A highly attractive and valuable piece of mineral or rock, used especially in jewelry; a gemstone.
- The range of geological subjects is wide: minerals, rocks, precious stones, and the means of working them.
- 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.
- Much of the jewellery is set with precious stones.
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