- Published: 29 December 2010 29 December 2010
Don't forget we also have Gemologists that also submit articles for the magazine. If you have researched a particular gem and would like to share your knowledge please get in touch.
Gemstone is the name given to rarer high quality(good colour & clarity) mineral which has been cut into a certain shape ie baguette, princess, cabochon, facet ideally to be set into a piece of jewellery.
Other crystals, stones are sometimes also referred to as gems but they may be created from a combination of minerals.
Precious and semi-precious are also terms relating to gemstones, however mostly over used by the commercial market.
Normally if the gem is colourful enough and sufficiently rare it will be more highly prized and valued.
The magazine always has a range of suppliers that stock a comprehensive range of gems and gemstones.
Gemstone news report excerpt from issue 42