Is gemstones one word or two?

What is the difference between gemstones and stones?

Precious and semi-precious stones that are used in jewelry are called gemstones. Typically, these stones are cut and refined minerals. However, gemstones are not always composed of minerals. Sometimes precise rocks, or organic resources are considered gemstones and are also used in jewelry and embellishments.

What do gemstones mean?

: a mineral or petrified material that when cut and polished can be used in jewelry.

What is another word for gemstones?


  • bauble.
  • bead.
  • gem.
  • ornament.
  • stone.
  • trinket.
  • glass.
  • rock.

What is the opposite of gemstones?

What is the opposite of gem?

loss mislaying
dispossession forfeiture
losing misfortune
ruin shortfall
squandering waste

What do you call a group of gemstones?

The word lapidary relates to precious stones, especially the things people do with them such as cut, polish, and set them in a fancy bracelet.

What is the synonym of jewels?

In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for jewel, like: gem, treasure, bijou, trinket, gemstone, rock, sparkler, dear, opal, pearl and bejewel.

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