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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

Gemstones – Girl’s New Best Friend?

Colorful gemstones are just anybody’s dream to have. Their natural colors more than match your very fashionable dresses. Their sheer range could strike you spell bound. Gemstones are precious or semiprecious mineral stones which when cut and faceted can be used as jewels. There is more to gemstones than just being jewelry items. They are regarded as lucky when worn specific to an individual’s birth month. Before we deal with this aspect in detail lets see the classification of gemstones. C........ Read More

Aquamarine Gemstones - March Birthstone

What month were you born? If you’re quite interested in gemstones, then you probably know your gemstone. The birthstone of those people born in the month of March is aquamarine. Aquamarine gemstones are available in greenish blue or blue green shade. If you translate the word ‘aquamarine’, it literally means sea water. Many years ago, people believed that you can call the great spirits by simply holding an aquamarine gemstone in your mouth. By doing so, the spirits will provide you w........ Read More

Gemstones Are All About Tales And Colors

Gemstones carry many popular stories and beliefs regarding their colorful displays. Each such class of stones may have a distinct crystalline and optical identity to speak of, which shall provide a unique identity to the gemstone jewelry produced from them. As per many popular stories, they are believed to influence the human mind in different ways when adorned as gemstone rings and other ornaments. These stories do have some scientific reasoning as well to rely on, as the human mind is known t........ 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

Fashionable Gemstone Beads

When it comes to being fashionable, beads are so in. It is embroidered together with silk, laces and cloths. Beads redefine the meaning of fashion. Consider this, these gems are made from the finest minerals and stones that would make it more shine and attractive. This would be perfect with any kind of occasion and as seasons would change. Whatever the size and color, beads are definitely in demand. Mixing and matching them doesn’t have to be a fuss. All kinds of beads – the big, the........ 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

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

Tips When Purchasing Gemstone Rings

Rings are perfect gifts for your special someone, especially for the ladies. They adore gemstones so much that you could feel their heart jump and their eyes sparkle when faced with a high carat jewelry. A ring can be bought for many special occasions and numerous purposes. It could either be a gift for your mom or wife on her birthday, anniversaries, mother’s day and a lot more. Or it could be a bridge to a brighter future between lovers. As the saying goes, “say it with a ring,” it........ 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

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

Bytownite: One Of The Rarest Gemstones

Bytownites are not usually known in the gemstone industry because its composition and occurrence are somewhat hard to find. It had become one of the rarest gemstones belonging to the plagioclase feldspars family. An Introduction One of the rarest gemstones to be the fifth member of the plagioclase family is the bytownite. Its composition comprises of minerals that range from pure albite to anorthite. Bytownite from the real class is defined as at least 90-70% calcium and 10-30% sod........ Read More

Purchasing Rhodonite Gemstones Online

What are rhodonite gemstones? These gemstones come from the mineral manganese silicate. It is available in pink and brown colors. The primary source of the mineral is metamorphic rocks. Do you have plans of purchasing this ornamental gemstone? Well, if you have, you should purchase it online. Before you make any gemstone purchase online, you should have enough knowledge so that you can get only the quality stones. Some online shoppers often go through pitfalls because they are inexperience........ Read More

The Universe Of Colored Gemstones Is Endlessly Fascinating

The universe of colored gemstones is endlessly fascinating, for centuries, nearly every culture has held the belief that colored gemstones possess magical powers or the ability to provide the wearer with certain attributes. This way of thinking has motivated the world of fashion. Natural gemstone jewelry is mystical in all of its beauty. Women need to feel not only glamorous but powerful as well. Designers have taken what you want and provided what you need in the latest jewelry fashion for 200........ Read More

Finding Wholesale Gemstones

Where can you find wholesale gemstones? Well, that’s not a very big problem nowadays because you have two options – one is to shop in local jewelry stores and the other one is to shop online. Skilled craftsmen are the ones responsible for creating different cuts of the popular gemstones. The gemstones are inorganic compounds found mostly in rocks. The color and hardness of the minerals are determined by their atomic structure. Before you purchase gemstones in wholesale, you have to........ Read More


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