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What are Semi-precious Gemstones Beads

Introduction of Semi-precious beads

Semi-precious beads are the beads that are made up of pieces of mineral that are obtained naturally. Their commercial value is low as compared to the rare and costly gemstones such as Diamond, Ruby, Emeralds, etc. Semi-precious beads are less rare as compared to a diamond-like Gemstone and that’s why they are considerably low at price. They are used as jewelry ornaments on a general basis. These beads look beautiful and some of them are used as healing crystals. Generally, all of them are made up of natural minerals but there are some exceptions that are not natural minerals. Such exceptions include Jet, Pearl, Coral, Amber which are obtained from fossilized tree resins.

Types of Semi-precious beads

There are many Semi-precious beads that are used as an ornament in jewelry. These are shiny crystals and people love to wear them. Let me introduce some of them to you.

  1. Garnet

Garnet is one of the popular semi-precious stones as very much resembles the precious stone, Ruby. People who love ruby but cannot afford it as it is very costly then they buy Garnet. It has a deep red color and that makes it similar to Ruby. As it is red in color people usually look at it as a symbol of love and highly use it for engagement rings.

  1. Amethyst

Amethyst is a semi-precious stone that is of violet color and a symbol of spirituality. People who are in search of peace love to keep it with them. Another reason for loving this is their durability. This stone is highly durable and once was used by kings and queens similar to Diamonds.

  1. Onyx

Onyx is another popular semi precious beads that are black in color. This color looks really classy and people love to carry this classy black onyx stone in their jewelry. This kept on attracting people and that’s why it is also known for its magical properties. There is no scientific claim about its magics but some people believe in it.

  1. Opal

Opal is a unique crystal with an amazing property of reflecting light and after that, it changes its color. When someone wears this stone, it shows rainbow-like colors as it reflects the light. This helps to enhance the jewelry and its design. Opal has also another variant which is quite rare and it is in black color. This Opal bead is quite costly as compared to its general variant.


These are some of the amazing Semi-precious beads that are less costly as compared to precious Gemstones but high in demand.

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