Gemstones: Where do they come from
Gems are mined and processed in Central and Eastern Asia, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Egypt and Central America. Although there are indications that ancient Greeks, Romans and Byzantines, admired the stones and knew much about them, only a few attempts were made in Europe to process the stones and use them to create jewels.
According to GemStories, interest in precious stones has grown significally in Europe with advances in Science and Commerce, during the 15th and 16th century.
Yorgos Efraimis holds each gem as a unique treasure of nature and “hugs” it with golden or silver hands…