It’s the very art of crafting gemstones. These gemstones have been widely used since ancient times. The gems are distinct for their vibrant colour, vivid radiance, variety and rarity. This is what makes them craft their niche from other mineral crystals. A crystal is a solid that has an organized structure. Minerals are naturally occurring crystalline structures. All minerals therefore form crystals. More than crystallizing our creativity, mining our mind and mixing with our heart, these colorful gemstones come with a special power of healing.
It has a historical context and gemstones jewelry has been discovered in the remains of ancient civilizations. This goes to show that gemstone jewelry was equally admired during different periods of time. It is included in our narratives of myths and legends. Epic mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata also mention the healing powers of gemstones. And then how these kings and queens wore them with élan and adorned them with elegance.
It is an elevating thought to know that the gemological reserves of India fascinated the Mughals to such an extent that it motivated them to set up a massive empire in India. The art of stone craftsmanship extensively prospered during the Mughal era in almost all parts of India. The precious and semi-precious gemstones were profusely used to make the jewelry so that they could be adorned by the elites.
It was during the Victorian era that India emerged as a trading hub of precious stones and semi-precious stones. The best part is that even today, India produces the finest gemstone-studded jewels in the world and is a leading country for jewelry production and consumption.