Know All About the Semi-Precious Stones of Rajasthan

Know All About the Semi-Precious Stones of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a renowned maker of global gems and stones. It is also the home to a plethora of semi-precious and precious gemstones. In addition, it is well-known for its silver-smith activities and has a huge variety of earrings to several different anklets to match them. Emerald, Topaz, Sapphire, Rubie, coupled with Quartz, Amethyst, and many more are peculiar semi-precious stones of Rajasthan.

A distinctive ornament is ‘Thewa‘ from Chittaur, known for its metalwork on glass. Also, because most of the rural populations in our country wear silver jewellery, a lot of effort goes into this creation. Not to mention MeenaKari jewellery, Lac bangles, enamelled gold jewellery, emerald-cutting, uncut diamonds, and Kundan art are as famous as silver. Here’s a list of all such classy gemstones that are available in the cities of Rajasthan, which are India’s most potential jewel industry hubs. This list also works as a gemstone buying guide and might give some tips for buying them.

Emerald- semi-precious stones of Rajasthan.
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Emerald

As a matter of fact, the emerald is a green jewel that gets its name from the Greek word “smaragdos,” which means “green pebble”. An original emerald has a pure green colour and a high degree of transparency to be a quality gem. However, they were traditionally worn to aid recovery and to increase passion and fulfilment. The most prominent active mines in Rajasthan are located in the Ajmer district at Rajgarh and Bhubani, and in the Udaipur district at Tikahi. Although, mining for emeralds in India began in the 1950s and expanded after liberation.

Topaz
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Topaz

Pure topaz is clear, which means it is free of flaws. Topaz is available in yellow, green, blue, orange and on rare occasions, reddish-pink. Topaz has a fluorosilicate property that can contain residual elements that cause the Topaz to have distinctive shades. This gemstone represents cheerfulness and happiness. The industries in Rajasthan finish and polish Topaz gemstones in bulk due to their characteristics and high demand.

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Sapphire- semi-precious stones of Rajasthan
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Sapphire

The sapphire is a blue gemstone, which got its name from the Arabic root word “Safir”. This rare gemstone is commonly assumed to be solely blue. Yet there are fancy colour sapphires that may be available in almost every shade of the rainbow. The price of natural sapphires varies according to their colour, clarity, size, cut, and general quality, with cornflower blue sapphires being the most expensive. Many rulers of Rajasthan wore sapphires as a potent barrier against harm.

Ruby- semi-precious stones of Rajasthan
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Ruby

The ruby gets its name from the Latin word “rubor,” which means red hue of desire.   The price of this colourful gemstone varies according to colour, clarity, size, cut, and general quality, and it ranges from pink to deep red. Pigeon blood-red ruby is the brightest and most precious ruby. Rubies, like diamonds, contain inherent flaws known as “silk”. Rubies have been worn by royalty since ancient times. It is however thought that a good quality ruby will grant its possessor a life of serenity and tranquillity.

Quartz- semi-precious stones of Rajasthan
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Quartz

Pure quartz, often known as rock crystal (or pure quartz), is a colourless and transparent mineral. Quartz comes in a variety of colours, including citrine, rose quartz, and amethyst. Healers also use natural quartz to boost nerves and has a potent memory enhancer. Rose Quartz is a form of quartz that ranges in hue from pale pink to rose red. Its other name is the ‘love stone’.  It is also a very calming and pleasant stone, increasing one’s consciousness and sense of empowerment. Udaipur, Pratapgarh, and Jaipur lead the Quartz manufacturer in Rajasthan.

Amethyst- semi-precious stones of Rajasthan
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Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple or violet quartz type that is frequently used in jewellery. This gemstone got its name after the Greek word “amethystos“, which means “not inebriated”. The optimum amethyst colour has a predominant purple tint. The deep purple amethysts were a favourite of royalty as a mark of their elevated social status. According to history, amethysts may also make the wearer more observant in financial negotiations and thus the Rajasthani-Marwadis prefer to keep this stone.

Rajasthan is a region where tradition infuses every part of life. The Jaipur market has a stronghold in the jewellery businesses throughout India, as well as on the world’s level. As the name Johari Bazaar suggests, this vibrant bazaar is well-known in Rajasthan. The variety of ranges is unrivalled, and it not only caters to the elites or famous people, but it also has a large selection of semi-precious and silver masterpieces on show at cheap costs. Traditional work of art consists of placing semi-precious stones of Rajasthan and valuable jewels in solid 22-carat gold and pure silver, with unrivalled design and craftsmanship. 

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