For a long time the man is bewitched by the charm that the treasures of the nature emanate, so to adorn himself for vanity or for the ancestral necessity to protect himself assuaging his own weakness with strength in them contained.
The Gems that we propose you are the more sought by a refined and demanding public, but others are even available to satisfy any request.
For his untamable character (ada’mas in Greek) the Diamond has been one of the less beloved ornamental stones by ancient that didn’t succeed in working it. Today the Diamond is the gem for excellence and for its perfection we can consider it a true masterpiece of the nature.
When moonlight lick up the sea of the mysterious East, the oysters imprison the light and create the most fascinating gem: the Pearl. Every Pearl represents a miracle of the nature, for a long time the most elegant women sought after it for its warm brightness. Unlike the other gems, the Pearls don’t require any human intervention, is not necessary to cut it, to polish it or anything else to underline its beauty: the oyster builds it perfect.
Of uncertain etymology (perhaps it owes the name to ancient Turkish people that had a preference for it among all the stones) the Turquoise was already well-known and loved by the most ancient populations. The ancient Egyptians already drew out of it amulets that represented beetles and the Indians of America considered it a sacred stone. Today for eastern people it is symbol of magnanimity and elevated thought and the talisman of the Eastern Knights.
More than every other mineral the Jade recalls to mind the far Eastern lands. In China in fact it is appreciated for a long time and almost revered for his innumerable virtues. Even if it is difficult to work it, the Jade is used as a piece of jewellery but it is also artistically engraved for getting objects of great value, often rich of metaphysical symbols.
Appreciated and known already from the ancient people of Mesopotamia, India and Persia where they drew out of it objects and seals of great value for people of high rank, still today the Lapis-lazuli is one of the most requested ornamental stone. The name is given from the Latin “Lapis” that means stone and from Arab-Persian “zuward” that means blue, therefore the Lapis-lazuli it is the blue stone for antonomasia.
The Amber is not a mineral but a fossilised resin. Its origin is rather uncertain but it is considered that it is the resin of the conifers of the immense forests that in the Tertiary were submerged and exposed to a long period of fossilisation. The use of the amber like a gem goes up again to ancient epoch, there are traces of it that are datable to the prehistoric period. The ancient populations often used to burn it in honour of the gods and the Romans thought it symbol of wisdom, virtue and divine grace.