Definition of gemstone in English:

gemstone

noun

  • A precious or semi-precious stone, especially one cut, polished, and used in a piece of jewellery.

    • ‘They were shiny and deep, like actual polished amethyst gemstones.’
    • ‘The precious gemstones did not appear to be anything out of the ordinary, and simply hung benignly from their chains.’
    • ‘As for the cut and polished gemstones the majority of the pieces that were purchased were calibrated.’
    • ‘To him, they looked like turquoise gemstones sparkling in the sunlight.’
    • ‘Gold, gemstones, jewellery and leather are all good buys here.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The speciality of these pieces is that the gemstones are powdered and used as base colours, which reflects the imagination of the artist.’
    • ‘She stopped at a stand selling jewelry and rare gemstones, glancing over its inventory.’
    • ‘Sometimes a merchant would stop by, looking for gemstones or precious metals that couldn't be found anywhere else.’
    • ‘I propose that rough coloured precious gemstones should be exempt from customs duty just as rough semiprecious stones are.’
    • ‘Like those objects, the cup is decorated with gemstones - emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.’
    • ‘Other attractions include gemstones, temple jewellery and pendants.’
    • ‘Couldn't she see there were no gemstones on the bracelet that he had given her?’
    • ‘His aqua eyes twinkled in the moonlight like gemstones on a lavish piece of jewelry.’
    • ‘The fabulous wealth of the Mughals is particularly demonstrated through the gemstones and jewellery that they collected.’
    • ‘Adjacent to it was a golden ring with three polished gemstones inserted into it.’
    • ‘Their lands are known for delicate gold work and abundance of gemstones, especially turquoise.’
    • ‘The resulting bracelets and brooches were realised in gold and enamel, encrusted with a dazzling array of precious gemstones.’
    • ‘Examples of various types of opal gemstones and opal jewelry are part of the exhibit.’
    • ‘Until recently few people considered Wyoming to have potential for gemstones other than nephrite jade.’

Pronunciation:

gemstone

/ˈdʒɛmstəʊn/