7 Facts About Gemstones

7 Facts About Gemstones

Gemstones
The mineral wealth of the earth has been converted into beautiful gemstones for millennia. Within that time gemstones have garnered a rich history partly in thanks to their value and rarity. Here are some facts that come from this history. Cleopatra’s Favorite Gemstone The Egyptians were known to love green gemstones. But due to the limited technology of the time, people had a hard time telling the difference between the two green gemstones- emeralds and peridots. It was quite common to find people owning emeralds thinking it was a peridot and vice versa. Cleopatra was known for favouring the peridot over the emerald though she loved both of them. It is thought that she may have been adorned with emeralds thinking they were peridots. The Softest Gemstone In The World…
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