Answer: gem

AnswerCrossword Clue
GEM

Birth-month symbol

GEM

Precious stone

GEM

Beaut

GEM
.. State (Idaho)
GEM
Outstanding individual
GEMSpecial person, as it were
GEMMuffin
GEMSomething of value
GEMBirth month symbol
GEMPrized possession
GEMLittle treasure
GEMMasterpiece
GEMBaguette, e.g.
GEMHoney of a game
GEMCoveted stone
GEMTiara component
GEMNice play
GEMJewel
GEMOne seen in a ring
GEMOne found in the ring
GEMThe Star of India, e.g.
GEMThe ... State (Idaho's nickname)
GEMReal find
GEM"Columbia, the ... of the Ocean" (old patriotic song)
GEMShiny stone
GEMPeach of a person
GEMDiamond, for one
GEMFine stone
GEMRing thing
GEMDiamond or emerald
GEMTourmaline or amethyst
GEMBit of treasure
GEMHeck of a person
GEMLapidary's concern
GEMCrown ornament
GEMDiamond or ruby
GEMIt has facets
GEMPrecious item
GEMRing item
GEMThere's one hidden in the answer to each starred clue