Gemstones are commonly split into two groups: precious stones and semi-precious stones. This breakdown refers to their difference in rarity. Some stones are rarer than precious stones, but they're still categorized as semi-precious due to a lack of demand. The combination of the popularity and rarity of gemstones determines the classification, and they can be removed from or added to the precious classification as the market changes. Here are some common of the common differences between semi-precious and precious stones.
|All other gemstones||Diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald|
|Not rare to rare||Rare|
Advantages of Semi-Precious Stones
Limitations of Semi-Precious Stones
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