Gemstones, the Facts and the Folklore

Gemstones in all their forms are not only beautiful and held to be valuable, they are also historically and culturally significant. They have played important roles in most, if not all, cultures throughout history. And still today they are held in great regard in modern cultures.

As a jewellery maker you need a good understanding of the materials you use. These resources are here to help you with that task.

In this part of our resource library we will cover gemstones in detail, from their geology to their part in history and folk lore.

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