Each and every stone we sell here at Hamra Jewelers is unique in its own way. But they are categorized and labeled differently. For example, did you know that there’s a difference between precious and semi-precious stones? You may not know that only 4 gemstones qualify as precious, one of those being diamonds. Here’s the other 3….

    • Emeralds


    • Rubies


    • Sapphires


The rest of the stones including garnet, peridot, amethyst, citrine, blue topaz and turqoise are considered semi-precious. That’s not to say they aren’t as beautiful and captivating, they’re just more abundant than precious stones.

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Each of our precious stone pieces showcases the stone in the best way possible. From our dazzling rings to our luxurious necklaces and bracelets, we have a jewelry piece for everyone.

Let’s take a look at each precious stone.

  • Emeralds - These precious stones hold a lot of history and symbolic tones. Emeralds symbolize harmony, nature and life. They make a perfect gift for anyone with a new child, or beginning a new chapter in their life. The emerald is also the birthstone for May so consider getting that special person in your life an emerald piece of jewelry for their next May birthday.

  • Rubies - The red precious stone has a special air of elegance. Their deep, red tones inspire the feeling of royalty and luxury. Rubies also symbolize passion, making them the perfect anniversary gift. The ruby is also a birthstone for July, bringing heat, fire and passion into any July birthday gift.

  • Sapphires - The royal blue color of sapphires make them the perfect precious stone for flashy, eye-catching jewelery. That’s precicesly why Princess Diana’s ring was so sought-after and many replicas have been made. Sapphires represent a vow of loyalty and trust, also making them the perfect gift for the special person in your life, as well as someone with a September birthday.


Make a trip to our luxury jewelry store in Scottsdale and view our extensive selection of precious stones. You’re sure to find one that speaks to you and inspires you to enjoy the elegance of precious stones or give the gift of beauty to someone in your life.