transparent gem

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Noun1.transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusiontransparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
gemstone, gem, stone - 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"
amethyst - a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
aquamarine - a transparent variety of beryl that is blue green in color
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
chrysolite - a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone
chrysoprase - a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone
citrine - semiprecious yellow quartz resembling topaz
adamant, diamond - very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
emerald - a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
kunzite - a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstone
moonstone - a transparent or translucent gemstone with a pearly luster; some specimens are orthoclase feldspar and others are plagioclase feldspar
morganite - a kind of pink beryl used as a gemstone
peridot - a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone
ruby - a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers
water sapphire - a deep blue cordierite often used as a gemstone
sapphire - a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
hiddenite - a green transparent form of the mineral spodumene used as a gemstone
aventurine, sunstone - a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals
topaz - a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone
tourmaline - a mineral that is a complex borosilicate and hydroxide of aluminum containing iron and magnesium and calcium and lithium and sodium; it is usually black but occurs in transparent colored forms that are used as gemstones
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Among them are: Diamond: a transparent gem made of carbon, one of the earth''s most common elementsThe formation of diamonds began very early in the earth''s history, when the condensation of solid matter into a sphere caused the centre of the planet to become subjected to extremes of temperatures and pressure
I found an incredible Paris gemstone craftsman making gem spheres of fluorite and other transparent gem materials.

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