We carry a large collection of gemstone earrings including Rubies, Emeralds,
Citrine, Sapphires, Topaz, Peridot and Opals. A gemstone or gem (also called a
precious or semi-precious stone, a fine gem, or jewel) is a piece of mineral,
which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.
However certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as
amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are
therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but
some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical
properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that
lends value to a gemstone.