About Gemstone Earrings
A gemstone is a piece of mineral, crystalline rock, or other
organic material that is cut and polished typically used in making
jewelry. They vary in brilliance, color,
clarity, hardness, and durability and display varying degrees of rarity,
beauty, and desirability.
Gemstones are typically categorized as either precious, or
semi precious. Precious gemstones include the likes of the well known, such as
diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires while all others fall into the semi
precious category. Donít be misled, strongly colored semi precious stones of
good size can be worth more than a diamond!
They are further classified by Mohs scale of mineral hardness-it
basically measures a mineralís hardness (or scratch resistance) on a scale of 1
to 10, talc being 1 and diamond being the hardest (most scratch resistant) at
In addition to being prized for their beauty, gemstones have
traditionally been known to have special powers and medicinal properties. So instead of popping an ibuprofen, someone
in the past (and even today!) will simply don jewelry featuring jasper around
the neck. Have a big exam? Wear your favorite adventurine piece for the
day-its thought to increase intelligence!
Whether or not the claims can be substantiated, itís nice to know that there
is a possibility that there are other benefits to wearing awesome and
fashionable natural gemstone jewelry!
We carry a wide selection of gemstone earrings in many styles, colors, and materials. Our gemstone earrings come from many countries around the world and will add flair and diversity to your wardrobe. Long lasting and durable, these earrings in sterling silver and gold make great gifts and keepsakes for people of all ages and backgrounds. Thank you for shopping at Gem Avenue!