Gemstones have a unique way of representing various elements from other fields of life. A glimpse of a far-off galaxy, the stripes, and spots of an animal are inclusions that tend to speak multitudes. With a story so unique, it isn’t a surprise why gems been prized since the early centuries.
My inspiration from gemstones and their inclusions is something you can see throughout my blog. Gems filled with vibrant colour, perfectly oriented inclusions, and a unique blend of immiscible liquids that add character. Merely a by-product of elements that merge together, it will be unjust not to provide gems the recognition they deserve. But what completely takes my breath away is how natural gemstones, completely untouched by man, still turn out unflawed in every sense.
Nature has a way of showing us what’s good for us and what’s not, and gemstones are just perhaps nature’s way of saying, “go on adorn yourself with stunning rocks !”.
I’m writing this blog post to show you a little of what I see and find interesting in a few gemstones.
Sapphire is the second most durable gemstone known to man making it ideal for rings and jewelry. But what would you say if you could see a cluster of stars within your engagement ring?
Part of the species Beryl, Aquamarines are the light blue to sea green variety that is a cousin to the Emerald. Known for their ice-like crystal clear gems, an Aquamarine is filled with colour and brilliance.
Have a look at this inclusion in an Aquamarine, a rare sighting, but doesn’t it look just like the spots of a cheetah? This liquid that has been pressed within a plane, is characteristic and indicative of natural origin.
A variety of the quartz species, Amethyst, Citrine or even Praseolite Quartz often shows “Zebra Stripes”. A strange occurrence, these stripes often help gemologists.
Fluid inclusion causing this Zebra effect
Zebra Inclusion in Amethyst
Amber is another example of nature’s excellent skill to preserve beautiful things. An organic gemstone Amber was once part of a living organism when it started off as sap from a tree. The sap that hardens and oxidizes over the years becomes the hard golden, honey-like transparent gemstone we love.
Part of the natural world, Amber often encapsulates insects as it develops mummifying organisms for centuries.