Gemstones have been part of jewellery designs since the earliest civilisations and gemstone jewellery has been one of the most popular forms of jewellery. The appreciation of coloured gemstones dates back centuries when they were worn for their talismanic properties and believed to be gifts from the gods. Emperors and empresses have worn them to strengthen their status, power and wealth. Gemstone jewellery instantly elevates your look and makes you look elegant, without much effort on your part. While it is best known for its stunning beauty, this type of jewellery offers more than just charm and appeal. In this blog post, we discuss other benefits of wearing beautiful jewellery designs made with gemstones.
What Are Gemstones?
Gemstones are minerals, rocks and organic matter that have been chosen for their beauty, durability, and rarity. They are cut, faceted or polished to make jewellery or other decorations. They form as minerals under various conditions in the rocks of the Earth’s crust, while just some of them form in the mantle. All gemstones are mined in the crust. A few organic materials like pearls, red coral and amber are also classified as gemstones.
The first characteristic uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition. Many types of gemstones belong to groups or species which share a common crystal structure and chemical structure. Some of the most important gemstone species include beryl, corundum, garnet, quartz and tourmaline.
The main classification of gemstones is a distinction between precious and semi-precious gemstones. Precious gemstones have beauty, durability and rarity, while semi-precious gemstones have only one or two of these qualities. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are the only four precious gemstones while all other gemstones are considered semi-precious.
International Gem Society has information on over 300 different gemstones, from traditional and popular jewellery types to collector’s gemstones.
Reasons to Wear Gemstone Jewellery
There are many benefits beyond the beauty and appearance of gemstones when it comes to wearing them. Here, we explain 7 reasons why wearing gemstone jewellery could be beneficial for you:
1. Gemstones are Wonders of Nature
Mother Earth gifted us with an incredible range of colours and geometry in crystals and minerals. Every one of them is unique and magical. It could be said that crystals turn pure chemistry into a visual delight! It is a wonderful feeling to be able to wear something that Mother Nature created.
2. Versatile Gemstone Jewellery Designs
The days when jewellery with gemstones was reserved only for the rich are truly over. Precious gemstones have become more accessible to everyone while semi-precious stones offer a huge variety of sizes, cuts and shapes to please any taste and style. They can be fitted into both, delicate and bold designs offering you many options to express your unique style and achieve a multitude of outfit combinations with just one piece of gemstone jewellery.
3. Timeless Beauty
The divine beauty of gemstones adds sophistication to any basic look. It has that timeless elegance that never goes out of style and helps you effortlessly achieve a stylish look. You will stand out from the crowd by wearing a jewellery piece with gemstones be it a delicate or a statement one.
Two main points support the sustainability of gemstone jewellery. Gemstones come from nature and they last a lifetime. Gemstones are natural materials found in the Earth’s crust. While we are fortunate to be able to use them, we still have to take care to use them efficiently. For that reason, all pieces we make are made-to-order to prevent any waste. Also, we only use recyclable boxes for our jewellery. Regardless of current fashion trends owning only a few pieces will be sufficient to style many outfits and express your personality. Just think of your favourite gemstone necklace that can brighten up so many outfits and help you achieve a different look every time.
5. Meaningful Gemstone Jewellery
Jewellery is often used to mark important rites of passage in people’s lives. Every piece has a story of where it came from, why you have it, who bought it for you and when. Equally, choosing a gift that perfectly symbolises your love and affection is not an easy task. The abundant world of gemstones and jewellery can certainly make it easier. The fullness of colours, textures and beautiful meaning behind every gemstone type could put a smile on everyone’s face. This type of jewellery is very popular in birthstone jewellery, Communion jewellery and as a gift to mark a wedding anniversary.
6. Gemstone Symbolism
Gemstones carry different symbolism established throughout history. Different gemstones have been attributed with different powers, charms and meanings. Many of these associations stemmed from mythologies from Egypt, Ancient Greece, Rome, Asia and even the Bible. Gemstone jewellery is an expression of your taste and style. In connection to that, you choose a certain gemstone or design because you are drawn to it. A certain gemstone speaks to your soul and reflects your goal. By wearing it you carry your intentions with you at all times and are constantly reminded of your purpose. Gemstones can boost your energy, bring calm, attract wealth, enhance your intuition, increase mental abilities and boost your confidence. The gemstones below we have in our collection. Their meanings take our breath away each time! Check them out.
Amethyst carries the energy of fire, passion, creativity and spirituality. It is one of the best crystals for meditation. Throughout history, the special virtue of Amethyst was to prevent drunkenness and overindulgence.
Rose Quartz is named the gemstone of unconditional love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love.
Lapis Lazuli is thought to bring wisdom, and truth and reveal our inner insight. It inspires the honesty of the spirit.
Turquoise is best known for boosting the wearer’s status and wealth, shielding from evil and bringing good luck. It has been thought of as a symbol of good luck and success.
Garnet is a powerful energising and regenerative gemstone. It balances, strengthens and protects.
Pearls are very soothing and calming in nature and carry maternal, nurturing and supportive vibrations. Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and centeredness and to promote faith, loyalty and truth.
Amazonite is the gemstone of courage. It is calming, balances and strengthens compassion.
Black Onyx is said to offer powerful vibrations of protection and strength.
Yellow Jade attracts love, protection and prosperity.
Angelite is a calming gemstone that can help ease overwhelming emotions. It invites you to find within the feelings of love and support that you are looking for outside of yourself.
Green Agate is a gemstone of strength. It enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect.
Tridacna can stabilise mood, eliminate worry, and balance mental and physical states.
Red Aventurine is a “can-do” gemstone of vitality and renewal, creating confidence and capability. It enhances creativity, and prosperity and diffuses negativity.
7. Health Benefits of Gemstones
Gemstone jewellery is much more than what holds the eye! One of the most powerful ways to work with different crystals and gemstones is actually to wear them. Since ancient civilisations, it has been used for decorative as well as healing purposes. It is well known that gemstones have unique natural emotional and physical healing benefits. By wearing your gemstones in a form of jewellery, you will be able to enjoy their natural healing qualities. Choosing a particular gemstone for specific healing support can be a beneficial way to remind you of your needs to achieve balance and healing in your life. Crystals and gemstones can help you attach healing intentions to your subconscious as well as your conscious mind to move you towards the desired health outcome. Gemstone jewellery can make you feel great by offering a balancing effect on your energy system. They can help you feel calmer through their grounding effects and energetic influence.
Gemstone jewellery lets you showcase your classy style and helps put together your overall look. Luckily, wearing it has more benefits than just how it looks. Rich and long history attaches different symbolism and healing properties to each gemstone. Additionally, gemstones’ natural origin and abundant variety make them the most versatile material to use for jewellery. Just a couple of beautiful pieces will be sufficient to have the perfect accessory to make you feel great and look timelessly elegant. After understanding the vast benefits of wearing gemstones, I am sure you are looking forward to choosing a special piece of gemstone jewellery for yourself or your dear one!