gemology

noun

gem·​ol·​o·​gy je-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce gemology (audio)
jə-
variants or gemmology
: the science of gems
gemological adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This includes not only individual professional development but also in-depth courses in our field of gemology and in communication courses, such as neuro-linguistic programming. Thomas Schröck, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Long before producing her eponymous collections and earning her gemology credentials, however, Aysoy worked as a private banker and thus has a firm grasp of jewelry design plus the business of jewelry. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Two gemology experts sorted the gems into two equal groups, town officials said in a Facebook post. Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2021 Two gemology experts sorted the gems into two equal groups, town officials said in a Facebook post. Jonathan Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Dec. 2021 Gabriella Taffin de Givenchy, a jewelry designer who’s about to launch her first collection after completing her gemology degree during lockdown, and oil trader Ugo de Mallmann met at a mutual friend’s party in New York City. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2021 Different experts will engage with online participants weekly on diverse topics in gemology today. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 14 Mar. 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin gemma gem

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gemology was in 1811

Dictionary Entries Near gemology

Cite this Entry

“Gemology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gemology. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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