- Faith had a lovely moss- rose in her hat- a rose just peeping through its lattice at mankind, before it should open and blush at them- and she knew what it was that he admired more than the sweetest rose that ever gemmed itself with dew. - "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
- The dew, like innumerable pearls, gemmed the grass in the park- like lawn of the hotel, and the slanting rays of the sun flecked the luxuriant foliage. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
- And such talk- the groundwork of it, so to speak, very intimate- careless; but gemmed with thoughts, diamonded with wit, rhythmic with feeling: don't we know how it ran- A hundred and fifty tattered prodigals.... - "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.