Most gemstone buyers purchase gems for making jewelry. But some buyers are gemstone collectors, and they are, dare we say, a special breed. Some gem collectors aim for breadth in their collection -- they try to acquire samples of all the different kinds of gems. Other collectors search for depth in one kind of gemstone. Though some gemstones can be extraordinarily expensive, gemstone collecting need not be an expensive hobby. Many unusual gems are still inexpensive because the supply is so limited that no market demand is created for them. Many gemstones that are in good supply today will become rare in the future as supplies are exhausted. Time is on the side of the collector.
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