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What is Gemstone? ;
A gemstone is a mineral that is cut and polished to make jewelry. Gemstones are often associated with a certain color, and they are used to create different types of jewelry. Some of the most popular gemstones include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.
Characteristics of a Gemstone
Gemstones are natural or synthetic materials that are used to make jewelry and other decorative items. They are typically colorful and durable, and they often have special properties that make them valuable. Some gemstones are used to make birthstones.
There are many different types of gemstones, which can be classified in a variety of ways. One way to classify gemstones is by their chemical composition. This can be further broken down into mineral groups, such as silicates, carbonates, sulfates, and phosphates. Another way to classify gemstones is by their physical properties, such as color, hardness, and luster. Yet another way to classify gemstones is by their origin, such as organic or inorganic.
Flaws or Material Within a Stone Can Be Represented as Inclusions.
Inclusions within a stone can be natural or man-made. Natural inclusions are created by the environment, while man-made inclusions are created by humans. Flaws or material within a stone can be represented as inclusions. Inclusions can be used to identify a particular stone, as well as its origin.
Cutting and Polishing
The final step in the lapidary process is to cut and polish the gemstone. This is done to increase the stone’s beauty and value.
There are many different techniques for cutting and polishing gemstones. The most common is to use a diamond saw to cut the stone into the desired shape, and then use a polishing wheel to polish it.
Other techniques include faceting, cabbing, and carving.