As nouns the difference between crystal and gemstone
is that crystal
is (countable) a solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions while gemstone
is a gem, usually made of minerals.
As an adjective crystal
is very clear.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* crystall (obsolete)
* chrystal (obsolete)
(countable) A solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.
(countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.
(uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.
(uncountable, slang) crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.
The glass over the dial of a watch case.
* (array of atoms) grain
* (array of atoms) amorphous, glass
* crystallization, crystallisation
* crystallize, crystallise
* crystal stone
- "Do I make myself clear?" / "Crystal ."
a gem, usually made of minerals.
* See also