gemology

noun
gem·ol·o·gy | \je-ˈmä-lə-jē, 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 \ adjective

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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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The first known use of gemology was in 1811

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