Gemstone FAQs:

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gemstones used as gems in the crystal or other form in which they are found?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a gemstone its chemical composition?

A: Yes.

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.