Q: Are gemstones hard? ¶
A: Yes, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value.
Q: Are gemstones not imitations? ¶
Q: Are gemstones identified by gemologists? ¶
A: Yes, and who describe gems and their characteristics using technical terminology specific to the field of gemology.
Q: Were gemstones graded using the naked eye? ¶
Q: Are gemstones used as gems in the crystal or other form in which they are found? ¶
Q: Are gemstones classified into different groups? ¶
A: Yes, and species, and varieties.
Q: Are gemstones often treated to enhance the color or clarity of the stone? ¶
Q: Is a gemstone its chemical composition? ¶
Q: Are gemstones used in even the most expensive jewelry? ¶
A: Yes, and depending on the brand name of the designer, fashion trends, market supply, treatments, etc.
Q: Is a gemstone a natural stone or lab-created? ¶
A: Yes, and the physical characteristics are the same.