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    History of Gemstones

    There is this quintessential question…

    What is the heart of crafted jewellery?

    It’s the very art of crafting gemstones. These gemstones have been greatly 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 organized structure. Minerals are naturally occurring crystalline structures. All mineral therefore form crystals. More than crystallizing our creativity, mining our mind and mixing with our heart, these colorful gemstones come with the 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 being admired during different periods of history. It is included in our narratives of myths and legends. In epic mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata mentions 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 so much that it motivated them to set up of the 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 pieces to be adorned by elites of that time…

    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…