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ID: 4455311 pcs
thumb image of 0.5ct Diamond-Cut White Sapphire (ID: 445531)
0.45 ct Sapphire
4.4 mm
$ 54.18
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ID: 4645254 pcs
thumb image of 1.9ct Oval Facet Pink Red Ruby (ID: 464525)
1.90 ct Ruby
4.9 x 4 mm
$ 47.50
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ID: 3998992 pcs
thumb image of 1.3ct Pear Facet Yellow Golden Sapphire (ID: 399899)
1.30 ct Sapphire
6 x 4.9 mm
$ 34.70
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ID: 4597961 pcs
thumb image of 1.5ct Octagon Step Cut Red Ruby (ID: 459796)
1.47 ct Ruby
7.6 x 4.9 mm
$ 3632.81
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ID: 42328310 pcs
thumb image of 2ct Diamond-Cut Yellow Golden Sapphire (ID: 423283)
1.99 ct Sapphire
3.6 mm
$ 59.70
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ID: 4664361 pcs
thumb image of 1.1ct Oval Facet Red Ruby (ID: 466436)
1.12 ct Ruby
6.9 x 5 mm
$ 25.76
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ID: 4396871 pcs
thumb image of 6ct Oval Facet Blue Sapphire (ID: 439687)
5.96 ct Sapphire
12.1 x 9.9 mm
$ 16688.00
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ID: 4649211 pcs
thumb image of 11.1ct Oval Facet Red Ruby (ID: 464921)
11.14 ct Ruby
13.2 x 11.2 mm
$ 445.60
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ID: 2452011 pcs
thumb image of 0.2ct Baguette Facet Yellow Orange Sapphire (ID: 245201)
0.24 ct Sapphire
4 x 3 mm
$ 17.16
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ID: 40215110 pcs
thumb image of 1.5ct Diamond-Cut Pink Red Ruby (ID: 402151)
1.54 ct Ruby
3.1 mm
$ 213.91
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ID: 4731611 pcs
thumb image of 0.7ct Round Facet Yellow Sapphire (ID: 473161)
0.66 ct Sapphire
5.1 mm
$ 75.96
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ID: 4597981 pcs
thumb image of 1.8ct Octagon Step Cut Red Ruby (ID: 459798)
1.76 ct Ruby
8.2 x 4.5 mm
$ 3479.59
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ID: 4442602 pcs
thumb image of 1.3ct Oval Facet Golden Yellow Sapphire (ID: 444260)
1.30 ct Sapphire
5.9 x 4.9 mm
$ 65.30
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ID: 4647811 pcs
thumb image of 3.4ct Oval Facet Red Ruby (ID: 464781)
3.40 ct Ruby
9 x 7.1 mm
$ 102.00
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ID: 45233910 pcs
thumb image of 1.7ct Octagon Step Cut Pink Sapphire (ID: 452339)
1.69 ct Sapphire
2.9 x 2.8 mm
$ 50.70
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ID: 4396881 pcs
thumb image of 5.7ct Oval Facet Blue Sapphire (ID: 439688)
5.67 ct Sapphire
11.2 x 9.9 mm
$ 15876.00
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ID: 3994276 pcs
thumb image of 1.7ct Round Facet Pink Red Ruby (ID: 399427)
1.69 ct Ruby
3.6 mm
$ 287.25
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ID: 4597991 pcs
thumb image of 1.7ct Octagon Step Cut Red Ruby (ID: 459799)
1.71 ct Ruby
8.8 x 4.9 mm
$ 3380.73
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thumb image of 2.7ct Oval Cabochon Yellowish Green Sapphire (ID: 427870)
2.72 ct Sapphire
7.7 x 6.5 mm
$ 19.04
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ID: 4664301 pcs
thumb image of 1.2ct Oval Facet Red Ruby (ID: 466430)
1.17 ct Ruby
7 x 5.2 mm
$ 26.91
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thumb image of 2ct Oval Facet Red Ruby (ID: 465628)
2.01 ct Ruby
7.8 x 6.1 mm
$ 46.23
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Precious Stones
The concept that some gemstone types are considered 'precious', while others are only 'semi-precious' is actually a recent innovation that dates back to the 19th century. Most people incorrectly assume that this concept is one that dates back hundreds of years as a 'tradition'. The term 'semi-precious' was first used in 1858 in reference to gems 'of less commercial value than a precious stone'. Precious stones were known as the 'precious four' gems, which included fine sapphire, red ruby, green emerald and of course, diamond (all colors including white, yellow, red, blue, green, champagne, cognac, chocolate and etc). These four types of precious stones typically command high prices due to their extraordinary color, brilliance and/or extreme rarity.

However, as of more recent times, the distinction between precious and semi-precious gems is no longer recognized by most professionals in the gem and jewelry trade. In fact, the 'traditional' list of precious gems has been expanded from 4 gem types to numerous gem types. Many of the newer members of the precious gem group include precious topaz, precious pearl, precious opal, precious coral and more. Other varieties of colored stones are actually rarer and more precious than any of the original precious gem members, such as red beryl (bixbite), color-change alexandrite, red spinel, tanzanite, demantoid garnet and tsavorite garnet, for example.

It is fair to say that we have now reached the point where precious and semi-precious has become meaningless. In fact, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) periodically considers banning the use of these terms and the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) already includes the following text in their Code of Ethics: "Members should avoid the use of the term 'semi-precious' in describing gemstones". Although these organizations in the USA have begun taking action on changing the use of the terms described, the rest of the international gem and jewelry trade are still continuing to use the terms, though more loosely. It is fair to say that the original precious four gems are still considered by most to be precious, while most other varieties of colored stones are typically still being referred to as 'semi-precious' gems.

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Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)

Dimensions are given as;
length x width x depth,
except for round stones which are;
diameter x depth

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Gem varieties vary in density, so carat weight is not a good indication of size

Note: 1ct = 0.2g

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