adjective, gem·mi·er, gem·mi·est.

having gems; set with gems.
like a gem, especially in being bright, glittering, or sparkling.

Origin of gemmy

1400–50; late Middle English. See gem, -y1
Related formsgem·mi·ly, adverbgem·mi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gemmy

Historical Examples of gemmy

  • 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

  • They have olive skins, black curly hair, flashing eyes, and fingers that dance with gemmy rings.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke