A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.
Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.
To adorn with gems or precious stones.
To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.
Attractive minerals used as jewellery. A diamond free of flaws, as far as can be determined by a trained observer with the aid of a 10-power magnifying glass, and having a colour and other characteristics that do not deleteriously affect its value for use as a faceted ornamental diamond.
(gemstone) : a mineral, rock or petrified material that when cut or faceted and polished is collectible or can be used in jewellery; others are organic, such as amber (fossilised tree resin) and jet (a form of coal). Note: some beautiful gemstones are too soft or too fragile to be used in jewelry.
It is a precious or semi-precious stone that is cut and polished for the use in jewelry.
A pearl or mineral that has been cut and polished for use as an ornament.
A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished. Gems are often classified as "precious" and "semiprecious" based on cost.
Any precious or semi-precious stone, especially those used for jewelry or ornament.
A gem is a ruby, sapphire, emerald, topaz, or other industry product that possesses the beauty, symmetry, rarity, and value necessary for qualification of a gem.
Commonly a mineral or organic substance that is cut and polished and used as an ornament. Jade comes within the broad scope of the tern gem. The qualities sought in gems are beauty, rarity, and durability. The unit of weight used for gems is the metric carat (200 mg). Gems are usually cut to bring out their colour and brilliance and to remove flaws. Jade, which is the main subject of this web site is not a precious stone but a semiprecious 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"
art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
A stone that can be cut and set as a jewel.
A precious or sometimes semiprecious stone cut and polished for ornament.
A mineral that is rare, beautiful, and durable.
A cut mineral or pearl refined for use as an ornament.
Small article of great value or beauty, gemstone.
A cut and polished material which possesses the beauty, durability and rarity necessary for use in jewelry. Also used to describe an especially fine specimen such as a gem emerald.
a jewel or a precious stone;
crystal that is precious usually due to a combination of its colour, transparency, lustre, hardness and rarity. Gems are usually cut in such a way as to maximise the reflection of light within them, and so make them 'sparkle'.
A stone which has been cut and polished for use in jewelry and fulfills the requirements of beauty, durability, and rarity. A fine stone of unusual quality. Precious or semi-precious stones.
A precious or semiprecious stone that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished. Include diamond, beryl, emerald, chalcedony, agate, onyx, tourmaline, chrysolite, sapphire, ruby, spinel, topaz, turquoise, zircon, cubic zirconia, jacinth, hyacinth, carbuncle, amethyst, alexandrite, cat's eye, bloodstone, hematite, jasper, moonstone, sunstone, and many others. Several organic materials like coral and pearls are also considered gemstones.
A cut-and-polished stone of beauty to be used in jewelry. Also used as a prefix for exceptional quality.
A mineral, rock or other natural material which has been cut and polished for use in jewellery, and has the qualities of beauty, durability and rarity
a beauty of a coin. One with unusually high quality.