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The History of Jewelry

Jewelry Facts

The History of Jewelry

Jewelry has always been a part of human culture.  It dates back to when humans first started wearing clothes and using tools.  The first jewelry was made from materials that were available, which included stones, animal skins, feathers, bones, shells, and wood.  In pre-historic times, jewelry was worn to adorn every part of the human body.  It was also worn to symbolize culture, to mark cultural rank, or to protect from the dangers of life.  The ancient world discovered how to work metals (metallurgy) and it became an important development for the art of jewelry.  Development of early jewelry, which...

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Emerald – The Gemstone of May

Gemstone Facts

Emerald – The Gemstone of May

The gemstone emerald is the green variety of the gemstone family Beryl.  The emerald can be one of the most expensive gemstone.  Emeralds are notorious for their flaws and imperfections inside the gemstone.

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Aquamarine - The Gemstone of March

Gemstone Facts

Aquamarine - The Gemstone of March

We have now entered a the new month of March after a long leap year February, and it can’t go without stating which gemstone is associated with the month of March. Each month in the calendar year has a gemstone associated with it; also known as birthstones. As the title of this article points out, March’s gemstone is aquamarine, which is one of the most beautiful semi-precious gemstones. So what is an aquamarine? Aquamarine is the blue or turquoise variety of the beryl gemstone species. The beryl family includes emerald, morganite (pink/peach beryl), red beryl, green beryl, goshenite (colorless beryl),...

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What Is Gemology

Gemology is the scientific study of gemstones. It includes the basic knowledge of the formation, locality, physical characteristics, and identification of gemstones. A gemologist is someone who studies gemstones.

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The History of Gemstones

Gemstone Facts

The History of Gemstones

From the beginning of human history, gemstones have been sought after for their durability and beauty. It is believed that gemstones were first discovered in dried up river beds while people were searching for food. In pre-historic times, gemstones were used to make tools and weapons due to their hardness. During the New Stone Age, humans began to distinguish between the gemstones discovered and attributed supernatural powers to them.   Gemstones developed into the first article of exchange between nomads and settled farm communities. Throughout time, new gemstone discoveries were made, and methods for cutting and polishing them were developed. Gemstones...

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