What's behind our obsession with gems
Having survived for millennia, gemstones have long been considered reliable investments, as they continue to hold their value through the generations. Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Written by Marissa Miller, CNN
Humankind's fascination with precious stones long predates the establishment of gemology. The Romans believed that diamonds were splinters of falling stars, while the ancient Greeks considered them to be the tears of the gods.