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stones, precious:

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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Silver, gold, semi-precious stones, precious stones, in addition to gold-plated materials and anything natural such as leather.
com, India's premier research company in export import market research, announced today that India's Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad with Precious Metal and its products exports in December- 2014 has fallen to US$ 513.
6%, due to increase in exports of natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals and leather.