Semi Precious Stones are the best income generating mineral resource in India. Jaipur, the pink city is known to be the hub for semi precious gemstones. It is famous worldwide for its perfect cutting and finishing articulates and has some of the finest artisans. Interestingly, Jaipur is not the original place of mining these semi precious gemstones. Most of the raw gems are imported from the rest of the world but they are given their shapes and finish at this place. So if we may say so, they are groomed in Jaipur. Even Orissa is known for its contribution in this to this trade. Semi precious gemstones are always a better option to buy rather than the precious stones. There is a reason for this statement: We usually wear according to the fashion trends and fashion changes like the seasons. If you invest in highly valuable commodities you have to keep in mind that fashion is the root cause of the change of the value of your investment. Coming to their effects and significance each Semi precious stone has a story of its own. The Amethyst is the most recognized and precious gemstones in the quartz family. The word amethyst originates from the Greek word ‘amethystos,’ which means ‘not intoxicated.’ In the early Greeks Times wine was a heavenly drink and was a royal indulgence. So with this theory the Greeks would mix their wine and drink with large amethysts and believed that they could consume as much alcohol as possible without passing out and getting drunk.
Topaz is the hardest of the silicate mineral family and made of two components- fluorine and aluminum. The pure Topaz is crystal clear, and is now found in abundance after the discovery of a new source in Brazil. The Blue Topaz is said to make the men more handsome and relates to chasing away sadness anger and fear. It serves as a cooling effect for the hot heads.