gemology

noun
gem·​ol·​o·​gy | \ je-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce gemology (audio) , jə-\
variants: or gemmology

Definition of gemology

: the science of gems

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Other Words from gemology

gemological \ ˌje-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce gemological (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gemology in a Sentence

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Her work—generally less than 40 pieces a year, all one of a kind, all sold privately, all modern masterpieces—is an exercise in creative genius, highly curatorial gemology, and acutely clever engineering. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How to See the Next Jewelry Masterpiece," 14 Mar. 2019 Her work—generally less than 40 pieces a year, all one of a kind, all sold privately, all modern masterpieces—is an exercise in creative genius, highly curatorial gemology, and acutely clever engineering. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How to See the Next Jewelry Masterpiece," 14 Mar. 2019 Take a peek at spectacular jewelry pieces representing 300 years of Indian gemology. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top weekend events: Festival of Lights, San Diego Opera, Fern Street Circus," 12 Oct. 2017 A cabdriver’s son from the Bronx, Mr. Leighton was not born to a life in gemology or high fashion. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Fred Leighton, a Jeweler Who Made Stars Glitter, Dies at 85," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of gemology

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gemology

Latin gemma gem

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gemology

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Gempylidae

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