from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several gems, including the diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire, that have high economic value because of their rarity or appearance.
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- noun Any
gem, such as a diamondor ruby, that is expensivebecause of its rarityor desirability; especially one set into a piece of jewelry.
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- noun a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
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