Any of several gems, including the diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire, that have high economic value because of their rarity or appearance.
A rare and costly gem.
Precious-stone Sentence Examples
23-79) mentions the gemma Gallaica, a precious stone.
Siegfried bathed in the blood of heals in g g healing the dragon he slew and thus became invulnerable; the blind emperor Theodosius recovered his sight when a grateful serpent laid a precious stone upon his eyes; Cadmus and his wife were turned into serpents to cure human ills.
The copper mineral malachite is often used as a semi precious stone in jewelry.
With the council of Athene, he threw a precious stone among them.
throwh the council of Athene, he threw a precious stone among them.