Why do gems have value?


 By Richard S Brown, PG

Why do gems have value? Why does any “thing” have value? If we analyze the factors we can see four factors at play, and with a 5th factor also coming into play as the case may be. These 5 value factors are:

  1. Beauty
  2. Rarity
  3. Durability
  4. Portability

And in some cases involving sacred objects an extra consideration would be…

5. Power

In progress…

By |2018-02-01T06:24:50+00:00September 5th, 2017|Gemology|Comments Off on Why do gems have value?