What is a Gemstone?
Gemstones can be referred to as a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone. The name gemstone is given to a piece of mineral, rock or organic mineral that has been cut and polished. These stones then get made into jewellery or various other designs. Certain rocks such as opal and lapis lazuli and organic materials that are not minerals such as pearl and amber are commonly used for jewellery designs and therefore often considered to be gemstones.
How are gemstones formed?
A majority of gems are formed below the surface of the ground; however there are a number of different ways individual gemstones can be made. A large amount of these gemstones are created when the minerals react with water that is found just below the surface of the earth and the minerals then dissolve. This process allows the minerals to form with gemstones like opals, agates and amethysts forming when the solution cools or evaporates.
Meaning of Stones
Rainbow moonstone features occasional iridescent or multi-coloured flashes with transparency that ranges from opaque to semi translucent, making them a beautiful stone. Rainbow moonstone is thought to bring balance, harmony and hope while enhancing creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence.
Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz encourages clarity of thought and purpose to one's heart and mind.
Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl is an iridescent layer of matter that makes up the lining of many mollusks. Mother of pearl is thought to awaken the feeling of love, the love energy it shares is both effective for yourself and others. It can be used to increase love luck or increase your self-esteem.
Pearls are the ultimate symbol for wisdom. Valued for their calming effects, pearls represent serenity, while being able to strengthen valuable relationships and convey a sense of safety. Pearls also symbolize purity, as well as integrity and loyalty.