gem and gemstone

   A precious or semiprecious stone of any kind, especially when cut and polished for ornaments. A jewel.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • gem — [jem] n. [ME gemme < OFr < L gemma, a swelling, bud, precious stone < IE * ĝembhna < base * ĝembh , to bite, tooth > COMB1] 1. a) a cut and polished gemstone or a pearl, used for ornamentation b) GEMSTONE [a fortune in uncut gems] …   English World dictionary

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