This evening, I once again saw a reference to “semi-precious” stones.
Way long ago, I was taking the GIA Colored Stone Home Study Course,
and within there, was the attempt to reeducate all to no longer use
the term semi-precious. This has stayed with me, and I do know others
also prefer to use the term, Colored Stones.
We are an International Group of Jewelry related persons, and should
have some influence, starting with ourselves. How about it, anyone
up to the challenge?
Suggestions, When we see it in a publication, contact them, yes en-
masse is better and ask them to reconsider their terminology. We can
do the same for Advertisers and Companies.
Some old habits, are persistent, but with concerted efforts, we
should make some headway.
We all know that many Colored Stones, are by far, more rare, more
expensive, and beautiful, than those termed “Precious.”