Indian Diamond Institute
Gemstones, also known as precious or semi-precious stones, are natural mineral crystals that are prized for their beauty, rarity, and durability. These exquisite stones have been treasured throughout history for their aesthetic appeal and their use in jewelry and ornamental objects. Gemstones come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, each possessing unique properties and characteristics that make them desirable to collectors and enthusiasts.
Gemstones are often categorized based on their color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Some of the most well-known gemstones include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and amethysts, but there are countless other varieties available. Each gemstone carries its own symbolism and cultural significance, adding to its allure. Gemstones are not only used in jewelry but are also utilized in decorative items, such as statues, figurines, and home decor pieces.
Beyond their aesthetic appeal, gemstones are believed by many to possess metaphysical properties and healing energies. Different gemstones are associated with various qualities, such as promoting love, protection, luck, and spiritual growth.