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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