gem·​ol·​o·​gist | \ je-ˈmä-lə-jist How to pronounce gemologist (audio) , jə- \
variants: or less commonly gemmologist

Definition of gemologist

: a specialist in gems specifically : one who appraises gems

Examples of gemologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charles Lewis Tiffany himself purchased it as a rough stone in 1877 and had the diamond cut by the famed gemologist George Frederick Kunz into a gobstopping 82 facets. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 23 Aug. 2021 Dede Cadieux, a gemologist from York Harbor, Maine, drives down every Wednesday to help people make jewelry., 4 Aug. 2021 The following day, the gemologist at Boodles remained uneasy about her interaction with Anna. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 The study authors said in the news release that the amber was purchased by gemologist Adolf Peretti before 2017 from an authorized company that has no ties to Myanmar's military, and money from the sale did not support armed conflict. Katie Hunt, CNN, 14 June 2021 According to Kimberly Abruzzo, a gemologist at Rare Carat, the diamond appears to be approximately five to six carats. Eliza Huber,, 6 May 2021 But let Victoria Wirth Reynolds, Tiffany’s current chief gemologist, tell the story. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 20 Feb. 2021 Because of the methods developed by groups like Kamoka, and a rising consumer interest in where jewelry comes from, gemologist and pearl expert Laurent Cartier says sustainable pearl farms are no longer an outlier. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Feb. 2021 Kristen Wiig plays Barbara Ann Minerva, a gemologist who eventually evolves into Diana's arch-nemesis Cheetah. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of gemologist

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Gemologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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