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Vesuvianite or Idocrase Gem Stone

The Mount Vesuvius Volcano And Vesuvianite 

Few gemstones have a past that is as eventful and interesting as Vesuvianite. This stone is also known as Idocrase and to understand it's origin we need to go way back in time. Mount Vesuvius in Italy holds one of the earth's most famous and dangerous volcanoes. In 79 AD a huge and desctructive volcano buried entire towns with tonnes of ash. The Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were covered with ash that was several meters thick. It was only centuries later that excavators came across the Pompeii town deep below the ash. The mineral vesuvianite was first found near the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius and that is how it got it's name. In 1975 the famous mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner named the mineral Vesuvianite after mount vesuvius.

A few years later a French mineralogist suggested that it be name Idocrase. This mineral when found in it's natural habitat is often bound with other minerals. The Greek word idocrase means, mixed form and was thought to relate to the mixed minerals in which vesuviante is normally present. The gemological world seems fascinated by the name vesuviante, though the name is used interchangeably along with idocrase.

The state of California has been the source for some very massive and compact variety of Vesuvianite, it is sometimes called Californite. This stone can resemble low grade jade and is also marketed as Californite jade. Similar names like American jade, California jade and Vesuvianite jade have also been given to this stone. It is important to understand that vesuvianite is in no way connected with jade in the form of jadeite or nephrite. Californiate is largely opaque and is generally used in carvings, good gem quality vesuvianite gem stones are not found in the U.S.

Not many jewelers have heard or seen Vesuvianite but, some gem and jewelry lovers long to have this gem stone set in their jewelry. If you talked about gem quality Vesuvianite, the most marketed variety is the green or yellowish green vesuvianite or idocrase with good transparency. A blue copper containing variety of this stone is referred to as Cyprine - remember that the ancient name for copper was cyprium.

The hardness of Vesuvianite of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale puts it on par with many other conventional gems used in jewelry. It is partly the rarity and partly the lack of knowledge about vesuvianite or idocrase, that has kept this gem stone on the sidelines. But for gem enthusiast and those looking for gems with excitement, Vesuvianite will make a great attraction. If you are looking for good quality idocrase, limit your search to 1.5 carat or smaller pieces. You are more likely to find them if your jeweler has ever heard of the stone. Kenya has not become a source for Vesuvianite, the name ofcourse continues to remain the same. There is no known treatment applied to this gemstone. You can therefore club green vesuvianite with other untreated green gems like peridot and moldavite.

The Directstones online gemstone resource is developed with a view to educate gem and jewelry buyers on various issues related to gem stones. We also provide all gems including vesuvianite custom cut as per your requirements. When you place an order for idocrase (vesuvianite) or other loose gems, there is no minimum order value or quantity that you need to commit. Even single piece orders are most welcome.

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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