Precious Stones Vs. Semi-Precious Stones
Though Diamonds Direct is synonymous with diamonds, we are proud to offer an extensive collection of precious and semi-precious gemstones. From loose stones to completed jewelry pieces- we have a collection of colored stones that will exceed your expectations. Our skilled diamond experts are also highly knowledgeable with colored gemstones. They will help you choose the perfect colored gemstone jewelry to suit your budget and your special someone.
When determining the value and quality of a precious gemstone, color is the primary characteristic to consider. Gemologists divide gemstone color into hue, tone, and intensity. The most requested precious gemstones are sapphire, ruby, and emerald.
Semi-precious stones come from all three possible types of geological formation: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. So, they usually come from any environment and can be found worldwide. The main differences between precious and semi-precious stones are transparency and hardness.