GEMSTONES are cut and polished mineral crystals used to make jewelry or other adornments. They are used in jewelry because of their gleam and ornamental attributes. Uncommonness is another characteristic that lends value to a gemstone. They are unique in the sense that they tell a story, they share common beauty, each gemstone has a distinctive special colour and are gathered from all corners of the world. Some gemstones have been appreciated since history began and others were only discovered recently.
ARE GEMSTONES PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES?
Precious stone and semi-precious stone are both classifications of gemstones. Precious stones are Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, and Sapphires. They are classified as precious stones because of their market value and high commercial demands. Which most times it’s not applicable. All other gemstones are considered semi-precious stones.
The name semi-precious doesn’t mean Precious stones are more valuable, rarer, more beautiful or more desirable than "semi-precious stones." They are classified for commercial reasons only. A gemstone is a mineral or other natural material that has the beauty and durability needed for use as personal adornment or an ornamental object. Jewelers are of the opinion that any stone that meets this definition should be considered as something special and "precious."
Do you know that Emerald is a variety of a beryl, so are Aquamarines. But Emerald is precious while Aquamarine is “semi-precious”. Also, garnet and some other gems are found in a fewer number of locations and are produced in smaller quantities than any of the "precious" stones?
Saint Tracy does not want her clients to be influence by the names Precious and semi- precious gemstones. Instead they should focus on what gemstone appeals to them, suits their intended use, and has a price that fits their wallets. The names "precious" and "semiprecious" are old and arbitrary designations that have never been truly meaningful.
However, we have breathtaking collection of engagement and wedding rings beautifully crafted with different Gemstones. Visit us today and you will be glad you did!