As Earth Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about all the gifts the Earth gives us. Aside from the obvious things like water, sustenance, and oxygen I started thinking about all the beautiful things or as I like to call them, Earthly Delights. My most favorite Earthly Delight? Gems. Due to the fact that there are far too many gemstones to list, with great difficulty, I’ve narrowed it down to my four most noteworthy.
First of all, I love aquamarine because of its various colors and shades. It can appear as stormy and untamed as the open sea or as sleek, chic, and calm as an infinity pool. Harness the power of the raging sea or the cool mystery of undisturbed waters, find your perfect CED aquamarine design.
Although most people instantly picture a shade of blue when they think of sapphire, these gems come in many colors. Primarily found throughout the Eastern hemisphere, sapphires are thought to symbolize loyalty, nobility, and wisdom. They are often associated with focusing the mind and maintaining self-discipline. Who couldn’t use more help with that? Center yourself with sapphire.
As fierce as the name suggests, fire opal begs to be in the spotlight. The color is so vibrant, it actually looks like flames. Found mainly in Mexico, consequently, these gems are often referred to as “Mexican Opals.” While other variations of opal exhibit a large play-of-color, fire opals display much less. Seems like you don’t need as much play-of-color when you’ve got blazing beauty.
This gem is formed when thin needles of color (often gold and silver strands), called rutiles, form within quartz. These “imperfections” or “impurities” have formed and rather than detracting, they add value to the stone. Rutilated quartz has an understated, yet poetic sophistication. Embrace your imperfections.