Gemstones are among humans’ most treasured objects. They have been held in high esteem throughout history by all societies in all parts of the world.
‘Gemstone’ means any stone that can be cut or shaped to create beauty. Their value is classed by the stone’s rarity and by the carat, clarity, picture or pattern.
Gemstones have been collected and used by cultures all over the world. They have been placed in crowns as symbols of wealth, knowledge and leadership, and worn by religious leaders, kings, queens, czars, emperors, princes and princesses.
Gemstones bring us back to the earth. Gems appear in the bible and are revered by craftsmen. Gems are essential for rituals like engagement, marriage, birth and death – we have for all of human existence needed these amazing beauties of the earth to remind us that we are special and we are worthy.
Gemstones are perfect to express love, to celebrate a coming of age, to promise to love someone for a life time and to celebrate times of great joy. They are given as gifts and collected for their beauty and value.