Precious stones are inherently occurring minerals with incredible beauty, uniqueness, and durability. They are also referred to as precious jewels and precious gems. This article discusses the crucial distinctions and similarities between precious and semi-precious stones and examines the attributes of each of the four unique jewels.

Why Do Precious Gems Have Such Value? 

Precious stones have always fascinated individuals, nevertheless of location or historical period. Humans have prized diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphire stones for thousands of years.

The main reasons why humans cherish precious stones:

Beauty: The visual attraction and enticing quality of precious stones are evident. They can be differentiated from more standard rocks and minerals by their enticing luster and frequently vivid colors.

Sparkle: When cut into faceted diamonds, precious stones can deliver sparkles or flashes of light due to their clarity and ability to refract and distribute light.

Rarity: Unique stones are frequently rarer than semi-precious ones, even though this is untrue.

Strength: Because precious stones are solid and resilient to chipping scratches, and other harm, they make lovely jewellery-making materials.

Symbolism: Precious stones have historically been connected to wealth, positions of power, and control. They are still used today to adorn religious and royal regalia. 

How about semi-precious gems? 

Although most individuals agree that gemstones are more attractive than ordinary minerals or rocks, only the four precious stones are considered semi-precious. Semi-precious gems are transparent, opaque, or something in between.

Precious gemstones' value, beauty, uniqueness, clarity, color, and durability are sometimes absent from semi-precious stones. In any case, there are numerous exclusions.

In the jewelry industry, the words "precious gemstones" and "semi-precious gemstones" are still in use and provide relevant descriptions to some extent.

Overview of Diamonds

The Earth's mantle's intense heat and pressure are responsible for forming most diamonds mined throughout history.

Because of their unique structure, Natural Diamond have distinctive physical characteristics not seen in other stones. Carbon also forms other minerals, like graphite and chaoite. Further, corresponding to most other materials, diamonds can bend light more because of their high refractive index. The birthstone for April is a diamond.

Overview of Sapphires

A gemstone form of the mineral corundum is known as sapphires.  Further, sapphires show pleochroism, or color change, relying on the angle at which they are seen. September's birthstone is sapphires. 

Overview of Rubies

A ruby and a sapphire are the same kind of gem. Any other shade of corundum stone is called a sapphire, whereas red corundum gems are invariably called rubies. The birthstone for July is ruby. 

Overview of Emeralds

The mineral beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate, which includes the gem type of beryl, is arranged in a hexagonal crystal system with trace amounts of added elements. Emerald Gemstone have a considerable extent of intellect and can bend light because of their average refractive index.

Compared to other valuable gemstones, emeralds are more prone to contain internal fissures, fractures, and other inclusions. The birthstone for May is emerald.

Briefly put 

Everyone has a favorite gemstone that they are drawn to, be it an emerald, diamond, or ruby gemstone. Every gem, whether semi-precious or precious, adds a remarkable quality to the jewelry. Choose colors and diamonds that complement your style and character to look attractive everywhere you go!