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I need to describe a few pieces of clothing. Please help me choose the right words.

1. What do you call a home garment “dressing gown” or “robe”?
2. And what do you call a piece of cloth to tie it “tie belt” or “sash”?

Could you check these sentences?

1. It’s a formal dress floor length.
2. This formal dress id dressy.
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Mister MicawberWhy don't you try googling each phrase and see how many pages appear for each?
That's why I asked. I googled each phrase and the result was that  precious stone / semi-precious stone is a few times more common. But a few days ago one American girl told me that I should say precious gem / semi-precious gem not precious stone / semi-precious stone. Who is right? That girl or Google?
Mister Micawber3. If I like somebody's necklace should I say:
"I like your jewellry". or "I like your piece of jewelry."-- Both of those are wrong, if you are admiring only one piece.  I would say 'I like your necklace.'
Unfortunately I don't know the names of all kinds of Jewelly in English. If I don’t know how to call a kind of jewellry what word can I use?

Ex. I like this accessory / adornment / …

Mr Google is sloppy sometimes, but always trust Mr Google over any 'American girl' when he produces high numbers of hits:

1,230,000 results - precious stone
230,000 results - precious gem
1,520,000 results - precious gemstone

539,000 results- semi precious stone

4,030,000 results sem precious gem

953,000 results - semi precious gemstone

It should be obvious that all those permutations are in use--even accounting for the illiterates on line.

And if you don't know the name of the piece of jewelry, then ask, of course! What a great way to learn a new word!
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Sure, that's a good idea.

You can say something like "Oh, I like your..." and then pause while you touch your earlobe, your finger, your wrist, or neck for earring, ring, bracelet, or necklace.
And if you don't know the name of the piece of jewelry, then ask, of course! What a great way to learn a new word!

You can say something like "Oh, I like your..." and then pause while you touch your earlobe, your finger, your wrist, or neck for earring, ring, bracelet, or necklace.
You’re quite right. Emotion: nodding

I trust Mr Google but in the Internet there are a lot of articles with formal expressions. I’m interested in usual informal speech. I’d like to understand which word (stone, gemstone or gem) people use more often in their everyday life.

1. Imagine that you see in a jeweller's a beautiful ring that has three red stones (you don't know the name of tese stones). Which word would you use?

Ex. Show me that ring with three red stones / gemstones / gems

2. What’s the difference between gemstone and gem?

Which word would you use? Ex. Show me that ring with three red stones / gemstones / gems.-- I'm liable to say any of those.

2. What's the difference between gemstone and gem?-- Nothing.
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