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gemstone

Syllabification: gem·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈjemˌstōn
 
/

Definition of gemstone in English:

noun

A precious or semiprecious stone, especially one cut, polished, and used in a piece of jewelry.
Example sentences
  • Traders in Livingstone have been urged to start dealing in gemstones to sell the precious stones to the many tourists who visit the tourist capital.
  • Other attractions include gemstones, temple jewellery and pendants.
  • The fabulous wealth of the Mughals is particularly demonstrated through the gemstones and jewellery that they collected.

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