Tuesday, 8 April 2014

G - Gems

 From kings and queens to current day celebrities, gemstones were popular since many years.  Many people opt to wear gems or precious stones as their Jewellery because of its splendour and regal look. There's also a choice of colours. The wearer has the freedom to choose the colour of her choice that can match with her attire.

Gemstones is a piece of mineral which is cut and polished and is used to make Jewellery. It's classified as precious and semi precious stones. It's the beautiful cuts, designs and shapes that attract a lot of people around the world. 

Exquisite gems are magnificent to look at. They can be adorned with western and Indian outfits. Even a simple dress with a beautiful precious stone set gives the wearer the complete regal touch. Many celebrities are seen wearing Gems both on screen as well as off screen. Johnny Depp is one such celebrity who is known for his penchant for gems.  Wearing gemstones reflects a lot about your personality. It adds style, grace and a dash of colour to your complete look. 

There's also a great variety to choose from. Stones like Diamonds, Emeralds and rubies are normally worn on occasions. The lesser range semi precious stones are equally beautiful. In general people opt for semi precious stones as they are reasonable when compared to precious gems and equally exquisite to look at.

Gems are said to have astrological and healing significance too. There are different gemstones for all zodiac signs. 

Goldtone red coral teardrop Swirl Earrings
Price - Rs. 1776/-

In the above pic Shilpa Shetty is seen wearing a green Emerald. Celebrities like Aishwarya, Amitabh Bachchan have also been sporting this stone.

I've listed some of the popular gems and precious stones.

A - Alexandrite / Amethyst / Aquamarine

B - Bloodstone

C - Citrine / Coral / Cubic Zirconia

D - Diamond /  Coloured Diamonds

E - Emerald

F - Fire Opal

G - Garnet

J- Jade / Jasper

L - Lapiz Lazuli

M - Moonstone/ Mystic Topaz

O - Onyx/ Opal

P - Pearl

Q -Quartz

R - Ruby

S - Sapphire  / coloured Sapphires

T - Topaz/ Tiger's eye / Turquoise

Here's the link to an online gemstore. Click here  Jaipur gem

Note - Google images.


  1. I look forward to sharing the A to Z challenge with you this year! I am a minion of our cohost, DamyantiG, who heads the Theme Reveal team, #teamDamyanti! Thursdays, we hold #AZchat at 8 pm, EDT, if you would care to join and meet new people, there, as well, we'd love to have you! Mary aka Viola Fury @ViolaFury www.homelesschroniclesintampa.blogspot.com

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I'll try my best to be a part of the A#Z chat...Thanks Viola for connecting.