Gemstones / Precious Stones

Gemstones and precious stones are naturally occurring minerals that have been used to make jewellery for many thousands of years. Gemstones such as rubies, sapphires or emeralds turn necklaces, bracelets, or earrings into precious accessories.

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Gemstones / Precious Stones

Gemstones - Precious Minerals for Jewellery Making

The history of jewellery is almost as old as that of human beings, as adorning the body with small accessories has been a part of early customs. In addition to precious metals such as gold and silver, gemstones have been very popular for producing necklaces, rings, earrings or bracelets since ancient times. Rubies, sapphires, emeralds, opal, onyx, agate, and many more have been used to make jewellery. Among the most sought-after and, at the same time, most expensive gemstones are certainly diamonds but jewellery made of opal, amber, and moonstone is very popular among women and men.

Gemstones: Jewellery Stones with Special Qualities

It is difficult to distinguish between the terms gemstone, precious stone, or semi-precious stone in common usage. Sometimes all minerals used for jewellery production are considered gemstones, while other times, gemstones are generally equated with precious stones. Precious stones have some established criteria: They should have a certain level of hardness, be relatively rare, and not contain any foreign substances. Furthermore, precious stones should not be artificially produced. After all, their natural structures, shapes, and colours are what make them so unique, and turn the jewellery in which they are incorporated into genuine unique pieces. But gemstones captivate not only due to their appearance; many of them also carry special meanings. For example, some are considered protective stones against negative influences, lucky charms or symbolise harmony or passion. In addition, some gemstones are even said to have a healing effect or a positive influence on health. Some gemstones are said to promote balance, provide peace, strengthen self-confidence, or relieve stress.

Buy Gemstone Jewellery at ars mundi

Jewellery featuring gemstones is one of the absolute classics of fashionable accessories. Whether it's pendants, necklaces, arm jewellery, brooches, ear jewellery or complete jewellery sets - gemstones or precious stones can be wonderfully used for all of them. Gemstones become timeless pieces of jewellery when combined with other gemstones or metals such as gold or silver, or precious stones - ensuring you will enjoy your amber jewellery, garnet jewellery or ruby jewellery for a long time. The jewellery you can buy at ars mundi is of the highest artisanship. The design of the jewellery is finely coordinated in form and colour, drawing inspiration from European styles of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries as well as art from other continents, such as Africa, Asia, and South America.