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gem·stone

 (jĕm′stōn′)
n.
A precious or semiprecious stone that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished.

gemstone

(ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn)
n
(Jewellery) a precious or semiprecious stone, esp one cut and polished for setting in jewellery.

gem•stone

(ˈdʒɛmˌstoʊn)

n.
a mineral or crystal that can be cut and polished for use as a gem.
[before 1000]

gemstone

A mineral valued for its beauty, durability, scarcity, and suitability for cutting into a gem.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gemstone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelrygemstone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
cabochon - a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
Translations
حَجَر كَريم
drahokamdrahý kámen
ædelstensmykkesten
gimsteinn
polodrahokam
kıymetli taş

gemstone

[ˈdʒemˌstəʊn] Npiedra f preciosa or semipreciosa, gema f

gemstone

[ˈdʒɛmstəʊn] n (= gem) → pierre f précieuse

gemstone

nEdelstein m

gemstone

[ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn] ngemma, pietra preziosa

gem

(dʒem) noun
1. a precious stone especially when cut into a particular shape, eg for a ring or necklace.
2. anything or anyone thought to be especially good. This picture is the gem of my collection.
ˈgemstone noun
a precious or semi-precious stone especially before it is cut into shape.
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The availability of gemstone identification laboratory ensures transparent and fair trade of precious/semiprecious gemstones and mineral specimen which are brought in from all across the country, he added.
Gemstones have captured the imagination and desires of men and especially women for ages.
This Gem Bazaar is the first of its kind in Quetta, which shows the PGJDCs commitment for consistent efforts to promote Pakistani Gemstone sector and also to provide a lucrative opportunity and platform for those interested in buying and selling gemstones and mineral specimen under one roof in secured environment.
He has designed and managed exploration campaigns worldwide for both metals and gemstones, and has concentrated primarily on Canadian diamond and gemstone exploration for the past 10 years.
The recent discoveries of emerald, sapphire, opal and the emergence of the diamond industry throughout Canada have greatly advanced investor acceptance of the potential of Canadian gemstones.
Its the 5th Gem Bazaar in Quetta, which shows PGJDCs commitment for consistent efforts to promote Pakistani Gemstone sector and also to provide a lucrative opportunity and platform for the buyers and sellers of gemstones and mineral specimen under one roof in secured environment.
The lenses hosting the gemstones on the Blu Starr property appear to be localized within a few hundred meters of startigraphy, near the base of the upper plate high grade metamorphic rocks of the Valhalla-Passmore Domes, just above the Gwillim Creek shear zone.
KARACHI, April 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Hundreds of visitors took keen interest in the precious and semi precious gemstones and gems studded jewellery displayed at over 65 stalls in two-day Gem Bazar organised by Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) in Peshawar at its Gem Exchange, in Namak Mandi.
Hundreds of buyers visited the stalls set up in two days Gem Bazar and shown their keen interest in precious and semi precious gemstones and mineral specimen.
Large areas of BC are underlain by high-grade metamorphic rocks similar to those hosting may of the gem deposits in East Africa and those believed to be the source of some of the gemstones found in the placer deposits of Sri Lanka.
Stoller's creations features gemstones that are as geologically rare as gems that are acknowledged as the finest in the world, with one important difference: his pieces include some of the largest gemstones ever cut, including Bahia.