glyptography

[glip-tog-ruh-fee]
noun
  1. the description or study of engraved gems or other stones.
  2. Also called glyptics. the art or process of engraving on gems or the like.

Origin of glyptography

1790–1800; < Greek glyptó(s) carved + -graphy
Related formsglyp·tog·ra·pher, nounglyp·to·graph·ic [glip-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌglɪp təˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glyptography

glyptography

noun
  1. the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones
Derived Formsglyptographer, nounglyptographic (ˌɡlɪptəˈɡræfɪk) or glyptographical, adjective
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