Are you looking for some fun facts about gemstones? From why we love diamonds to the beauty of emeralds, check out these amazing gemstone facts!
We’ve all heard it before; diamonds are a girl’s bestfriend (as are emeralds, rubies and sapphires, are we right ladies?)
Ever since we’ve been scrambling around in the dirt thousands of years ago, we’ve always been fascinated by jewellry and gemstones. Whether for their beauty, status or just for the fact that gemstones make us happy, there’s something so alluring about precious stones.
However, it’s very easy to forget that they are just that though – stones, formed through pressure and time millions of years ago. So how much do we really know about gems? It’s time to find out with these fun facts about gemstones!
Did you know there are more than 200 different known varieties of natural gems that have been discovered?
We all know diamonds are the hardest material on earth, right? Do you know what the second hardest material is?
What about the fact that the Romans believed that a diamond was a piece of a falling star? Even the Romans and Greeks were obsessed with gemstones!
Today we know much more about gemstones and where they come from. So, to continue our fascination with precious stones, check out these amazing gemstone facts.
What gemstone is your favorite? Are the any facts about gems that you really had no clue about? If you think we’ve missed any fun facts, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them to our articles!