Gemstones are nature’s result of tens of thousands of years of creation.
Gemstones are created by various environmental and natural phenomenon’s including: volcanic eruptions, meteor strikes, intense heat & pressure, rivers, oceans and various climate changes. Several factors have to be just right in order for a gemstone to be created– if just one small factor is off, the formation of the gemstone could be completely different, not occur at all, or in some cases, a completely different gemstone may be created instead.
A mineral, or stone, does not become a “gemstone” without help from humans though. Once minerals or stones have been formed by nature they must then be discovered through mining expeditions or even sometimes just by chance. From there, they must be treated with great respect and be properly graded, cut, shaped, faceted or tumbled and then finally polished to perfection.
The process requires talented artisans who understand the importance of each step, for if they do not the result can be disastrous. For instance, if the artisan who cuts the stone does not do so properly the gemstone may not have the inner life and shine that is expected of it. If a gemstone is not cut properly, even after polishing the gemstone will be of lesser quality or a complete loss altogether. Or if the artisan who facets the gemstone does not facet the stones correctly, the facets can end up uneven making the stone lacking of the sparkle and brilliance that it deserves.
Therefore, at each and every step, from creation to completion, every link in the chain must be perfect!
The creation of a beautiful, gem-quality gemstone requires precision from both nature, and humans in order to come to fruition. When all the elements are in place, the result is magical!