Precious vs. Semi-precious Gemstones
Precious gemstones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires and considered precious since the min-1800’s due to their rarity. All other stones classified as semi-precious.
However, this does not mean that precious gemstones cost more than semi-precious gemstones. Some jades and opals have sold for over $1 million.
Natural vs. Lab-created Gemstones
Natural stones are created in and mined from the earth. However, sometimes the natural stone’s color and/or clarity get enhanced through a treatment process, such as heat.
The gemstones created in laboratories look like natural stones created using the same composition as natural stones to make gemstones more affordable. Examples include opalite, diamonds and rubies.
Neither of these gemstone types should be confused with imitation gemstones, made using dyes, paint, foil, glass and various other materials. Cubic zirconia is an imitation gemstone.
Looking for a specific gemstone? Seeds of Wellness offers a variety of tumbled and some raw gemstones/crystals. We also provide handmade jewelry by local artisans – necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hematite rings. Also check out our handcrafted gemstone trees, figurines, tealight holders and wands. Stop in or call 440-933-7733 to learn about the quartz, jasper, agates and other gemstones/crystals we offer.
Want a piece of jewelry or a gemstone tree with specific gemstones? Seeds of Wellness makes custom bracelets, earrings, necklaces and gemstone trees for you. Call or stop in for more information.
For more information about gemstones, please click on our blog post links below:
Differences in Gemstones
What Is Jasper?
Balancing Your Chakras with Gemstones
Metaphysical Properties of Chalopyrite (Peacock Ore)