(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. jewel, stone; prize; work of art. See ornament, goodness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A Jewel]
Syn. precious stone, gemstone, bauble, ornament; see Jewel 1 .
Types of gems include: diamond, emerald, ruby, pearl, brilliant, aquamarine, amethyst, topaz, turquoise, jade, opal, sapphire, garnet, carnelian, jacinth, beryl, cat's eye, chrysoprase, chalcedony, agate, bloodstone, moonstone, onyx, sard, lapis lazuli, chrysolite, carbuncle, coral, zircon, tourmaline, peridot.
2. [A highly valued thing or person]
Syn. Jewel, prize, treasure, pearl, pearl beyond price, flower, paragon, acme of perfection, masterpiece, trump, ace, nonpareil, beau ideal.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
jewel, precious stone, semiprecious stone, *rock, *ice, bauble.
blue: sapphire, aquamarine, turquoise, hyacinth
carved in relief: cameo
cutting device: lap
diamond look-alike: zircon
engraving: glyptics
expert, cutter, polisher, dealer: lapidary
fake: paste, rhinestone
flaw: feather
imperfectly transparent gem: loupe
iridescent: pearl, moonstone, opal, cat’s eye
green: emerald, beryl, aquamarine, jade, peridot
magnifying glass used by jeweler: loupe
oblong shape, cut in: baguette
plane or individual cut: facet, culet, bezel, bezil
purple: amethyst
red: ruby, garnet, carnelian, sard, avena
setting, groove and flange: bezel
study of: gemology
transparent: diamond
weight: carat, karat
yellow: topaz
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Someone or something considered exceptionally precious: pearl, prize1, treasure. See VALUE.

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