Semi Precious Stones/Semiprecious gemstones/Semi-precious stones are names for all varieties of gemstones that are not categorized as “precious”. In the West, precious stones are diamonds, sapphires, rubies and Emeralds. All other stones are considered semi-precious stones. Semiprecious stones include gemstones fashioned from: agate, amber, amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, chalcedony, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, citrine, garnet, hematite, jade, jasper, jet, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone, obsidian, onyx, peridot, rhodonite, sunstone, tiger’s eye, tanzanite, topaz, turquoise, tourmaline and many other materials.
Semi-precious Stones and Precious Stones are commercial based classification and was a distinction that marketers created years ago which gives the false impression that precious stones are more valuable than semi-precious stones. For example, a Tsavorite green garnet is more valuable than a mid-quality sapphire. It’s a concept from the West that often puts misconceived notions of the truth into consumers’ minds. So contextually there is a difference between semi-precious and precious, but it is mostly for show and strictly from a commercial perspective.
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