Humankind has been crafting exquisite pieces of jewelry from precious stones for thousands of years. Gemstones were coveted treasures in every civilization.. Some people used these stones as a form of currency. Other civilizations used them in many rituals and religious ceremonies. For example, the ancient Egyptians surrounded the deceased with gems to make sure they were well protected in the afterlife.
I have compiled a list of a number of beautiful gems that you may want to check out. I hope you enjoy these dazzling images as much as I did.