All gemstones are special in their unique way. That is why we do not speak of precious versus semi-precious varieties. Certainly, availability (supply) and market trends (demand) will have an effect on price. But the collective name for all ornamental stones is, appropriately so, gemstones.
Yes, it’s true, there are considerations such as ’cut’, ’clarity’, ’colour’ and ’carat’ that weigh heavily on a stone’s value and, by extension, its price. But these are technical matters. In the end, what is most important, is our sense of aesthetics – the beauty that is intrinsic to the stone – a beauty that is not always possible to express in words as our relationship with the stone is more emotive than rational.
At Jocalia Palatium™, our focus is primarily on coloured gemstones. We believe that coloured gemstones are sadly underrated in North America more broadly and here in Canada especially. Still, it is the material to which we are most drawn because of its beauty and near infinite variety.
Loose stones, while appealing and pleasing in their own right, really shine when set in beautiful jewellery that highlights the wearers’ equally unique personalities. Whether you purchase a loose stone or instead wish to have a piece commissioned, we can help you. We continually seek out and work with creative professionals, who display quality craftsmanship, who can bring your vision to life.
Thank you for your interest in Jocalia Palatium™. We hope you enjoy your tour of our modest Web site and the beautiful stones on offer.