Any coloured gemstone other than a ruby, emerald, or sapphire is considered a semi-precious gemstone. Generally speaking, semi-precious stones are more abundant than precious stones. As such, it is easier to find larger stones with excellent colouring for use in jewellery. The value of semi-precious stones varies from stone to stone depending on the availability of the mineral. Due to the wide range of colours available, semi-precious gemstones are the perfect choice for people wanting to create their own look in regards to their jewellery.
Coloured gemstones have long been a favourite of many in expressing their personalities. Although diamonds are the most popular stone, coloured gemstones offer more options in terms of expression and creativity.
Of all the coloured gemstones, only three are considered precious- sapphire, ruby, and emerald. These stones in their purest forms are extremely rare and boast of extraordinary colours. Larger precious gemstones with good colours are harder to come by and as a result, stones with inclusions and blemishes are often used in jewellery.
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