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Gemstone

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A gemstone or gem is a piece of mineral crystal, which, in cut and polished form, is used to ... more valuable than a mid-quality emerald. Another unscientific term for semi-precious gemstones used ...

History of Gemstones - GemSelect

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Apr 7, 2009 ... The earliest gemstones include amber, turquoise, coral, lapis lazuli and malachite. These materials were easy to find and easy to work.

Gemstone - New World Encyclopedia

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Gemstones have been known and valued throughout history. Many have been associated with symbolic ...

Gemstone Definitions and History - Emporia State University

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While many universities may offer a course or two on gemstones and gemology, GIA's primary purpose is to provide an authoritative, complete, and reliable ...

Sinister Sparkle Gallery: 13 Mysterious & Cursed Gemstones

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Feb 9, 2012 ... Other gems are notorious for the myths surrounding their history, such ... Take a journey through these gorgeous gemstones and the titillating ...

Ruby History and Lore - GIA

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... one of the most sought-after gems of European royalty and the upper classes. ... Explore ruby history, research, quality factors, and more in the GIA Gem ...

The History of Lapidary - International Gem Society

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A full and complete history of the lapidary arts, from 70000 BC to present day. ... The practice of cutting gemstones to a specific configuration along with the ...

GeoGallery - Department of Mineral Sciences - Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ... Acasta Gneiss; Afghanite; African Gems; Agate; Alexandrites; Allan Hills 84001; Almandine schist; Amazing  ...

[Ganoksin] Gemstones - Precious Gems: The History of a Concept

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The idea of dividing gemstones into the categories of precious and semi-precious is a relatively modern idea. The word semiprecious itself entered the English ...

The 45 Most Gorgeous, Famous Gems of All Time -- The Cut

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May 23, 2013 ... From Kim Kardashian's ears to the annals of royal history (and Cannes, too).

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About the Stones, Mythology and History of Gemstones, Minerals ...

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When I began writing A Rumor of Gems, I tried to use only those beliefs that seemed ... properties of precious stones goes back beyond recorded history.

Gemstones - Information, Facts, Lore, History, Myths and Pictures

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Gemstones are so fascinating! Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and fascinating. Folklore about stones has been revered and honored for  ...

THE HISTORY OF GEMSTONES - the Site of Jewelry Mae

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Even in antiquity as men gazed at the shapes of crystals, whose origins they could not begin to understand or explain, it is not surprising that it was thought that ...