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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Gems

It was the Ancient Greeks who began to decide which gems are precious and semi-precious. This continued in other cultures.

In modern times, the precious stones are considered to be diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire and emerald, with all other gemstones being semi-precious.

Three and four centuries ago, many people believed that gems could heal the sick or prevent the disease in the first place. Topaz stones for instance were worn by asthmatics and the mentally deranged were given jewellery containing sapphire stones to relieve their symptoms.

Peridots are the only gems that have been found in meteorites.

Here is a list of songs with jewelry or precious stones in the title. 

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