Know Everything About Handmade Gemstone Jewelry
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Going to tell you about a place that has the higest quality gemstone
jewelry also a little history and some of the famous
gems that have been mined there. this place has a lot of history
the info below is from the site that you will get to see later that
tells of the rich history and how they make handmade gemstone jewelry.
handmade gemstone jewelry in
intricate designs is a craft that has been around in different parts
of the world for over a thousand years. This technology has been
passed down from generation to generation and is preserved and
practiced in many different countries, including Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka has
been renowned for its gem stones and gem studded jewelry since
The gem stones
of Sri Lanka have adorned the crowns and jewelry of royalty around
the world for many centuries.
ring given to princess Diana by prince Charles was set with a large
blue star sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Cat's Eye of Sri Lankan origin, weighing 105 carats was purchased for
the British Royalty from a reputed London Jeweler around 1900.This
Cats eye was cherished by four British Monarchs-Edward VI, George V,
Edward VII and Queen Elizabeth II-due to its exceptionally fine quality.
The Great Aqua
of Sri Lanka, with a weight of roughly 1,890 carats is the largest
gem found in Sri Lanka. This aquamarine yielded a sparkling gem of
946 carats, which became part of Saudi Princes royal collection.
of the gem trade in Sri Lanka is clearly established by the fact that
two technical terms used for two popular gem stones, Tourmaline and
Padparascha are of Sri Lankan origin. Tourmaline is derived from the
Sinhala and Tamil word "Toramalli' and 'Padparascha" is a
Tamil word used to refer to a pinkish orange Sapphire found only in
Sri Lanka. These terms were also used by the early Moor traders who
were the descendants of Arab traders who settled in Sri Lanka in the
eighth century AD
(1)Hopes cats eye- over 500 carats.
It is the
largest chrysoberyl Cats Eye in
the world previously owned by Thomas P.Hope,the wealthy British
banker and gem investor. This enormous cats eye is carved to
represent an altar surmounted by a torch. It is hemispherical in
shape and measures about one and a half inches in diameter.
(2)Blue giant of the orient-466 carats
This is the
largest blue sapphire
in the world-466 carats. Is was mined in the Ratnapura (Gem City)
District of Sri Lanka in 1907.It is a treasured possession of a
famous American Gem Collector.
(3)Logan Blue Sapphire-423 carats
It is the
second largest blue sapphire in
the world. It has a rich deep blue colour and is completely flawless.
It was gifted to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC by Mrs.
John A Logan.
(4)Rosser Reeves Star Ruby-138 carats
This is the
world's largest star ruby, and
it combines the rare features of excellent colour,good transparency
and a well defined star. It is one of the outstanding exhibits of the
U.S National Gem collection at the Smithsonian Institute.
As you can see
the people here know what they are doing and offer the best handmade
gemstone jewelry that you will find. all natural gemstones are of
course the best they are getting more popular by the day.
So whether you
are a serious collector or just want quality handmade gemstone
jewelry that you can bragg to your friends about . Now you know where
to look for the best.