About Persia

Persian Empire:  refers to any of a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia (modern–day Iran). The first of these was the Achaemenid Empire established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Several later dynasties “claimed to be heirs of the Achaemenids”. Persia was then ruled by the Parthian Empire which supplanted the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire, and then by the Sassanian Empire which ruled up until mid 7th century.

It is important to note that while many of these empires referred to themselves as Persian, they were often ethnically ruled by Medes, Babylonians, or Parthians.  Persian dynastic history was interrupted by the Arab Muslim conquest of Persia in 651 AD, establishing the even larger Islamic Caliphate, and later by the Mongol invasion.

The empire is noted for its rich culture, art, poetry and gems.  With a beautiful landscape encompassing mountains. deserts and forests, Persia today has the same powerful cultural and spiritual connection handed down from 550 BC.

Gems like Rose Quartz and Sapphires are the highest sought items in the world.  The quality and clarity is the best in the world.  Coupled with the mystical and biblical connections, when you wear and own a gem from Persia – you feel the connection of the past and the power from a historical region.