Gemstones and me.
Gemstones are my hobby and have been for many years.
My name is Bob Scrivener, I am now retired and have been buying and selling Jewelry and Gemstones for a number of years. I keep up to date with new developments and news items regarding precious and semi-precious gems.
I try to pass on some of my knowledge and research on this site and cover a wide range of subjects, both topical and historical. My intention is to help others who are interested in buying for themselves or as gifts, those that wish to sell items and those that want to buy for an investment.
I will cover aspects such as the properties of various gems together with reasons for buying them. This will also include the use of gems in various types of Jewelry such as Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Pendants and costume pieces.
I will uncover some of the ancient uses of gemstones and folklore as to why certain names are given to certain gemstones. Some date back to as early as 3000 years ago, and before, and others were discovered only a couple of decades ago.
I will try to answer your questions as to why certain gems are important to the individual, such as Rubies being associated with the female name of Rose and the male name of Roland.
I will also look into the history of various gems and where they are mined.
Various countries mine the same gemstone but with differences in their rarity and therefore differences in their value, thus when you are considering buying a gemstone you will know which original mine and location to look for.
I hope you will find my articles helpful as well as interesting and will keep coming back for more information. I will be posting new items on a regular basis on a wide range of related subjects.