Definition of Transparent gem
1. Noun. A gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion.
Generic synonyms: Gem, Gemstone, Stone
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Literary usage of Transparent gem
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1. The Bible Hand-book: An Introduction to the Study of Sacred Scripture by Joseph Angus (1873)
"13 '' Sapphire, a transparent gem, generally sky-blue, and very hard; hence the floor of the throne of God in heaven is compared to it, Exod. xxiv. ..."
2. A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps by Richard Joseph Sullivan (1794)
"... carnelian, sarda, or sardius, all name sof the same stone; onyx, an undetermined transparent gem ; sardonyx, a semi-transparent gem, which partakes of ..."
3. Key to the Revelation: In Thirty-eight Lectures, Taking the Whole Book in Course by Ethan Smith (1837)
"The second, a sapphire; a transparent gem, of pure blue, and some of deep azure, second in value to the diamond, and the second gem in the breast-plate of ..."
4. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1877)
"Yet when this brilliant transparent gem is examined with a high power and strong light, the whole mass may be seen to be filled with long acicular crystals ..."
5. The Gem-cutter's Craft by Leopold Claremont (1906)
"... 'HE chrysoberyl is a beautiful transparent gem stone occurring in different shades of green, yellow, and brown. The green and brown specimens are ..."