The saying Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder doesn t hold true when it comes to gemstones for their natural sparkles are captivating for every eye. The vibrant colors and different shapes are what makes a gem mesmerizing to one s soul and mind. Gemstones are not only dear to human beings but God and Goddesses as well due to its luring nature. Gems have been there since the inception of the Earth. We have read about gemstones in Vedas and Puranas.
Gems are usually classified into three parts i.e. Jaivik (creature), Vanaspatik (plant), and Khanij (mines). Corals, pearls and other such gemstones belong to Jaivik, whereas, Amber comes under Jaivik and rest is covered by Khanij. This was about natural gemstones, lately more and more artificial, synthetic & man-made gemstones are making their way into