Gemstone

A gemstone or gem (also called a fine gem, jewel, precious or semi-precious stone) is a piece of crystal (mineral), which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli) or organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber or jet), are also used for jewelry, and are therefo...
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gemstone

Any mineral or naturally occurring substance in an raw, uncut state that is capable of being a gem.
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gemstone

Any mineral or naturally occurring substance in an raw, uncut state that is capable of being a gem.
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Gemstone

[database] GemStone/S is a proprietary application framework that was first available for Smalltalk as an object database. ==Company history== GemStone Systems was founded on March 1, 1982 as Servio Logic to build a set theoretic model data base machine. Ian Huang instigated the founding of Servio Logic, as the technology adviser to the CEO...
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Gemstone

A cut and polished stone which possesses the beauty,durability and rarity necessary for use in jewelry.
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Gemstone

A gemstone is a mineral with distinct qualities of durability, rarity and beauty that make it desirable for the purpose of making jewellery. Although some materials like pearl and amber are not minerals they are still regarded as gemstones because they carry similar attributes.
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gemstone

a precious or semi-precious stone that is used in jewellery, often clear or gemmy
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gemstone

any of various minerals highly prized for beauty, durability, and rarity. A few noncrystalline materials of organic origin (e.g., pearl, red coral, ... [13 related articles]
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