A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GEM

Fri, 5 Jan '24
Set piece?
Thu, 2 Nov '23
Citrine, for one
Tue, 3 Oct '23
___ State (Idaho nickname)
Thu, 12 Jan '23
It's set in a ring
Mon, 26 Dec '22
Jewel
Tue, 22 Nov '22
Garnet, e.g.
Wed, 7 Sep '22
Real beauty
Mon, 20 Jun '22
Beauty
Wed, 1 Jun '22
Little treasure
Sun, 15 May '22
Peridot, for one
Fri, 6 May '22
Paragon
Sun, 17 Apr '22
Absolute beaut
Tue, 2 Nov '21
There's an official one for every month