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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 ?
Collins, "The detection of colour-enhanced and synthetic gem diamonds by optical spectroscopy," Diamond and Related Materials, vol.
Large colorless HPHT-grown synthetic gem diamonds from New Diamond Technology, Russia.
Most jewellers can detect a synthetic gem using a simple probe which costs about pounds 70.
The authors conclude that if no contradictory visual evidence exists, synthetic gem corundum containing these visual features could erroneously be mistaken for heat-treated natural gems.
Various displays focus on aspects ranging from crystals to organic gems, phenomenal stones and even imitation and synthetic gem materials.