KNOW-IT-ALL KID FOR PRESIOUS STONES
Precious stones - the most beautiful flowers of nature
The most famous 12 precious stones are : diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, aquamarine, chrysoberyl, topaz, tourmaline, Peridot, Garnet, pearl and opal. A mineral is classified to the group of precious stones, it has to be sufficiently rare and beautiful. The rarer the mineral the more expensive it is. The hardness of minerals is also important. For precious stones are used minerals with hardness above 7 on the Mohs scale. Precious stones are valued at their beauty and therefore the appearance is the most important quality. Processing of precious stones is called faceting. When processing precious stones are faceted, ie they are shaped with facets .
Unit of weight for precious stones
Unit of weight for precious stones is the carat, the standard measuring unit all over the world. 1 carat = 0.2 g; internationally accepted measuring unit of gems is the metric carat, weighing 200 milligrams.
Which zodiac sign are you? Do you have a gem?
According to astrology, each zodiac sign is attributed with specific gems that have favourable influence on the person, depending on his/her star sign.
Amber - The oldest known amber in the world is more than 120 million years . The colours of amber are brown, orange and red, but can be found almost white types.
Who should have an amber? Gemini, Aquarius, Leo
Opal - Opal is colourless, but in most cases it can be found in all possible colours - yellow, brown, even black.
Who should have an opal?Libra, Scorpio, Cancer
Amethyst - Amethyst is a purple in colour and it is very beautiful jewellery.
Who should have an amethyst? Aries, Sagittarius, Cancer, Pisces
Ruby - ruby is deep red in colour and it’s the stone for leaders.
Who should have a Ruby? Aries, Capricorn, Leo
Diamond - The diamond is not only the precious jewel but also one of the most powerful gems. Apart from colourless diamonds, it occurs in various pale shades. The rarest is the black diamond.
Who should have a diamond? Leo, Aries, Libra
Garnet - Grenades can be found in all colours of the rainbow, but most frequently in a very dark red.
Who should have а garnet? Sagittarius, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Leo
Turquoise - Turquoise can be found in various shades of blue.
Who should have a turquoise? Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Aquarius
Jasper - Jasper may be in different colours.
Who should have a jasper? Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Leo, Capricorn
Sapphire - The colours of sapphire could vary greatly. In the past it was used to decorate crowns, jewellery, clothes.
Who should have a sapphire ? Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Moonstone - Moonstone is the favourite of jewellers.
Who should have a moonstone? Cancer, Aquarius and all the other zodiac signs, except fire ones.
And do you have a gem - talisman ?
The most widespread is the selection of precious stones, talismans, according to month of birth, here in the table below - choose your stone - mascot as the month in which you were born to you good luck:
|Month of Birth||Colour||Official Gemstone|
|March||Pale blue||Aquamarine, Heliotrope|
|April||White (transparent)||Diamond, Quartz|
|May||Light green||Emerald, Hrisopras|
|August||Pale green||Chrysolite, Sardonyx|
|September||Dark blue||Sapphire, Lazurite|
Answer: GRAPHITE - Its name comes from Greek and means “writing”.