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
Hosted by Jean-Christophe Babin, Bulgari Group CEO, guests were greeted by models who glittered in the latest collection, which features more than 100 one-of-a-kind jewels and precious gemstones.
Beside it, a buffalo skull adorned with brown distressed leather accented by seed beads of cream, green, brown and other earthen tones along with mineral and gemstones.
Researchers uncovered artifacts—glass vessels and beads, rock crystals, gemstones, cowry shells and pottery—that originated in Yemen, Madagascar, the Maldives and China.
Hobbyists enjoyed cutting and polishing gemstones and mounting them in prefabricated jewelry settings or in metalwork of their own creation.
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.
Featuring fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer’s prices.
Gold is among the few valuable minerals, gems, and gemstones that show up looking beguiling upon first discovery—no need for polish to dazzle.
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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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