Moreshine Gemstone
Moreshine Gemstone

UNDERSTANDING GEM TERMINOLOGY

Gemstones is a subject just as good as any other subject, such as IT, agriculture etc. And it’s good if you are in gemstone business or you are planning to do gemstone business to know the terminology used in this business. Otherwise you may be a stranger in the gemstone market.

Here, I would like to show you some of the gemstone terminologies frequently used. 


You will not learn them in one day or one week, it may take few months or years to master them.

Below is a list of some of the gem terminologies, but it is your responsibility to find out their meaning of each.

  1. Treatment
  2. Treated
  3. Heated
  4. Blemish
  5. Inclusions
  6. Stimulant
  7. Eye clean
  8. Loup clean
  9. Phenomenon
  10. Synthetic gem
  11. Transparent
  12. Translucent
  13. Opaque
  14. Fancy color
  15. Fancy cut
  16. Melee
  17. Cabochon
  18. Manmade gemstone
  19. Lab created
  20. Lab grown