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What are semi-precious stones?
A semi-precious stone is also known as a gem or gemstone (also a jewel, a gem, a precious stone), which is a portion of fake panthere de cartier ring, which, in refined and cut form, is used to create jewelry or other embellishments. There are also organic resources or precise rocks that are not minerals (for example jet or amber) that are also used for jewelry and would also be considered to be gemstones, as well.
The traditional classification in the West, which goes back to the ancient Greeks, begins with a distinction between precious and semi-precious; similar distinctions are made in other cultures. In modern use, the precious stones are diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald, with all other gemstones being semi-precious for cartier nail bracelet fake. This distinction reflects the rarity of the respective stones in ancient times, as well as their quality: all are translucent with fine color in their purest forms, except for the colorless diamond, and very hard, with hardnesses of 8 to 10 on the Mohs scale. Other stones are classified by their color, translucency, and hardness.
The traditional distinction does not necessarily reflect modern values, for example, while garnets are relatively inexpensive, a green garnet a be far more valuable than a mid-quality emerald.b Another unscientific term for semi-precious gemstones used in art history and archaeology is hardstone. Use of the terms ‘precious’ and ‘semi-precious’ in a commercial context is, arguably, misleading in that it deceptively implies certain stones are intrinsically more valuable than others, which is not necessarily the case.
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