The rare and exceptional benitoite for unique jewellery
There are various types of gemstones that can do justice to exceptional crafted and creatively
designed pieces, besides diamonds. Most people do not even realize the whole range of stones
that are available, some expensive and rare, and others that are more affordable for regular
What is Benitoite?
Benitoite is one such gemstone that we rarely hear about due to its scarcity, and so far, is only
found in California, in the US. This stone is similar to sapphires and displays pleochroism, which
means that it looks different from different angles. The stones are not very hard, coming to a
mere 6 on Mohs scale. The stones are generally cut into round brilliant cuts, as the stone is
multi-faceted with high dispersion and refractive index; asking trusted jewellers in Melbourne
CBD, can give one a clearer idea of the cost of the stone, once set into jewellery.
More brides are choosing coloured stones for the best engagement rings in Melbourne CBD.
Although a rare and expensive gemstone, this has not stopped it from being a popular choice
for couples looking to splurge on their rings.
This stone is, however, not the ideal choice, if one wishes to wear the jewellery pieces for
regular use. This is due to the fact that they are not as hard as diamond rings in Melbourne,
making them perfect for occasional wear only as they can get damaged. Most jewellers will be
more than happy to discuss the possibilities of custom designs for exceptional pieces of