semiprecious


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semiprecious

(of certain stones) having commercial value, but less than a precious stone

semiprecious

[¦sem·i′presh·əs]
(lapidary)
Pertaining to gemstones whose value is lower than that of precious stones; in particular, stones whose hardness is less than 8.
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The researchers also found more than 1,000 tiny beads made of gold, silver and carnelian, an orange semiprecious stone.
The product mix includes jewelry, semiprecious stones, candles incense, AA/NA products and much more.
The park will also provide space for eight refugee women from Iraq, Lebanon, and Albania to sell for charity jewelries from beads and semiprecious stones.
Everything looked masculine and square and I used curves and semiprecious stones and brought liveliness to silverware.
Elise sources pearls, semiprecious stones and beads from around the world and then creates jewellery to reflect the inspiration gathered on her travels.
NEW designers Deb Gibsoand Jane Jones are exhibiting their jewellery using fresh water pearls, silver and semiprecious stones at theOurWhite Room art gallery iChurchside Arcade, Rugby.
ADD a beautiful veil of high shine to lips with this sensuous emollient gloss in three tones of semiprecious colour in one package.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Skilful dentists existed as far back as 2,500 years ago who helped ancient peoples of southern North America beautify their teeth with otches, grooves, and semiprecious gems.
Under the banner of the Amethyst Initiative, named for the semiprecious stone said to ward off drunkenness, the administrators argued that the current minimum age of 21 undermines respect for the law, prevents faculty members from teaching and modeling responsible drinking, discourages students from seeking help when they get into alcohol-related trouble, and encourages consumption in private, unsupervised settings where excess is more likely.
argues persuasively that the Grail is a typical twelfth-century portable altar, topped by a slab of semiprecious stone, under which a sacred relic might be encased, and upon which the Eucharistic elements were placed.
She draws upon her many years of experience and expertise in "The Metaphysical Book Of Gems And Crystals" to provide the reader with an informed and illustrated examination of more than seventy precious and semiprecious mineral stones, along with instructions for maintaining and recharging their powers, using their basic vibratory patterns to therapeutically treat various human disorders in general, and utilizing gems in color therapy and the harmonization of chakras in particular.
I was a desert rat and a seashore wanderer, picking up shells, petrified wood, agates (and other semiprecious stones), things from long-abandoned mining camps, etc.