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soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography Ag , atomic number 47 , silver
medieval science that sought to transform common objects into precious material alchemy
heavy precious metallic element; grey-white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits atomic number 78 , platinum , Pt
jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger band , ring
metal that is common and not considered precious base metal
especially rich vein of precious ore bonanza
small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead bone-ash cup , cupel , refractory pot
mass of precious metal bullion
unit of weight for precious stones carat
precious stone that is an valuable part of a sovereign's regalia crown jewel
transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem diamond
excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology diggings , digs
transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem emerald
something precious gem
one who cuts and shapes precious stones gem cutter
person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry gem , jewel
precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry gem , jewel , precious stone
carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones) glyptic art , glyptography
art of engraving on precious stones glyptics , lithoglyptics
engraving on precious stones glyptography
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