The precious gemstones make the beautiful sight and they are loved by every woman when they are studded in the necklace, rings or earrings. You may not find even a single women who does not like a piece of jewelry with a studied diamond. Most of the people know the gemstones as ornamental objects, but there are a lot of other interesting facts which are associated with the gemstones and here I will let you know a few of them.
In some European countries, amber and coral are used by children against evil eye and cough.
The amethyst is considered as a symbol of sincerity, lucidity, serving, to combat drunkenness, sleep and even get rid of grasshoppers
The largest known jade was discovered in China on September 17, 1978.
In a temple in Shanghai, China, there is a statue of Buddha of 1.5 meter tall and 3 feet wide, carved in white jade.
The largest known opal is the 17,700 carat Olympia Australis, discovered in Australia in August 1950. It is displayed there in Melbourne, and its value is estimated at $1,800,000.
In the olden days, it was crushed and mixed with wine and beer when it was intended to honor people of high bloodline.
In the fourth century, the ruby was a symbol of love and was also used to combat epidemics, nightmares and depression, as well as to increase intelligence. Ruby was also believed to fight obesity.
Some believe that the sapphire used on the heart provides courage. St. Jerome saw in it the means of gaining prestige with the powerful and protection from divine wrath. It was taken as a medicine against fever, and the
Egyptians ate it as a tonic.
Those who use crystals for health care say that sapphire is useful in the case of excessive sweating, ulcers and vision disorders. With milk or vinegar, it is used to combat rheumatism and colds. The sapphire is the gem used in the ring of cardinals.
Turquoise was used by the Egyptians in the treatment of cataracts. It was once believed that it protected against accidents and that it had the power to accuse the presence of poison, exuding abundantly.