Even up to now, a gemstone is attractive to the eyes of many. Many years ago, it has even been a symbol of a legendary power for peoples of different cultures. Moreover, colored gems were known as charms or amulets to drive away evil. People have used them as a status symbol later on, showcasing how powerful and rich they are.
Nowadays,gemstones can be found around the globe and modern mining techniques makes them more affordable. But that doesn’t make them any less special. In fact, of more than 3000 minerals found on earth, only a small percentage qualify as gemstones due to their beauty, colour, durability and rarity. Mandarin garnet and tanzanite, to add to the traditional selection of ruby, emerald and sapphire; are examples of the new varieties that have been discovered.
Choosing a gemstone is fun and affordable. You can choose any color or type that will suit your style and personality. It’s also a perfect gift for someone on just about any occasion. Here in Newcastle Jewellery, there’s a variety of gemstones you can enjoy from alexandrite, citrine, heliodor, ruby, turquoise, aquamarine, sapphire, amethyst, and emerald; among others. Check out our gallery for more.