Jewelry is a great addition to a woman’s image, an expression of style, taste and aesthetics. Every woman is individual and unique, so accessories should be selected correctly according to the type of appearance, character, figure or clothing style.
In addition to beauty, stones for jewelry have therapeutic and esoteric activity, which should also be taken into account when choosing jewelry, regardless of its manufacture — handmade or factory production.
What natural stones are used in jewelry?
Natural precious stones are minerals that have formed over thousands of years in three types of rocks:
Theoretically, these are self-generating substances of organic origin with a strictly defined chemical composition and physical properties. In their natural form, they are very rare in nature, in certain places, so they are very valuable.
Agate has a positive effect on the psyche, helps to strengthen self-esteem, balance emotions and relieve stress.
Aquamarine has a calming effect, increases self-confidence and improves mood.
Amethyst strengthens the mind and helps focus. People who wear amethyst jewelry always feel safe and calm.
Amber prevents headaches and strengthens the thyroid gland when worn around the neck.
Coral adds energy, stimulates and invigorates, balances the heart, positively affects the clarity of thinking, strengthens strength. In many cultures, it is considered a talisman that protects against charms and the evil eye, from diseases and betrayals.
Quartz stimulates fertility, strengthens the heart, kidneys, and calms.
Rose quartz is a stone of a strong heart.
Onyx is a stone of mental balance, adds energy and self-confidence, courage.
Opal gives a sense of humor, gives vitality, strength and wisdom.
When worn constantly, mother-of-pearl stimulates metabolic and body cleansing processes.
Ruby cleans the blood, which is good for both the liver and the brain. This mineral charges the body with energy.
Emerald relieves nervous tension and lowers high blood pressure.
Topaz is a stone of youth, gives strength to the heart, helps with depression and insomnia. It brings us more light and pleasure from life, strengthens concentration and willpower.
Artificial stones in jewelry
Initially, synthetic stones were even more expensive than natural stones due to the complex manufacturing technology, clean, pleasant and rich colors.
The synthesis of corundum, from which rubies and sapphires are made, was developed back in the 19th century. This technology developed rapidly, thanks to which man was able to grow stones for jewelry of various types.
Today there is no such precious mineral, a copy of which would be impossible to create.
What stones are used in jewelry — natural or artificial — can only be seen by a specialist through a magnifying glass or a microscope, and then not always.
Unlike artificial, natural minerals do not contain air bubbles, various inclusions, that is, elements of other minerals that give the products additional charm.
Synthetic stones in jewelry are names that have no analogues in nature
Zirconium, fianite or moissanite are the best diamond imitations ever created. Due to the similarity in appearance with precious minerals, they can claim to be a group of jewelry stones. However, their chemical composition and physical properties are completely different.
Multicolored Swarovski crystals, made of special glass, can imitate various natural stones — turquoise, pearls, rubies, emeralds, topazes and sapphires.
The main advantage of jewelry made of natural gemstones is their investment value. But thanks to the fact that synthetic stones are currently produced on a large scale, jewelry with an analogue of the favorite natural mineral is affordable for everyone.