The traditional classification in the West, which goes back to the Ancient Greeks and begins with a distinction between precious and semi-precious stones; similar distinctions are made in other cultures.
In modern usage the precious stone are Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald with all other gemstones being semi-precious. This distinction reflects the rarity of the respective stones in ancient times, as well as their quality:
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Gemstones are classified into different groups, species, and varieties. For example, Ruby is the red variety of the species corundum, while any other color of corundum is considered sapphire. Emerald (green),Aquamarine (blue), Red beryl (red), Goshenite (colorless), Heliodor (yellow), and Pink Morganite (pink) are all varieties of the mineral species Beryl.
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