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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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