precious stone

Definitions of precious stone
  1. noun
    a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
    synonyms: gem, jewel
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    crown jewel
    a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia
    solitaire
    a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself
    diamond
    a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
    ruby
    a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
    pearl
    a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
    emerald
    a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
    sapphire
    a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
    ice, sparkler
    diamonds
    seed pearl
    a small imperfect pearl
    type of:
    jewellery, jewelry
    an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
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