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Gemstone Earrings

Gemstone earrings are the perfect example of timeless elegance. From time immemorial gemstones are being used in earrings to give a stunning look. Gemstone earrings can be made of various types of stones like ruby, sapphire, emerald, blue topaz, amethyst etc. Moreover, gemstone earrings can also be studded with organic gems like amber, pearls, etc. Pearl is valued as a gemstone and is cultivated or harvested for jewelry and it gives a classic look to the earrings. Diamonds as gems seems to have paralleled increasing availability through European history. By 1477 diamonds had begun to be used in wedding rings. Depending on the type of gemstone, the earrings are designed in different styles to suit the tastes of every strata of society. Gemstones are mineral rocks or petrified material that when cut or faceted and polished can be used in jewelry. Gemstones are prized especially for their great beauty. Characteristics that make a stone beautiful or desirable are colors, unusual optical phenomena within the stone, an interesting inclusion such as a fossil, rarity, and sometimes the form of the natural crystal. Diamond is prized highly as a gemstone since it is the hardest naturally occurring substance known and is able to reflect light with fire and sparkle when faceted. Traditionally, common gemstones were classified into precious stones and semi-precious stones. The former category was largely determined by a history of devotional or ceremonial use and rarity. Only five types of gemstones were considered precious: diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst. Throughout the ages, gemstones have been seen as representations of wealth and power. Symbols of supremacy like crowns and richly decorated clothes and robes have traditionally been adorned with jewels. But gemstones are not just for the wealthy or scientifically-minded researcher, the common man can also to enjoy the beauty of these gems. The gemstones appeal initially due to their mysterious nature, luster and colour. This makes them exquisite but their rarity, hardness and durability makes them very valuable. Gemstones are minerals. Out of a total of more than 2500 different minerals, only about 60 odd are commonly used as gemstones. In simple words, gemstone earrings present a unique image of timeless beauty and elegance.