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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.
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gemstone

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

(ˈdʒɛmˌstoʊn)

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

A mineral valued for its beauty, durability, scarcity, and suitability for cutting into a gem.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
حَجَر كَريم
drahokamdrahý kámen
ædelstensmykkesten
gimsteinn
polodrahokam
kıymetli taş

gemstone

[ˈdʒemˌstəʊn] Npiedra f preciosa or semipreciosa, gema f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gemstone

[ˈdʒɛmstəʊn] n (= gem) → pierre f précieuse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gemstone

nEdelstein m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

gemstone

[ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn] ngemma, pietra preziosa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in periodicals archive ?
And John Marshall, a Seattle-based artist and silversmith, also collaborated with Scott to create unique silver sculptures that complement Scott's gems and crystals.
She draws upon her many years of experience and expertise in "The Metaphysical Book Of Gems And Crystals" to provide the reader with an informed and illustrated examination of more than seventy precious and semiprecious mineral stones, along with instructions for maintaining and recharging their powers, using their basic vibratory patterns to therapeutically treat various human disorders in general, and utilizing gems in color therapy and the harmonization of chakras in particular.
In its windows and cases he eye-popping gems and crystals that prompt sighs and aaahhhs.