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precious stone

noun
1.
a gem distinguished for its beauty and rarity, used in jewelry.
Origin of precious stone
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English
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  • You did not hear whether he had any precious stones in his possession?

    My Strangest Case Guy Boothby
  • They had a number of jars of precious stones and pearls that shone by night.

  • It was filled to the brim with precious stones, most of them removed from their settings.

    The Golden Fleece Julian Hawthorne
  • He had them put on armlets of precious stones and mix sweet-smelling herbs.

  • We are told that Lady Jane's headdress on the morning of her marriage was of green velvet set round with precious stones.

    Ten Girls from History Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • She was bedecked with a fortune in pearls and precious stones.

    The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Many different countries were drawn upon for contributions of precious stones.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
British Dictionary definitions for precious stones

precious stone

noun
1.
any of certain rare minerals, such as diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, or opal, that are highly valued as gemstones
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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precious stones in the Bible

Frequently referred to (1 Kings 10:2; 2 Chr. 3:6; 9:10; Rev. 18:16; 21:19). There are about twenty different names of such stones in the Bible. They are figuratively introduced to denote value, beauty, durability (Cant. 5:14; Isa 54:11, 12; Lam. 4:7).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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