precious stone


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precious stone:

see gemgem,
commonly, a mineral or organic substance, cut and polished and used as an ornament. Gems also are used as seals (items of assurance) and as talismans (good-luck charms). For birthstones, see month.
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precious stone

[′presh·əs ′stōn]
(mineralogy)
Any genuine gemstone.
A gemstone of high commercial value because of its beauty, rarity, durability, and hardness; examples are diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald.

precious stone

any of certain rare minerals, such as diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, or opal, that are highly valued as gemstones
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In the exhibition from all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chitral, Gilgit Baltistan, Quetta and other areas of the country the Gems and Jewelry business community arranged some stall in which precious stones like Ruby, Tourmaline, Peridot, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Topaz, Zircon, Spinel, Kunzite, Tanzanite, Manganite, Pearl, Turquoise, Lapislazuli, Citrine, Opal, Coral, Agate, Amber, Malachite, Almandine Garnet, Moon Stone, Sun Stone, Blood Stone, Amethyst, Aventurine.
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