Th Olympus Art of Coloured Gemstones

If you are endowed with a healthy dose of curiosity, you will love precious stones. Each one conceals its own unique secrets, secrets the stones can be coaxed into revealing. Before Mother Nature creates something so beautiful, numerous coincidences must first occur deep within the earth. Natural forces such as high temperatures and extreme pres- sures can transform ordinary substances into precious crystals. Though created under the most arduous conditions below the surface, each crystal still faces a long journey to be- come a polished stone and an eye-catching jewel. Diamonds are prized because of their lack of colour, but...