Noun(1) art highly prized for its beauty or perfection(2) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry(3) a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry(4) a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan(5) a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
(1) One of the commentators (I wish I knew his name) offered a gem that went something like this.(2) The clubhouse in the mountains is a little gem of rustic Spanish charm, with great food and friendly staff ready to ply you with refreshing copas of champagne and plates of Serrano ham after your labours.(3) This gem of a book explores the ways in which animals control and utilize body heat.(4) this architectural gem of a palace(5) Each song on the trio's final disc is a pop gem , but they've all been on previous albums.(6) The throne sat in the center, a large, cushioned armchair studded with many a precious and semi-precious gem .(7) They reflect and refract the light, giving the depth and luminosity of a precious gem .(8) Having such a precious gem as the Olympics hanging around gives a fulcrum to the leverage of dissent.(9) With over 400 miles of ground to cover, you'll have time to stop at all of the special places that make this byway such a gem .(10) The school was bought by the parish council for use by the people - not because it was considered an architectural gem , or for sentimental reasons.(11) It's a little gem of the recent morphometric literature.(12) Others made from precious gems appear lighter.(13) With this idea he hastened to the florist's and purchased a bouquet that was still gemmed with the morning dew-drops.(14) They were prized for their gem-like precision and detail.(15) The first encounter many will have with the diamond and precious gems industry will be in the plush backroom of a high-street jewellers.(16) Once the domain of royalty, precious gems have today become a part of almost everyone's jewellery.