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Precious or semiprecious stones or other materials such as amber or pearl, cut, polished, or otherwise dressed for ornamental purposes such as for jewelry, seals, or amulets; distinguished from "gemstone" which is precious or semiprecious stone that has not been worked.

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12yrs ago

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