What is a semi precious stone?

Answer Semiprecious stones are commonly defined as any stone suitable for jewelry except diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, which are considered precious stones. Some semiprecious stones are actu... Read More »

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Is carnallite a semi-precious stone?

Named after 1800s German miner Rudolf von Carnall, carnallite is not a semi-precious stone, but a mineral. This mineral is an important source of potassium, or potash, which is used to manufacture ... Read More »

Which semi-precious stone has a name that comes from the Latin for sea water?

The name of the gemstone aquamarine derives from the Latin words for “sea” and “water.” Aquamarine stones range in color from pale greenish-blue to a deep blue. Aquamarine is the birthstone... Read More »

What is the meaning of precious&semi precious stones?

Centuries ago, "precious" and "semi-precious" were terms used to describe gems. Precious stones were considered more valuable and scarcer than semi-precious stones. Value and rarity of gems have ch... Read More »

Are diamonds actually semi-precious stones?

Diamonds are called precious gemstones, along with sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Other gemstones are referred to as semi-precious. Gemstones can be minerals like diamonds, as well as materials t... Read More »