI2: Slightly Included
I – Included
IF, VVS1, VVS2 are judged as the best quality gemstones.

No, it doesn’t. Shape is only concerned with beauty and it will not affect the astrological results of a gemstone.

Yes, all gemstones on gemkart carries a Certificate of Authenticity from various reputed laboratories like, Gemmological Institute of India(GII), Asiatic Center of Gemological Services(ACGS), Gemological Institute of America(GIA), International Gem Institute Testing Lab, Gem Testing Lab, and many more.

Following is the information for reference purpose for precious gemstones, though you can take advice of your astrologer.
Blue Sapphire (Neelam) – Silver, Panchdhatu, White Gold.
Yellow Sapphire – Yellow Gold, Panch Dhatu.
Emerald – Silver, Yellow Gold, Panchdhatu.
Garnet – Silver, White Gold.
Pearl – Silver.
Ruby – Yellow Gold, Copper.
Opal – Silver, White Gold
Coral – Copper, Silver, Yellow Gold, Panchdhatu
Cats Eye - Silver

We will try our best to help you. You can mail us at care@gemkart.com or call on +91 98555 68600 and we will try to get it for you. We are working Tuesday to Sunday between 11am to 7pm IST.

Yes. Direct relationship with the gem miners, importers, and other gem community around the world make our prices incomparable. Selling gems online help us to cut the price of a physical outlet and thus low price then a local jeweler.

There could be few or more of the following effects like improvements in sleep, calmness, positive attitude, improvement in financials, family matters, studies, prosperity, and positive aura within and outside the body, and ease in handling the problems.

Every gemstone has the power to draw energy or beams from its respective planet and channelize it into the wearer's body. This property of a gemstone is helpful in exerting its influence in miraculous ways.

Each gemstone represents a planet of the solar system. The Karma Purana states that gems were created from seven different kinds of rays of light, radiating from the seven foremost planets of the solar system. These rays were transmitted in seven colours of the rainbow. These seven rays of light are responsible for all the celestial existences in cosmos, including the human body. Hence, gems helps in fulfilling the chakras. Suppose a particular planet is strong/weak in a horoscope of a native and the native is suggested to wear a gem that represents the particular planet. The stone draws positive energy from the planet and channelizes it into the body of the wearer. The planet, since then, begins to bestow its good effect on the native who may climb the ladder of success quickly, reaps great benefits and enjoys good relations.

Yes. One should wear astrological ring or pendant after get it enlightened through Vedic puja. All gems and rudraksha sell at gemkart are enlightened by Vedic puja performed by astrologers. Not just this, all orders are accompanied with a gem wearing kit, consists of the procedure to wear the ring or the pendant.

Gem treatment is any human controlled process that improves the look, durability or value of a gemstone. Bangkok sapphire, glass filled ruby – are some of the examples of treated gemstones.

Inclusions/ blemishes or cracks are internal feature of a natural gemstone. Inclusions are integral part of a gemstone and they are bound to appear in a natural gem. Presence of inclusions in a gem helps in differentiating a natural from a synthetic/ treated gemstone.

A man makes synthetic gemstones in laboratories in a controlled environment. They look similar to natural gems and for a layman; it is difficult to identify them.

Imitation gems merely imitate the color or look of a natural gem. They are made up of strass with a large percentage of lead to give luster, and different chemicals to give colour.

No, we do not sell or promote synthetic or treated gemstones.

Yes, we will try our best to help you. You can drop us an email at care@gemkart.com Pl do allow us some time to arrange.

A gem inclusion is an internal feature of a natural gemstone. Inclusions are integral part of a gemstone, and are bound to appear in natural gemstones. Presence of inclusions in a gemstone helps in differentiating a natural from a synthetic gemstone. The gemstone that you buy from us goes through 3 different stages where we check the cracks and originality of a gemstone.

At the first stage, the inventory team selects a gemstone- all cracked gemstones are rejected here. In the second stage, before a gem is set in a ring or pendant, it is sent to the gemologist for certification. The gemologist rejects the gemstone if it is broken or cracked. In the third stage, after the gem is set in the ring/pendant, it is then sent for appraisal to a gemologist. If the gemstone is cracked or a damage then it is not appraised. So, do not worry, we do not send you a cracked or a broken gem.