Definition of gemstone
: a mineral or petrified material that when cut and polished can be used in jewelry
Examples of gemstone in a Sentence
traditionally, the gemstone for someone born in May is an emerald
Recent Examples of gemstone from the Web
A jewelry vendor who attended the St. Charles Fine Arts Show over the weekend reported $500,000 in gemstones and other jewelry were stolen from his vehicle, police said Wednesday.
It is believed to be the first time that such a large number of these gemstones have come to auction.
The extravagant gown was hand painted with gold metallic pigment, machine printed with auburn rhinestones, then hand-embroidered with sparkling pearls and gemstones.
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First Known Use of gemstone
before 12th century
GEMSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gemstone for English Language Learners
: a stone that can be used in jewelry when it is cut and polished
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Definition of gemstone for Students
: a stone that when cut and polished can be used in jewelry
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