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
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.