Gems and Precious Stones

How are gemstones made?

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Answered 2010-01-21 19:56:33

Gemstones are not made, in fact they are raw minerals, crystals that reside in the Earth's crust. We mine these minerals, and then often treat them or heat them, cut and polish them to give them cut, clarity and brilliance.

No actually mate they are not man made they are made of rock colliding together and forming from hundreds of years

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