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LampPro Tip 1/2
Jewelry ContextPlay
Use 'gem' for stones in rings, necklaces, and other fine jewelry. SlideHe gave her a ring with a shining gem at its center.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Figurative UsePlay
'Gem' can describe something cherished or valuable, not just stones. SlideThis old book is a gem; it's rare and precious to me.