Nature has given us an amazing gift in
the form of very special rocks. It is amazing that the most precious of
gemstones is still simply a natural part of the Earth's crust. From the
simplest Agate to the most rarefied Emerald, this origin imbues them
with a magic, a specialness that humans have recognized from
Like beautiful flowers, colored gemstones come in every hue, tone
and saturation, and in many varieties. Both are born of Nature and
evolve into something exquisite. But, unlike flowers whose beauty fades
with time, the beauty of colored gemstones is everlasting.
Gathered from all corners of the world, every colored gemstone is
a unique creation that brings with it a rich history that blends the
mystery of Nature with the skill of humankind.
Let us explore the nature and folklore of Gems, from the book
"Gemstones, Beauty, Lore and Fascination" by Foxfire
Jewelers' Owner Michael Babinski: