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Stones used in jewellery

agate

noun

a stone with bands of paler colour that is used for making jewellery

amethyst

noun

a valuable purple stone that is used in jewellery

aquamarine

noun

a green-blue stone used for making jewellery

baguette

noun

a diamond or other stone cut in a long narrow shape

beryl

noun

a valuable stone that has a transparent green, blue, or yellow colour

carbuncle

noun

a red jewel

crystal

noun

a piece of crystal used as a jewel

diamond

noun

a very hard clear colourless stone used in expensive jewellery and for cutting hard objects

emerald

noun

a bright green stone used in expensive jewellery

garnet

noun

a dark, clear, red stone used in jewellery

gem

noun

a beautiful expensive stone that is used to make jewellery

gemstone

noun

a gem

jasper

noun

a stone that is usually red or brown and is used to make jewellery and ornaments (=small objects for decorating rooms)

jet

noun

a hard black shiny stone used for making jewellery and ornaments

jewel

noun

a hard, coloured, and usually valuable stone that has been cut and made shiny

lapis lazuli

noun

a bright blue stone, used in jewellery

moonstone

noun

a shiny white stone used in jewellery

onyx

noun

a type of smooth stone with layers of white and black in it, used in jewellery

opal

noun

a smooth stone used in jewellery. Opals look white like milk, but you can see other colours in them as they reflect light.

precious stone

noun

a valuable stone such as a diamond or ruby, used for making jewellery

quartz

noun

a hard shiny stone often used inside electronic equipment and watches

rock

noun

a jewel, especially a diamond

ruby

noun

a valuable red jewel

sapphire

noun

a hard clear blue stone, used in expensive jewellery

semi-precious

adjective

a semi-precious stone is one that is used in jewellery and is fairly valuable but not as valuable as a precious stone such as a diamond or emerald

solitaire

noun

a single jewel such as a diamond in a ring or other piece of jewellery

stone

noun

a jewel

topaz

noun

a clear yellow stone used for making jewellery

turquoise

noun

a bright green-blue stone that is used for making jewellery

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