Many young people want to own a piece of jewelry to decorate themselves, but the price of first-line big-name jewelry is so high that they feel kidney pain. But did you know? These big brands are so expensive that their practical gem materials are super cheap.
The gems used by well-known brands are very cheap and the prices are very low, but the price of the finished product itself is very high. In fact, the brand premium is very high. Today, we will look at what cheap gemstones those top international brands like to use?
Mother-of-pearl is actually a shell of pearls. The structure of mother-of-pearl is mainly a thin layer of calcium carbonate. The polished mother-of-pearl will show pearl luster and cloud effect. Therefore, mother-of-pearl is often used as a dial and inlaid jewelry by some brands. Because mother-of-pearl is mass-produced, the price is very low, and it should be noted that the hardness of mother-of-pearl is very low, and care should be taken to prevent scratches in daily wear.
The main component of red agate is silica, which is the same type of quartz cryptocrystalline jade as red jade. The difference between the two is that the color of red agate has texture, while the color of ruby has no texture. The texture is fine and the glass is shiny. For natural red agate, the total value is not high due to mass production. The agate material used by big brands is very small and thin, so the price is very low.
The main constituent mineral of black agate is silica, which is a very common agate in nature and a widely used jade material with a very low price.
Malachite is a carbonate mineral containing copper. The main ingredient is basic copper carbonate, which generates bubbles when exposed to acid. The hardness of malachite is relatively low, 3.5-4.5 (hardness less than 5, may be scratched), you should pay attention to prevent scratches when wearing it every day. In essence, it is easier to obtain and not durable, so it is of lower value.