semiprecious

[ US /ˌsɛmaɪˈpɹɛʃəs, ˌsɛmiˈpɹɛʃəs, ˌsɛmɪˈpɹɛʃəs/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛmɪpɹˈɛʃəs/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
    such semiprecious stones as amethyst, garnet, jade, and tourmaline
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How To Use semiprecious In A Sentence

  • We don't bother much with what Kimmer terms semiprecious, though he has some fine turquoise he says extremely valuable. Chronicles of Pern, First Fall
  • A large-brimmed black silk hat with a strap of fiber, wood, gold and semiprecious stones, excavated from a Yuan tomb, is the only known example of the type worn by Mongol emperors. NYC Exhibit Unveils Rich Treasures Of Yuan Dynasty
  • Using materials native to New Zealand and semiprecious stones like aventurine, rose quartz and freshwater pearls, each of her pieces are totally original.
  • Both films created buzz as sneak previews at Telluride, often considered the state's crown jewel for film enthusiasts in comparison to Denver's semiprecious gem. Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours , Black Swan
  • The collection today has eight vases executed by the Baroviers in calcedonio glass, which imitates chalcedony, banded agate, and other semiprecious stones.
  • On display are approximately two hundred examples of semiprecious and precious gems, decorative stones, and outstanding pieces of jewelry.
  • My necklaces are made mainly of semiprecious stones, such as agate, quartz, amber, rock crystal and jade.
  • People wear lots of jewelry: large chunks of amber, and semiprecious stones, headpieces with bead work and feathers, large ornate silver ornaments shaped into Celtic knots.
  • The collection today has eight vases executed by the Baroviers in calcedonio glass, which imitates chalcedony, banded agate, and other semiprecious stones.
  • She makes 50 pieces a year using semiprecious stones such as aquamarines, hessonites, chrysoprase and pink tourmaline, and ranging from £800 to £50,000. Adding Jewels to Their Crowns
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