semi-precious

semi-precious
semi-precˈious adjective (mineralogy)
Valuable, but not valuable enough to be considered a gemstone
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semi-precious UK US adjective
a semi-precious stone is one that is used in jewellery and is fairly valuable but not as valuable as a precious stone such as a diamond or emerald
Thesaurus: stones used in jewelleryhyponym

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ˌsemi-ˈprecious [semi-precious] adjective usually before noun
(of a jewel) less valuable than the most valuable types of ↑jewels

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