What do raw gemstones look like?

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In my experience, most raw gemstones look just like rocks. Some gemstones have a little color or shimmer to them, but most just look like plain old rocks.
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Most raw gemstones look simply like rocks. Some will have a glimmer of the color of the actual gemstone that they are, but until they are cut and polished, they simply look like rocks.
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