While polished jewels are beautiful, luxurious and can be used in many jewelry pieces, they are honestly not all that unique. The gems are cut into classic shapes which are quite common, taking away their originality. Those who are looking for something a little less ordinary than this should consider raw gemstone jewelry. Although it may not seem as shiny as the other varieties, it stands out on it’s own due to the lack of alteration. This means that essentially, no two gemstones will be exactly alike. The stones are not cut up into a specific shape and are typically only altered when actually setting them into the jewelry product such as the ring, necklace or other item of choice. The gems are easy to care for and do not typically require professional cleaning or routine maintenance like other varieties.