Gemstones

Gemstones

Gemstones are prized for their beautiful colours and patterns and are used in a range of applications including jewellery, decorative items and as important features of mineral collections.

What are gemstones?

An introduction to minerals that have been cut and polished.

Origin

Gemstones are formed below the Earth's surface.

Treating, cutting and valuing

Gemstones are rare and desirable commodities.