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  • n. Plural form of gemstone.


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  • Her lover, Felipe, a Brazilian born man of Australian citizenship who ran an import/export business specializing in gemstones, had been living in Indonesia when they met, but traveled frequently to the United States to conduct business.

    Arlene M. Roberts: Committed: An Immigration Love Story

  • Juraviel had steadfastly refused, insisting that the gemstones were a problem for the humans, not the elves.


  • The weight or size, clarity as well as the color of the gemstones are the few important aspects which should be kept in mind while evaluating the value on the basis of rarity.


  • While De Beers continues to promote its brand-name gemstones as a durable store of value, the reality is that, for the time being at least, diamond value is anything but forever.

    Asia Times Online

  • Although they are all classified as gemstones, the almandine and pyrope families are the most precious and most widely used for this purpose.


  • Rena watched in fascination as Kala made good her words, her plump, stubby fingers moving with great skill and surpris - ing delicacy, as she cut and faceted tiny "gemstones" from the iron pyrites, little things that glittered like black diamonds.


  • Over three decades of Banda's rule, the fact that Malawi had mineral riches such as gemstones, bauxite, gold and diamonds was kept quiet and no exploitation was allowed for fear it would trigger a rural-to-urban migration.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I have learned of several religions, your Abellican one included, and I know well the premise of the Abellican Church that the gemstones are the gifts of their god. "


  • I leave you with this thought to consider: write in one you think is better and as such distance yourself from those two and any potential spiritual complicity from placing one of those two "gemstones" into the setting.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • Most New Yorkers know 47th Street, the main thoroughfare of the Diamond District, a micro community of storefronts with fluorescent-lit window displays overflowing in diamonds, gold and gemstones.

    Changing Facets of the Diamond District


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