having gems; set with gems.
like a gem, especially in being bright, glittering, or sparkling.
- gem·mi·ly, adverb
- gem·mi·ness, noun
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How to use gemmy in a sentence
His draughtsmanship displays an agreeable stateliness; his colouring a graceful gemmy brightness and a glow of sunny gold.
There is a very noble quality of green—sappy and gemmy—like some of Titian's or Giorgione's—in the stuffs they use.New Italian sketches | John Addington Symonds
His draughtsmanship displays an agreeable sketchiness; his colouring a graceful gemmy brightness and a glow of sunny gold.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi | Count Carlo Gozzi
They have olive skins, black curly hair, flashing eyes, and fingers that dance with gemmy rings.Nights in London | Thomas Burke