from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A precious or semiprecious stone that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished.

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  • noun a gem, usually made of minerals.

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  • noun a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry


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  • This gemstone is believed to enhance self-esteem, develop the ability to love and hasten spiritual growth.

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  • Bella’s favorite gemstone is topaz because it reminds her of Edward’s eye color.

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  • Surrounding the gemstone is a luscious mother of pearl: blue surrounding the opal, green surrounding malachite, and yellow mother of pearl enwrapping the tiger eye.


  • Moissanite, a gemstone is a new category of jewels with fire, lustre and brilliance better than diamonds.

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  • Amber was known as the gemstone of kings and queens.

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  • By definition, a gemstone is a mineral or stone suitable for use in jewelry after having been cut and polished.


  • A gemstone is a precious or semi-precious stone used for jewelry.


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  • Tanzanite One is the biggest miner of the blue-violet gemstone, which is found only in the east African nation of Tanzania.

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