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

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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 There's even an on-site gemologist whose day job is to scour the world for precious jewels (our current favorite is an Irene Neuwirth Limited Edition Ceylon Sapphire necklace that retails for $67,300). Hallie Levine Sklar, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Naples, Florida," 9 June 2017 Guests can also enter the hotel through The Vault, run by Katherine Jetter, who is considered one of the top ten gemologists in the world. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Inside Hotel Pippa, the Buzziest New Place to Stay on Nantucket," 1 Aug. 2018 Getty Images Getty Images Tiara expert Grant Mobley—renowned gemologist and Director at Pluczenik, one of the world’s leading diamantaires—originally placed bets on the Strathmore Rose. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Tiara Looks So Different Than Kate and Diana's," 19 May 2018 But gemologists traffic in precious pearls, and discard the rest with a pejorative classification: calcium-carbonate concretions. Michael Lapointe, The Atlantic, "The Twisted Tale of the World’s Largest Pearl," 11 May 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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