PRECIOUS STONES ARE ALSO IN OUR POLAND

PRECIOUS STONES ARE ALSO IN OUR POLAND

Not everyone knows, that there are also precious stones in Poland, Although - if we stick to the strict division according to their hardness - we would rather classify them as semi-precious. More …

RAW IS INTERESTING

RAW IS INTERESTING

The sight of a raw gemstone is disappointing. Not a hint of glare, not a flicker of fire, nor the weakest play of colors! Ot - shapeless pebble with often rough, matt surface, generally opaque, nothing particularly distinctive …

WHERE DOES THIS COLOR PALET COME FROM??

WHERE DOES THIS COLOR PALET COME FROM??

As for a great mystery, the colors of precious stones were always looked at. It was easiest, of course, to say, that they are born in the devil's kitchen cauldrons. In fact, however, the matter is easily explainable.

WHAT IS KARAT?

WHAT IS KARAT?

The value of a gemstone depends on several factors, inter alia, the frequency of occurrence, color and purity, correctness of the cut and size.

The latter is defined in carats. She was brought in, because the commodity in general …

Hard and soft precious stones

Hard and soft precious stones

However, there is another division, which is worth writing a little more about. We will refer to it frequently in later chapters. “In this case, the hardness of the stones was chosen as the criterion.

As it should be …

Precious and semi-precious stones

Precious and semi-precious stones.

We have already mentioned many names of gemstones, So it's time to think, how many of them exist at all and can they be systematized in some way.

Specialists have already counted over 300 stones, by …

STONES OF LUCK

STONES OF LUCK

Astrologers also contributed to the popularity of gemstones in antiquity and the Middle Ages. They argued, that it is easy to secure the favor of fate, if a stone is worn that corresponds to the sign of the zodiac or the month, w …

“Supernatural” properties of gemstones

The interest in stones has increased, when various supernatural properties began to be attributed to them, influencing the fate of their owners. In time, even a large amount of science was developed on the subject. The learned books have appeared, in which you could read, what …

Precious stones already before 10 000 years

Indian archaeologists say, on the basis of excavations, that in India and Burma, men and women decorated themselves with precious stones before 10 000 years. Chalcedony and jade were particularly popular at that time, about which was in these …

KING ZYGMUNT'S HOBBY

KING ZYGMUNT'S HOBBY

Polish kings also spared no effort and money, to possess jewels worthy of their power. The crown of Bolesław the Bold, which was later lost, was modest. Władysław Łokietek ordered a new one to be prepared, of pure gold, richly inlaid …