How long have gemstones been used for making jewellery?
At least 10,000 years gemstones have been used for jewellery making.
Which gemstones are the most popular for jewellery?
Amethyst, rock crystal, amber garnet, jade,jasper, coral,l apis lazuli, pearl, serpentine, emeralds and turquoise to name a few .
What defines a gemstone?
There is no particular definition but they all have something special or beautiful about them.
Most gemstones are minerals eg diamond and aggregates eg jade or others are rocks. some are oganic and some are synthetic or man made.
Today there are several hundred different gems and gemstones.
Which gemstones are suitable for jewellery making?
The harder the better as there is less chance of them breaking