We love gemstones, especially in jewelry, but what do you know about them?
Precious vs. Semi-precious Gemstones
Precious gemstones are diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. These stones have been considered precious since the min-1800’s due to their rarity. All the other stones are considered semiprecious. However, this does not mean that precious gemstones cost more than semiprecious gemstones. Some jades and opals have been sold for over $1 million.
Natural vs. Lab-created Gemstones
Natural stones are created in and mined from the earth. However, sometimes the natural stone’s color and/or clarity are enhanced through a treatment process, such as heat.
There are gemstones being created in laboratories which look like natural stones. Opalite, diamonds, rubies and other stones are created using the same composition as natural stones to make gemstones more affordable.
Neither of these gemstone types should be confused with imitation gemstones. These stones are made using dyes, paint, foil, glass and various other materials. Cubic zirconia is an imitation gemstone.
Looking for a specific gemstone? Seeds of Wellness may have it in stock as tumbled and some in raw form. We also provide handmade jewelry by local artisans – necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hematite rings. Also check out our handcrafted gemstone trees, figurines, tealight holders and wands. Stop in or call 440-933-7733 to learn about the quartz, jasper, agates and other gemstones we offer.
Want a piece of jewelry or a gemstone tree with specific gemstones? Seeds of Wellness can custom make bracelets, earrings, necklaces and gemstone trees for you. Call or stop in for more information.
For more information about gemstones, please click on our blog post links below:
Differences in Gemstones
What Is Jasper?
Balancing Your Chakras with Gemstones
Metaphysical Properties of Chalopyrite (Peacock Ore)