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Gemstone Education

Types of Gemstones

There are so many different gemstones that come in various colors and variations that it would be hard not to find one to suit your specific taste. Learning a bit about each gemstone and its basic properties will help you in your search for the perfect stone.

Learn about the different types of Gemstones

Precious vs. Semi-Precious Gemstones

The rarest gems are classified as precious stones. These include diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tanzanite and rubies. Precious stones are more expensive than semi-precious but they follow the same color, cut, and clarity rules for value. All other gemstones are classified as semi-precious. However, today these separations do not have much significance. It is more common to simply classify between diamonds and colored stones.

Learn about the differences between Precious vs. Semi-Precious Gemstones

Guide to Gemstone Enhancements

This guide provides information on the most common enhancement and treatment processes for some of the most popular gemstones.

Learn about Gemstone Enhancements

Pearl Education

Use this guide to familiarize yourself with the origins of pearls, how they are cultured, types, sizes and colors of pearls, how pearls are graded and how to care for pearl jewelry.

Learn More About Pearls