What Are Gemstones, Can All Minerals be Gemstones?

What are gemstones

A question that is often asked is what are gemstones, can all minerals be gemstones? The short answer to the second part is: No, some minerals will never be a gemstone.The longer answer is: it depends on how you define “gemstone”. What Are Gemstones? The most common way to define gemstones is simple: if it’s cut or polished and is used in jewelry it’s a gemstone. If you define a gemstone in this way there are a lot … [Read more…]