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gemstone

[′jem‚stōn]
(geology)
A mineral or petrified organic matter suitable for use in jewelry.
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com)-- Gemstones are elements of minerals which when polished and cut are used for making jewelry and other ornaments, as well as for decoration purposes.
Gemstone sales have soared here because rising numbers of superstitious people are buying them to overcome marriage and other personal problems, salespeople say.
GIA, and several other leading authorities on gemstone identification, were unable to identify one gemstone in the collection, suggesting that it is a new mineral.
Experienced gemstone experts from relevant fields shared their professional experience with participants regarding knowledge of gemstone, their type, value, identification, classification, gradation, cutting, polishing and pricing.
Pakistan relishes the luxury of abundant and valuable gemstone treasures buried in its lands.
VLCC founder and mentor Vandana Luthra said the gemstone therapy has been developed after several years of in-house research and development.
The Y filed its lawsuit in August, asking that a judge order Gemstone to reimburse the nonprofit.
Such action could assist with tackling issues of tax evasion through undervaluation, money laundering through overvaluation, and gemstone smuggling through misdescription, all mechanisms employed by transnational organized criminals, that well-informed frontline officers could truncate or disrupt.
The newly revised and substantially updated second edition of A Field Guide To Gold, Gemstone, And Mineral Sites Of British Columbia: Volume 2--Sites Within A Day's Drive Of Vancouver by Rick Hudson is an insightful and informative collection of area locations filled with the accessible beauties of natural minerals and gems to be found in the Vancouver area.
Twenty-five years ago you could not get an Ontario amethyst gemstone ring," Steve says.
Elements in the center of the periodic table tend to color minerals, making many ordinary minerals into gemstones (hard, colorful minerals)," says Mickey Gunter, a mineralogist at the University of Idaho.
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA; New York) announced that it has launched "InColor," a new magazine that replaces the association's two decade-old "ICA Gazette" newsletter.