The Attributes of Gemstones

In this lesson, you’ll learn about the attributes that determine whether a mineral can be considered a gem. The three attributes will be covered in detail so that you gain a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics that make gemstones special. You will also watch a video clip featuring the Naica Mine in Mexico that will give you a glimpse into the mining process of gemstones and some of the challenges of mining which contribute to their value.

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