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Precious vs Semi-Precious Gems

May 14, 2015

See how your jewelry stacks up: precious vs. semi-precious

We’ve all heard of the value of precious gemstones, but what are they and what is the difference between precious and semi-precious? Read below and you’ll never forget:

Precious stones – What are they?

  • Emeralds, rubies, sapphires, & diamonds, oh my!


    Are precious stones more valuable than semi-precious?

    • Nope! They can be, depending on which stones you are comparing, but this is not an overall rule.

    Then which gem stones are semi-precious?

    • All the rest!