semiprecious definition

  • adjective:
    • significantly valuable or important
    • notably precious. Used mostly of gemstones utilized in precious jewelry, such amethyst, garnet, or iolite, which are adequately rare to own commercial worth, but are maybe not regarded as precious, as will be the diamond, emerald, and ruby.
    • made use of of gemstones having less commercial worth than valuable rocks
  • others:
    • Valuable, but less so versus many extremely prized things of similar nature.

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