What is the meaning of gemstones?

Answer A gemstone is organic material, or a mineral or rock that is used in making jewelry. A diamond is a gem and a type of gemstone that first must be cut, then polished, before you can appreciate its f... Read More »

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What Are Precious Gemstones?

Precious gemstones, also referred to as precious stones or just gems, are naturally occurring stones that are composed of mineral crystals, or crystalline. More than 40 varieties of common precious... Read More »

What hammer is used to split gemstones?

A chasing hammer, or "chasers" hammer, is used in jewelry design to split gemstones. Crack hammers are used by geologists to crack or split open larger specimens in order to get to the gems inside ... Read More »

What Are the Chemical, Physical & Optical Properties of Natural Gemstones?

There are more than 40 popular varieties of gemstones, lists the International Colored Gemstone Association. Among these are gemstones often used in jewelry, including diamonds, emeralds, rubies, s... Read More »

What Are the Similarities and Differences Between Synthetic and Natural Gemstones?

Natural gemstones are made of rock, minerals, crystals and other organic substances. These materials are cut and polished to produce gemstones. Due to scarcity and rising costs for some gemstones, ... Read More »