A Guide To Gemstones
Learn more from our guide to gemstones and precious metals.
Amethyst gem can be found in deep purple and violet colour with contrasting white lines. It is understood to have the meaning healing and inner strength and falls under Gemini Zodiac sign and originates from Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe
Amazonite gem is found in deep forest-green, light green or blueish green colour mixed with white and black streaks. It is understood to have the meaning energy in balance and falls under Gemini Zodiac sign and originates from Brazil, Canada and Russia.
Believed to have amazing healing and spiritual properties, the Black Onyx with contrasting white lines. It is understood to have the meaning power to keep trying till you accomplish and falls under Leo Zodiac sign and can be found in Arizona, Algeria, India and Mexico.
Cubic Zirconia share close visual likeness to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity however it is a synthesized stone thus provides an affordable alternative to diamonds. It is usually used in its colourless form however they are available in variety of different colours. Due to their colourless and diamond like appearance the Cubic Zirconia is used widely as a diamond substitute in jewellery.
One of the most desired gem in jewellery, the Emerald colours are bluish green to pure green, with the most prized ones being transparent. It is understood to have the meaning of energy harmonisation and falls under Taurus Zodiac sign. Being a rare gem emeralds are only found in a small number of locations like Brazil, Colombia India, Brazil, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Kyanite, a gem found in blue colour is one of the two minerals on the planet that are believed to neither accumulates nor retain negative energy and therefore never need cleansing. It is understood to have the meaning strengthening mind and soul and falls under Zodiac sign Libra. Kyanite can be found in many locations around the globe however some of the most important sources include Austria, Burma, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal and Switzerland.
Pearl is one of the most recognised and loved gem. The natural gem found in white with mineral inclusions that give it a slight tint. Pearls have been known to be used in jewellery for the goddess, making them even more special. It is understood to have the meaning of healing the owners heart and falls under Aries Zodiac sign and originates from the South Sea.
Turquoise, is the gem believed to bring good luck and a spiritual balm. Found in transparent bright blue or bluish green accompanies with metallic gold and grey line or spots, turquoise has been a long favourite. It is understood to have the meaning making communication smoother and falls under Sagittarius Zodiac sign. Today it is mainly mined in Iran, Afghanistan, China, Australia, U.S. and North India.
Topaz in its pure form is colourless (white) stone often used to imitate real diamonds in jewellery and is often confused with cubic zirconia, which is also colourless but synthetic. The impurities found in topaz causes variations in its colour. It is understood to have the meaning make your thinking clear and falls under Sagittarius Zodiac sign and originates from India, Sri Lanka and Brazil.