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Gemstones And The Birthstones For Each Month

Regardless if you’re male or female, birthstones are often worn as jewelries even during the ancient times. However, the gemstones of today are much more colorful, beautiful, and rare. Usually, the gemstones are set in a metallic background for ornamentation. Gemstones can be semi precious or precious. You can find some useful information about gemstones and birthstones for each month in this article. For the month of January, the zodiac sign is Capricorn and the birthstone is Garnet. It........ Read More

Gemstones Made For Jewels

Gemstones have this specific characteristic of being able to shine on their own. A beauty of best quality. Some of the rarest and finest gemstones are polished and made into jewelries that are expensive enough to buy an entire house. Some of these jewels are designed by trademark manufacturers, others are personalized for the customer’s desire. Either way, the most popular gemstones made into jewels are widely accepted. The good thing about gemstones is that they are abundant enough to........ Read More

Gemstones - The Crowning Glory Of Ornaments

Gemstones need no formal introduction when it comes to evaluating how much they were defining man's beautifying techniques. Gemstone jewelry has always played a key role in making the humans look more glamorous since time immemorial. You may have as many bracelets, necklaces and finger rings of pure gold and platinum as desired, but unless you had had a couple of them studded with gemstones, the desire of having an impressive collection of jewelry items will go unfulfilled. Men and women have al........ Read More

Drilling Gemstones

Who says gemstone drilling can only be done by experts? That’s fairly true but doing it on your own is possible. Not all gemstone wearers have the courage to put a hole through their priced possession. It’s like an all or nothing kind of challenge. Some are very fragile that with one blow, they might break. That’s why you have to be very careful when drilling those precious gemstones. What’s the purpose of drilling? For one, you could create your very own jewelry for decoration ........ Read More

The Original Blue Gemstone

Perhaps lapis lazuli is the oldest of the rocks to be considered a gemstone. Its beautiful deep blue was prized by pharaohs in ancient Egypt and continues to be prized today. The finest specimens are lightly dusted with minute flecks of golden pyrite, which identify the stone as genuine. The most beautiful lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, where the mines which are worked today might well have been in operation to get the stones for the pharaohs. Lapis has also been found in the Andes, and ........ Read More

Meanings Of Some Semi Precious Gemstones

Gemstones can be precious and semi-precious. There are several precious gemstones sold in the market as well as semi precious stones. Many people are familiar with the precious gemstones like pearls, rubies, and diamonds. But did you know that there are also other semi precious gems out there? That’s right and it includes alexandrite, amber, amethyst, beryl, garnet, jadeite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, opal, topaz, and turquoise. If you want to purchase a transparent and fascinating gem........ Read More

How To Purchase Gemstones On The Internet

So...you've been looking to purchase a quality gemstone on the internet and you need some help determining what characteristics you should be looking for in a quality gem. This article is intended as a resource to help guide you through a successful gemstone purchase by avoiding many of the common pitfalls that some consumers become entangled. These pitfalls can often leave a sour taste in your mouth and make you a little head- shy about purchasing gems of various types online. I am aware that ........ Read More

I Found My Niche In Making Gemstone Jewelry

There are few things more satisfying than making something yourself and being able to proudly show off the finished product to family and friends. Even better is being able to sell your creations to others. When it comes to making gemstone jewelry there are a few steps you can take to improve your chances of success. First, decide what type of jewelry you want to make, whether rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches once past the preliminary design stage, the process is fairly similar. One o........ Read More

Rare Gemstones: How Much Are They Worth

Not all gemstones are that easy to find. Some, you must go through impeccable distances to dig. And the further it takes to find one, the more expensive it gets. Others who don’t want to go through such fuss resorts to making something close to the real deal. Yes, gemstones can be made. You just have to mix all the elements and use the right chemicals to be able to make a real gemstone without even recognizing the difference. Oddly, some of the rarest gemstones are lag work. But nothing beat........ Read More

Gemstones And Our Affair With Them

Gemstones are precious or semiprecious stones that are used in jewelry for adorning the body. They are highly valuable and beautiful crystalline rocks or minerals that are cut and polished for use in jewelry. They are valuable because of their beauty, rarity, and durability and are long lasting and can be passed on as heirlooms. The types of gemstones available are amazing. There are several that are widely used in jewelry, such as a diamond, garnet, beryl, emerald, sapphire, quartz, ameth........ Read More

Birthstone Gemstones Are Filled With Symbolism

The argument that we have a predestined fate, and that we make our destiny is an age old one, being the object of discussion in many a philosophical conversation. It is also an argument that can never have a proven conclusion, only believers in either, by choice as a result of experience. Birthstone gemstones are closely related to the astral powers that be, according to the believers. Every sun sign has a birthstone gemstone associated with it, which is supposed to be lucky for the person born........ Read More

Facts And Trivia About The Gemstone Turquoise

Everybody loves blue. With its calming and rejuvenating shade, this color has often been associated with the sky and water. Blue has also been the color that symbolizes royalty and tranquility. These are one of the few hundred reasons why it is not hard to love turquoise. To own jewelry made of turquoise is like looking at the open sea. Turquoise can be mined all over the world. They have it in India, China, and US. One of the finest and most respected kinds of turquoise is the Persian tur........ Read More

Gemstones

Some of the most beautiful jewelry is made using semi-precious gem stones. A gem stone is a mineral, a rock or a petrified material that is cut or faceted and polished before it can be used in jewelry. Some gem stones are fairly rare, such as amazonite, which is a bright green variety of feldspar. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from Russia, but recently it was found in Colorado and Madagascar. Its limited occurrence makes it prized as a gem stone. Citrin, also called citrin quar........ Read More

Finding The Right Gemstones

A lot of people nowadays purchase gemstones for different reasons. It can be for personal and physical adornment, it can be for business reasons, or you simply want to give it as a gift. The sources of gemstones are minerals and they are mined in different parts of the world. If you’re trying tp find the right gemstones, you have come to the right place. Thousands of gemstones are being sold both in the online and offline market (local physical stores). They are available in different ye........ Read More

Semi Precious Gemstones: Facts And Information On Amber

Amber is a fossilized resin that came from the sap of a particular tree that is now extinct and was suspended inside it. Sometimes, small insects or pieces from the earth’s surface are fossilized inside it. Insect fossils trapped inside are usually ants, flies, wasps, etc. It is very exotic to find large insects like butterflies, moths, mantises, etc. More interesting enough is when you find tarantulas, millipedes, frogs, and even lizards. Amber history Amber is one of the oldest and t........ Read More


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