Gemstone Jewelry @ Oriental-Decor.com

The allure of wearing gemstone jewelry has fascinated people from many places down through the centuries. Actually, people have been captivated with gemstone jewelry for thousands of years, and since ancient times, colored stones have been thought to possess intrinsic magical powers. It was thought in the past, as it sometimes is now, that when a person wears gemstone jewelry, he or she is endowed with the attributes associated with the particular gemstone/s which the jewelry is composed of and during the Roman era, gemstone jewelry was viewed as a means of power and affluence.

Many people may not believe it, but for thousands of years the incredible healing power of crystals and gemstone jewelry has been known, used and proven. For example, Tiger's eye has been known to boost creativity and concentration, while rose quartz provides a healing and comforting affect. The power behind a gemstone's attributes lies in its color, physical make-up and vibrational frequency. Just wearing a piece of gemstone jewelry could bring great benefit to he or she who wears it - as well an elegant and stylish look.

Today, there is a rising trend in the gemstone jewelry market. Colored gemstone jewelry is being seen from wedding rings to mind-blowing gemstone necklaces and colorful bracelets to earrings of stunning variety. Celebrities and common folk alike are turning to gemstone jewelry as a way to enhance their look. The rarity of certain gemstones and the wonderful explosion of color they provide are quickly raising their popularity. Whatever the reason people wish to wear gemstone jewelry, for appearance or for their magic, they are sure to remain popular for some time to come.

Gemstone jewelery has always been a major fashion item. Many people enjoy wearing gold and silver, but sparkling and colorful gemstone jewelry has a beauty all of its own which no other type of jewelry can beat. Necklaces made of gemstones come in various shapes and styles, from chokers and irregular shapes to fancy hanging pendant-like pieces that can be worn in formal settings. The gems that are used are stunningly attractive and each gem has its own significant meaning.

The word "gemstone" or "gem" means a mineral used for personal ware. Gemstones are usually worn for their durability, rarity and elegant beauty. Of the 2,700 total minerals that exist, only around 100 have all of these qualities. As well, particular gemstones symbolize a birth month in strology and many people wear gemstone necklaces for this reason, or to remind them of a month when a special occasion happened. Still, a gemstone necklace can be bought and worn any time and makes a great gift.

The gems that make up our gemstone necklaces, span a vast list, including Tiger's Eye, Amethyst, Jade, Pearl, Aquamarine, Rubies, Blue Topaz, and many more. The value of a gemstone depends primarily on four attributes: beauty, durability, rarity and the skill that it has been polished and cut. Diamonds, emeralds and rubies are among the most valued gemstones and a gemstone necklace with any three of those stones could be worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. A fact that many people may not know is that in precarious times such as war and economic disturbances, many people buy precious gemstones, which are easy to carry around and sell.