Welcome to Colored Stone Essentials  Assignment 1

With the knowledge you gain from this assignment, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the difference between an organic and an inorganic gem
  • Identify the three traits that all gems have in common
  • Explain the three components of colored stone durability
  • Understand how gems are classified by species and variety
A passion for colored stones, coupled with an understanding of their properties, will help you succeed in the exciting gem and jewelry market.