Hi, I want to talk about the academic terminology related to Gems and Gemology.  

  • Jewel:  Generally, a jewel refers to a piece of jewelry containing one or more gems set in precious metal.
  • Colored Stone: Colored stone is a term for all gemstones even if they are colorless except diamonds.
  • Synthetic stone: Synthetic gemstones are man-made, and they have similar physical and chemical properties as a natural gemstone.
  • Rock: A rock is a natural aggregate of two or or more minerals