Welcome to Colored Stones Assignment 1

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

  • Understand the basics of gem chemistry and physical structure
  • Describe the difference between organic and inorganic gems
  • Explain how gemologists classify gems
  • Understand how a gem’s availability affects the way it’s marketed
  • Understand the importance of honestly disclosing gem treatments
The colored stone market has changed dramatically in the last couple decades, with big changes in consumer demand as well as in gem resources.