Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What’s their meaning? Part I


Have you ever wondered where the names of gems come from? What do they symbolize? In some cases, their name is really eloquent as it usually reflects the colour, but there are some stones which need to be known a little bit more in order to understand their designation.

If you’re curious to find out what the names of gems mean, please receive my invitation of reading a short series of posts on this issue. This is the first part and let’s start with:

  • The diamond’s name comes from the Greek "Adamas" meaning invincible, in reference to their extreme hardness
Via Van Cleef & Arpels - official website


Via Jacob&Co's official website

  •  Agate comes from the Latin “Achates”, referring to the river in Sicily that produced a plentiful supply of agate in ancient times
Via Pinterest - Kimberly McDonald’s Botswana agate and diamond earrings set in 18-karat white gold

Stay tuned for part II.

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2 Comments:

At April 4, 2013 at 2:10 AM , Blogger Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

Oh, diamonds, one day I will have one, at least one :), even a small, tinny one, that only I will be able to see.

 
At April 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM , Blogger Georgiana said...

My dear Tereza, I wish you many more diamonds, not just one. You never know, maybe you'll have an entire collection. :)

 

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