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 Since then, owner Birdie Levine, a certified gemologist appraiser, has noticed a few trends in diamond jewelry purchases. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, "The rich really are different: They're buying more jewelry during Covid," 19 Oct. 2020 In an email to National Geographic, Peretti says that a local Burmese gemologist with ties to local churches later recovered the fossil. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "The smallest known dinosaur is actually a peculiar ancient lizard," 13 Aug. 2020 Posting to Instagram on Wednesday, Zoe, 51, remembered the late gemologist and daughter of the New York Giants' chairman and co-owner Steve Tisch, with a loving tribute. Nicholas Rice,, "Rachel Zoe Mourns Loss of Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch's Daughter Hilary: 'I Wish You Peace'," 12 Aug. 2020 The pieces were given to a gemologist to determine their value. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Tiffany bracelet dropped in Salvation Army kettle by Christmas shopper," 24 Dec. 2019 And the company has hired a team of gemologists and horologists to inspect and authenticate luxury jewelry and watches. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "The RealReal IPO dazzles and stock soars 40%," 28 June 2019 The institute identifies and evaluates stones and trains gemologists. Paul Tullis, National Geographic, "How the sapphire trade is driving lemurs toward extinction," 6 Mar. 2019 Harry Winston, the gemologist who founded his eponymous jewelry house in 1932, often selected saturated stones reminiscent of sweets for his designs. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Harry Winston's Latest Jewelry Collection Will Give You a Sugar High!," 12 June 2019 According to diamond expert and gemologist Grant Mobley, Queen Elizabeth II will most likely pass down her special Botswana Flower brooch to Harry and Meghan's child. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Royal Heirloom Baby Sussex Will Inherit From the Queen, According to a Diamond Expert," 4 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of gemologist

1931, in the meaning defined above

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2 Nov 2020

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“Gemologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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