Magic gemstones are gems enchanted by peoples' beliefs that they hold special power. Since ancient times gems have gained this power via the process of fetishism (attribution of magical power to physical objects). These more primitive versions were believed to hold power continuously. Later, more modern versions of gemstones were believed to be able to store energies of various kinds. This additional quality (depletability, requirements to create) enhanced the magical potential of gems (so long as they were properly charged).