Do you know the difference between precious and a semi-precious gemstone? A gemstone and a jewel? A precious stone and a semi-precious stone are both classifications of gemstones. It is a portion of a mineral, which, in refined and cut form, is used to create jewelry or other embellishments. ... Precious stones are diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. All other stones are considered semi-precious stones.
A gemstone is usually a mineral, but it is one that has formed crystals and then been cut and polished professionally to be made into a piece of jewelry. So, gemstones and jewels are words for the same thing.
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