Sapphire a precious stone

Sapphire is one of the four precious stones. The first color that comes to mind when we refer to it is blue and it owes it to the small amounts of titanium and iron in the mineral corundum. However, in addition to blue, sapphire can have other colors such as...

Emeralds and their value

Emerald is one of the four precious stones. It has a special green color which results from the impurities of chromium in the mineral beryllium. Due to it's color, it create jewelry of exceptional shine and beauty. It is a stone known since antiquity. The first mines where it was...

Semi-precious stones and their properties

What are they When we refer to the term semi-precious stones or gemstones we refer to mineral stones which have been used for thousands of years in the manufacture of jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, rings and necklaces. In many ancient cultures, in addition to being ornamental, gemstones had healing,...

Hoops earrings and their evolution over time

Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of body modification in the world. The first earrings date back to the Bronze Age and had a magical-religious character. Their shape were simple small circles. Over the centuries, however, they acquired various shapes. Hoops earrings in ancient times Sumerians made crescent-shaped...

Jewelry with Greek design

In Greek the word "kosmima" comes from the verb "kosmo" which means adorn. Initially, Greek jewelry was simple compared to other cultures. Over the centuries, however, they have become more elaborate and impressive. The progress of jewelry in Greece The Minoan and Mycenaean civilization are famous for the jewelry they...