With the awareness and appeal of healing gemstones; using crystals for physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing increasing rapidly, as people become aware of the energy vibrations of healing crystals and the properties they hold for us to tap into on a healing level, we are able to see many beautiful and unusual gemstones being made into jewellery pieces for us to wear.
The word ‘jewellery’ comes from the word ‘jewel’ and translates from languages dating back to Latin from the word ‘jocale’ as a ‘play thing’. The idea of wearing or adorning ourselves with attractive items is believed to go back over 100,000 years to beads made of shells.
Many people over centuries of traditions have passed down for their techniques and purpose for design and stone choices for jewellery making. These are most known to be associated with precious and semi-precious gemstones.