The term “semi precious” is applied to a subset gemstones, and the term was created to set them apart from what are considered precious stones (diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds). Things like amber and lapis lazuli, which are not really stones at all are still considered “semi precious” by most people. This distinction reflects the rarity of the respective stones in ancient times, as well as their quality.  all are translucent with fine color in their purest forms and very hard.  This distinction is not related to their monetary value, i.e. some forms of garnet are more expensive than emeralds.  

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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
(none) (none) 1923,1110.199 (none) (none)
(none) 30-12-574 (none) (none) (none)
(none) (none) (none) (none) unknown
(none) (none) 1931,1010.167 (none) unknown
(none) (none) (none) B16320 Unknown
(none) (none) (none) B16339 Unknown
(none) 30-12-658 (none) (none) (none)
(none) (none) (none) B17292 (none)
(none) 30-12-397 (none) B18116 (none)
(none) 30-12-404 (none) B18123 (none)
(none) (none) (none) B17498 (none)
(none) 31-17-252 (none) (none) (none)
(none) (none) (none) B17497 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.2 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.3 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.4 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.5 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.6 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.7 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-401.1 (none) B18120 (none)
(none) 30-12-391 (none) B18110 (none)
(none) 32-40-133 (none) (none) (none)
(none) (none) (none) B16716 (none)
(none) (none) (none) B17650 (none)
(none) (none) (none) B17636 (none)


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